Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Spyglass, SRI to Commercialize Underwater Mass Spectrometer

Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Bookmark and Share
Licensing agreement extends availability of SRI MIMS technology for oil and gas exploration, marine research, and other monitoring and detection applications.

SRI International and Spyglass Technologies, Inc. have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement to commercialize SRI’s in situ membrane introduction mass spectrometry (MIMS) technology. Through the license, Spyglass, a St. Petersburg, Florida-based technology company, will apply SRI’s underwater MIMS technology to a broad range of commercial, research, and government applications. Spyglass will also bundle the MIMS device with other underwater sensors to present detailed biochemical information through its web portal software platform. Additionally, SRI and Spyglass will continue to collaborate on other market-based applications of the technology.

The MIMS device enables advanced underwater chemical surveys to be conducted by researchers and companies involved in oil and gas exploration and production, monitoring and protecting ocean resources, and water treatment and management applications.

The MIMS technology was initially developed at the University of South Florida’s Center for Ocean Technology and subsequently advanced by researchers at SRI’s St. Petersburg-based Marine Technology Program. During the past five years, SRI has demonstrated the MIMS device’s capabilities in deployments around the world. The system has been used to conduct research and generate important data unattainable without this type of on-site instrumentation. These studies have included characterization of natural hydrocarbon seeps, monitoring impacts of discharges from man-made assets, and studies of marine ecosystems.

 “SRI has advanced the MIMS system to be cost-effective for industrial applications, reduce operational risk, improve the quality of data, and place innovative capabilities in the hands of researchers,” said Timothy Short, manager of the Marine and Space Sensing Group at SRI International. “Collaborating with Spyglass, a company that has assembled a state-of-the-art portfolio of sensors and software, extends our efforts to convert research and development into applications with the potential for broad impact in water intensive industries.” 

“Oil and gas companies, water managers and researchers are all gaining a more in-depth understanding of aquatic environments through Spyglass sensors and software,” said Chris Melançon, CEO, Spyglass Technologies. “SRI’s underwater mass spectrometer technology unlocks new chemical information that will help the oil and gas industry accelerate revenue while managing exploration costs, and researchers to be more effective stewards of our water resources.”


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,000+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 4,400+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
Releasing Cancer Cells for Better Analysis
A new device developed at the University of Michigan could provide a non-invasive way to monitor the progress of an advanced cancer treatment.
Releasing Cancer Cells for Better Analysis
A new device developed at the University of Michigan could provide a non-invasive way to monitor the progress of an advanced cancer treatment.
Apricot Kernels Pose Risk of Cyanide Poisoning
Eating more than three small raw apricot kernels, or less than half of one large kernel, in a serving can exceed safe levels. Toddlers consuming even one small apricot kernel risk being over the safe level.
Cell Transplant Treats Parkinson’s in Mice
A University of Wisconsin—Madison neuroscientist has inserted a genetic switch into nerve cells so a patient can alter their activity by taking designer drugs that would not affect any other cell.
Understanding Female HIV Transmission
Glowing virus maps points of entry through entire female reproductive tract for first time.
Genetic Markers Influence Addiction
Differences in vulnerability to cocaine addiction and relapse linked to both inherited traits and epigenetics, U-M researchers find.
Lab-on-a-Chip for Detecting Glucose
By integrating microfluidic chips with fiber optic biosensors, researchers in China are creating ultrasensitive lab-on-a-chip devices to detect glucose levels.
A lncRNA Regulates Repair of DNA Breaks in Breast Cancer Cells
Findings give "new insight" into biology of tough-to-treat breast cancer.
COPD Linked to Increased Bacterial Invasion
Persistent inflammation in COPD may result from a defect in the immune system that allows airway bacteria to invade deeper into the lung.
Detection of HPV in First-Void Urine
Similar sensitivity of HPV test on first void urine sample compared to cervical smear.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,000+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,400+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!