Ocean Optics and Tornado Medical Systems Partner on New Line of Spectrometers

Last Updated: Mon, Jun 18, 2012 07:00 hrs

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India:Ocean Optics ( www.oceanoptics.com) and Tornado Medical Systems have formed a co-development, manufacturing and distribution partnership for a broad line of spectrometers based on Tornado’s High Throughput Virtual Slit (“HTVS”) technology. The HTVS will form the core of a new line of high performance spectrometers being co-developed by the two companies and sold by Ocean Optics.

The HTVS technology overcomes the fundamental trade-off between resolution and light throughput in spectrometer design, without the use of moving parts or electronics. It is adaptable to a multitude of spectrometer designs and easily adaptable to different detectors, gratings and other critical spectrometer components, allowing spectrometer manufacturers to customize their designs specifically to customer needs.

Combining Tornado’s technology and optical design expertise with Ocean Optics’ long-standing track record of reliable and cost effective manufacturing, will result in a full line of high performance spectrometers for Ocean Optics’ OEM, distributor and retail customers.

Tornado’s Chairman and CEO, Stefan Larson, Ph.D., stated, “We are very excited to partner with a proven market leader like Ocean Optics. Their world-class manufacturing capabilities and global market reach is a perfect match for our technology.”

HTVS technology routinely increases light throughput of spectrometers by 10-15 times without compromising resolution. Richard Pollard, Chief Revenue Officer at Ocean Optics explains the promise of this technology, “The spectrometers co-developed by the companies will be, by far, the best performing and most cost effective on the market. The new product offerings will enable a novel way of delivering application performance across the board in optical spectroscopy.”

Co-development work is already underway and the first units are expected to be available by the autumn of 2012. More information can be found at www.oceanoptics.com and www.tornado-medical.com.

About Tornado Medical Systems Inc.

Founded in 2010, Tornado Medical Systems develops optical spectroscopy solutions for sample identification, detection, diagnosis and imaging. With a proven partnership model, Tornado works with large OEMs to develop ground-breaking solutions for high performance optical engines, both in free space spectroscopy and integrated photonics, or spectroscopy-on-chip.

About Ocean Optics

Headquartered in the USA, Ocean Optics is a leading supplier of solutions for optical sensing – fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter. With locations in Asia and Europe, the company has sold more than 100,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1992. Ocean Optics’ extensive line of complementary technologies includes chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, optical fibres, thin films and optics. The company is a subsidiary of Halma p.l.c.

About Halma

Halma p.l.c. is an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology. A public company listed on the London Stock Exchange, it has over 4000 employees in 40 subsidiaries worldwide. Halma's subsidiaries make products that protect lives and improve the quality of life for people through innovation in market leading products which make its customers safer, more competitive and more profitable. These subsidiaries are assisting India’s economy in areas such as manufacturing, energy, water and waste treatment, the environment, construction, transport and health.

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Mr Kuniyur J. Srinivasan,Country Head & Managing Director, Halma India, +91 (22) 67080400

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