Phocone acquired by Camlin Group

28.03.2014 15:08

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ETH spin-off Phocone was acquired by Camlin Group. Camlin owns a number of companies with a range of separate businesses in the engineering and scientific market sectors. The group’s operation currently spans over 20 countries around the globe.

Phocone was founded in 2011, as a spin-off from ETH Zurich. Phocone's mid-infrared laser modules are the new reference for broadly tunable laser sources. They are specifically designed for gas detection applications, combining single mode emission and a quasi perfect emission beam. The extremely broad wavelength tuning allows the measurement of heavy molecules, hydro-carbons in particular, and of multiple gases at once. Possible application fields are the optimization of combustion processes and the handling of toxic gases in the industry or in medicine to analyze exhaled breath for the early diagnosis of many severe diseases and of drug drug abuse.

Phocone was acquired by Camlin Group recently and operates now under the brand Camlin Technologies. With headquarters in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, Camlin Technologies is an international company with a combination of engineering design, research and development and support locations worldwide. The company uses industry-leading R&D, state-of-the-art test facilities, in-house manufacturing and quality control. Camlin Technologies is responsible for product development within the Camlin Group.

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