Platypus Chemical SensorsTM

Based on cutting-edge nanotechnology research at the University of Wisconsin, Platypus has developed a new family of chemical sensors.

Platypus Chemical Sensors™ use advanced surface nanomaterials that selectively report the presence of toxic gases. When molecules of toxic gas bind to the surface of the sensor, the reorganization of molecular orientation of a liquid crystal film produces a color change. This color change can be read directly from the sensor, or it can be integrated into an electronic circuit to provide immediate and accurate detection of toxic gases.

By decoupling the sensing event (binding of the toxic gas) from the optical reporting (change of color in the liquid crystal), Platypus Chemical Sensors™ offer unique advantages over other technologies, including high sensitivity and selectivity, ultra-fast response times, stability over a wide range of environmental conditions, and minimal interference.

Illustration of Detection Technology used in PlatypusTM Chemical Sensors

PLATYPUS DOSIMETERS™

Platypus DosimetersTM provide personal exposure monitoring with accuracy that exceeds government standards.  These dosimeters are ideal for exposure assessments and as compliance tools.

 

Features:

  • High accuracy exceeds OSHA/NIOSH standards
  • Pre-calibrated (no user calibration or bump test required)
  • Immediate, on the spot results eliminate the need for lab analysis
  • No extra fees from lab analysis, pumps, tubes, or hoses
  • Maintains accuracy over wide environmental range over -5 to 50 °C and 0 to 95% RH
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COMING SOON…

Platypus Spot Sensors™ are small, economical and easy to use sensors for rapid identification of toxic chemicals.

Features:

  • High selectivity, with minimal interference from non-target compounds
  • Each sensor uses unique nanomaterials for different toxic gas detection
  • Fast response time
  • Easy to read dark-to-clear transition

COMING SOON…

Platypus Electronic MonitorsTM integrate PlatypusTM Chemical Sensor technology into wearable electronic devices that alarm when a toxic gas is detected.

Features:

  • Pre-calibrated (no user calibration or bump test required)
  • Detects 4 different toxic chemicals
  • Fast response time
  • Small, low-weight device can be worn in clothing or mounted onto robots