RoboScientific is one of the world's leading manufacturers of Volatile Organic Compound (VOCs) analysers.

 

RoboScientific is a leading proponent of Volatile Organic Compound analysers; instruments developed from previous electronic nose or e-nose technology. With nearly two decades of experience in the field the company has amassed a wealth of knowledge both in the design of instruments and in their application to different measurement challenges. The team has already designed two generations of well known and widely respected Bloodhound branded instruments and will be launching a new generation of Bloodhound instruments in 2015. These will include the general-purpose Model 307 instrument and a portable hand-held instrument together with a range of accessories. Contact us if you would like advance information about these models as soon as it becomes available.

In addition to the standard production models the company is able to develop industry specific devices and work with users to evaluate their needs; their processes; and, where necessary, develop specific sensors to selectively detect particular VOCs relevant to the process. RoboScientific has developed a fast, efficient method of targetting suitable organic semiconductor candidates which they would expect to respond to specific VOCs.

 

Our technology is applied to three main business areas. Health screening which is already well proven following numerous scientific studies; agriculture, both in the health screening of livestock and in the growing and packaging of fruit and vegetables; and finally process control of manufacturing activities as diverse as the production of bread; drinks and paints. The current impact of electronic noses on health screening has been limited because of the absence of affordable, portable devices which can give an accurate and consistent diagnosis which can be relied upon. Such a device represents a challenging engineering task but RoboScientific has such an instrument under development and field trials are underway and will continue throughout 2016.

Thecompany has already undertaken a number of sucessful feasibility studies and field trials in the agriculture arena and these are expected to develop into new practical applications on the farm. Here the challenge has been to take the technology out of the laboratory and into the countryside with all the extremes of weather; relatively unscientifically qualified operators and rough handling. However given the challenges ranging from unacceptably high levels of food wastage and diseases such as campylobacter in chickens and TB in cattle; the outcomes could be very significant.

 

RoboScientific works from a laboratory facility within the University of Leeds and has an electronics facility and an administrative office based near Cambridge.