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irsweep.com

Founded Year

2014

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$180K

About IRsweep

IRsweep offers an optical spectrometer in the mid-infrared. Microsecond time resolution combined with large spectral bandwidth and high spectral resolution offers a plethora of new possibilities in molecular analysis. Real-time observation of enzyme kinetics and chemical reaction monitoring are two out of many application fields of the IRspectrometer.On May 10th, 2021, iRsweep was acquired by Sensirion Holdings. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

IRsweep Headquarters Location

Laubisruetistrasse 44

Staefa, 8712,

Switzerland

+41 (0)44 586 79 79

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IRsweep Patents

IRsweep has filed 5 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Spectroscopy
  • Laser science
  • Nonlinear optics
patents chart

Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

2/9/2021

5/31/2022

Spectroscopy, Broadcast engineering, Stereochemistry, Polarization (waves), Radio modulation modes

Grant

Application Date

2/9/2021

Grant Date

5/31/2022

Title

Related Topics

Spectroscopy, Broadcast engineering, Stereochemistry, Polarization (waves), Radio modulation modes

Status

Grant

Latest IRsweep News

Sensirion : fully acquires IRsweep

May 10, 2021

Message : 05/10/2021 | Press Release Sensirion Holding AG, a leading provider of environmental and flow sensor solutions, completes the acquisition of IRsweep AG, an innovative provider of optical sensing solutions. IRsweep, based in Stäfa, Switzerland, develops, manufactures, and supplies optical spectroscopy solutions based on semiconductor quantum cascade laser (QCL) frequency comb technology in the mid-infrared. Sensirion has been a minority investor of IRsweep with 33% of the shares since 2017. With this acquisition, Sensirion expands its optical sensing technology portfolio from components and modules to stand-alone infrared spectrometers for industrial and research applications. Many spectroscopic applications in industry and research simultaneously require high spectral resolution and speed. IRsweep's infrared spectrometers based on its QCL frequency comb technology allow to study fast processes very accurately, such as protein dynamics or industrial reaction monitoring, without the need for moving parts. IRsweep was founded in 2014, has eleven employees, and offers compact spectrometers based on its QCL frequency comb technology. Core applications of IRsweep's technology include the study of fast reaction kinetics in research and development applications. This acquisition allows Sensirion to strengthen its optical sensing technology portfolio enabling long-term developments of cost-efficient sensing solutions based on optical measurement principles, such as trace gas analysis in environmental monitoring or the detection of methane leaks. Andreas Hugi, Markus Mangold and Markus Geiser, IRsweep's founding team comment: 'We are excited to fully become a part of the Sensirion group, which will support us in expanding our reach and addressing new applications.' The three founders will continue to act as IRsweep's proven management team. 'Sensirion very cordially welcomes all IRsweep employees and looks forward to joint developments of optical sensing solutions for air or water quality measurements,' says Marc von Waldkirch, CEO of Sensirion. To learn more about Sensirion, please visit www.sensirion.com . For further information about IRsweep, see www.irsweep.com . Contact

  • When was IRsweep founded?

    IRsweep was founded in 2014.

  • Where is IRsweep's headquarters?

    IRsweep's headquarters is located at Laubisruetistrasse 44, Staefa.

  • What is IRsweep's latest funding round?

    IRsweep's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did IRsweep raise?

    IRsweep raised a total of $180K.

  • Who are the investors of IRsweep?

    Investors of IRsweep include Sensirion, ESA BIC Switzerland, Venture Kick, ETH Zurich and Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology.

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