It developed the electronic nose, using chemical sensors to sniff out explosives, food contaminants, and other compounds and to verify solvents and other chemicals. Its technology was also capable of recognising by smell certain medical conditions.
Cyrano was the worldwide exclusive licensee of the patented nanocomposite sensor technology developed at the California Institute of Technology.
The Cyranose 320, commercialised in 2000, was the first major product development, as an efficient, affordable way to perform on-site analysis accurately.
Cyrano later developed its capability to produce low cost, low power array based sensors for distributed monitoring, personnel protection or consumer products.
In 2012, the sensor technology and products were licensed exclusively to Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc. Further information can be obtained at www.intopsys.com.
Financial Information 2012
Sales - GBP 519m
Profit - GBP 69m
Employees - 2,300
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