|[February 07, 2013]
APIX Technology Signs a Comprehensive IP Licensing Agreement With CEA-Leti and CALTECH
GRENOBLE, France --(Business Wire)--
Analytical Pixels Technology ("APIX") today announces the signature of a
comprehensive intellectual property licensing agreement with France's
foremost research organization: CEA-Leti, and California's leading
technology college: Caltech. Under this exclusive agreement, APIX
secures extensive rights to a large portfolio of patents and
technologies related to silicon nano-scale sensors and other
"This licensing contract is the corner stone that will allow APIX to
bring to market the most advanced family of miniaturized,
ultra-sensitive gas chromatography devices" says Philippe Andréucci,
APIX co-founder and Vice President of Business Development.
The use of nano-scale silicon components represents a major progress in
miniaturizing gas chromatography devices, and making them more
sensitive, more robust and eventually ubiquitous. APIX is currently the
only company in its field bringing to market devices based on nano-scale
" The patent portfolio licensed to APIX along with the underlying
technology is the result of many years of advanced research performed in
our institution within the Kavli Nanoscience Institute under the
leadership of Professor Michael Roukes" says Frederic Farina, Chief
Innovation Officer and Executive Director of Technology Transfer at
"For seven years, the CEA-Leti and Caltech have worked in close
cooperation to mature the nano-scale devices that are now licensed to
APIX. We are all proud to see this advanced technology being brought to
market by the APIX team" adds Leti CEO Laurent Malir,
Under the terms of this agreement, APIX will develop and bring to market
several product families targeting the needs of cleantech, energy,
environment, defense/security and biomedical companies.
Initial products introduction is expected in the early part of 2013 with
an initial focus on the industrial and petrochemical markets.
In addition to this licensing contract, an extensive multi-year joint
development agreement has been launched by the three partners for the
continuous development and improvement of this technology.
APIX will be present at PITTCON 2013 in Philadelphia (PA, USA), March
Analytical Pixels technology ("APIX") was created
in 2011 to manufacture and sell Gas Chromatography products based on the
research conducted jointly by the CEA (France) and Caltech (USA). Using
APIX highly integrated, silicon based multi-gas analysis devices, users
are able to bring the full power of Gas Chromatography in-situ and
perform real time monitoring at a reduced cost compared to today's
model. APIX designed silicon devices are manufactured in one of the
world leading CMOS and MEMS facility at CEA-Leti Grenoble. APIX is
headquartered in Grenoble (France) with engineering and business
operations in the United States.
The California Institute of Technology
(Caltech) is one of the world's premier science and engineering research
institutions, where extraordinary scholars expand human knowledge and
benefit society through bold exploration and intensive scholarship.
Caltech is recognized for its highly select student body of 900
undergraduates and 1,200 graduate students, and for its outstanding
faculty. Since 1923, Caltech faculty and alumni have garnered 32 Nobel (News - Alert)
Prizes and seven Crafoord Prizes. In addition to its prestigious
on-campus research programs, Caltech operates the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory (JPL), the W. M. Keck Observatory in Mauna Kea, the Palomar
Observatory, and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory
(LIGO). Caltech is a private university in Pasadena, California. For
more information, visit http://www.caltech.edu.
CEA is a French research and technology
organization, with activities in four main areas: energy, information
technologies, healthcare technologies and defence and security. Within
CEA, the Laboratory for Electronics & Information Technology (CEA-Leti)
is focused on micro and nanotechnologies and their applications, from
wireless devices and systems, to biology and healthcare or photonics.
Nanoelectronics and microsystems (MEMS) are at the core of its
CEA-Leti operates 8,000-m², 200mm and 300mm,
state-of-the-art clean rooms. With 2,000 employees, CEA-Leti trains more
than 200 Ph.D. students and hosts 200 assignees from partner companies.
CEA-Leti owns more than 1,700 patent families.
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