Technology

Sensors for a cleaner world

 

PolySens™ Technology

Patented polymer sensors based on 17 years of university research
Our PolySens™ technology detects specific airborne chemicals
The only technology available to detect tobacco and marijuana smoke in real-time
Our mission is to improve lives through novel sensor technology
Several additional sensors are in development for other hazardous chemicals
We are actively working to detect dangerous chemicals to protect people from unwanted exposure

How It Works

The science behind the sensors



How it works



Sensor function is similar to biological receptors in the body.
Sensors bind only with the target molecule, making them very sensitive and very specific.
Sensors reset when the target molecules are cleared.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

The science is clear

Y. Liu, S. Antwi-Boampong, and J. J. BelBruno

“Detection of secondhand cigarette smoke via nicotine using conductive polymer films.”

Journal of Nicotine and Tobacco Research, ntt007, (2013)

Y. S. Antwi-Boampong, J. J. BelBruno

“Detection of formaldehyde vapor using conductive polymer films.”

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical Vol. 182, 300-306, (2013)

S. Antwi-Boampong, J.S. Peng, J. Carlan and J.J. BelBruno

“A molecularly imprinted fluoral-p/polyaniline double layer sensor system for selective sensing of formaldehyde.”

Sensors Journal, IEEE 14, 1490-1498 (2014)

A. Richter and J. J. BelBruno

“Characterization of functional states in nicotine and cotinine imprinted poly (vinylphenol) films by nanoindentation.”

Journal of Applied Polymer Science 124, 2798-2806 (2012)