Congratulations to Phil Gonzales for getting an impressive automotive engineering job with Honda in Ohio! Phil has worked for Access Sensors during the last year while he finished his undergraduate engineering degree at Colorado State University. We are sad to see Phil go, but appreciate all of the high-quality work he has done with our team! We look forward to following his successful career as an engineer!
It has been a busy and productive start to the summer for Access Sensor Technologies!
Our lead mechanical engineer traveled to Atlanta to highlight our On-Target water testing technology at the annual NSF SBIR conference. A big thanks to the NSF SBIR program for their support in bringing the On-Target products from a dream to a reality! Part of our executive team, Dr. Tom Reilly and Mark Schleiger, traveled to the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) conference in Seattle to gather customer needs and do product research in the field of air sampling. Our new research director, Dr. Josephine Hofstetter, has added great value to the team by advancing and streamlining the research projects. We would also like to offer our congratulations to Phillip Gonzales who graduated from Colorado State University this Spring and has taken an automotive engineering job. It was great working with Phil and we appreciate all his contributions!
The Ultrasonic Personal Air Sampler (UPAS) technology has had very strong sales through the first two production runs and into the third build. We would like to thank all the early adopters of the UPAS technology for their support and interest in our technology! It has been a delight to see results and feedback as you deploy the UPAS for projects around the globe. It was also a great honor to have Colorado State University’s research involving the UPAS featured by Apple Education http://source.colostate.edu/apple-features-csu-air-pollution-research-new-podcast-series/.
The On-Target Water Chemistry technology continues to grow at a swift pace. We are grateful to all our early customers and contacts that have helped test the technology in the field. We have had so much valuable feedback from customers in the environmental remediation industry, the food production industry, the government sector, residential users, and citizen scientists. Our research and development team is primed to expand the On-Target technology capabilities to quantify metals in soil over the next year as well as expand the portfolio of analytes available in the On-Target platform. Our summer engineering intern, Gabe Neymark, has made phenomenal progress developing a preconcentration system for metals in water that allows the On-Target technology to get down into the single ppb detection range. Stay tuned for updates and availability of this system into the Fall!
Our microbiology device development team has prototyped two systems for bacterial identification. These prototypes come from extensive outreach to the food production community and academic microbiology laboratories. We offer our deepest thanks to the USDA for supporting the development of these technologies! This research also would not be possible without the fruitful collaboration we have had with Dr. Bledar Bisha and Codi Jo Broten at the University of Wyoming, big thanks to the UW folks!
The entire team at Access Sensors is passionate as ever about our mission of developing high-quality, low-cost sensing technologies for all. We also want to recognize again all the people and institutions that allow us to continue our mission every day. We look forward to sharing our exciting progress with you throughout the rest of the summer!
– The Access Sensor Team