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Delivering A Wearable Sensor

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What was needed:

One of the world’s leading educational and research groups approached Nanoflex to develop and fabricate a sensor that would meet with the specific requirements of their customer’s project.  This specification required the incorporation of Nanoflex’s nanoscale technology.  An additional challenge was the very short timescale, and the integration with electronics that were on a parallel development path.  The final deliverable would be a complete measuring system.

What we did:

Establishing the functional design and specification came first.  This incorporated several rounds of revisions and approvals within a complex matrix environment.  With the final approval in place, our team could start the detailed work.  Design for manufacture was an essential part of this project.  Nanoflex works very closely with their fabricators to ensure that the design was fit for purpose and scaled manufacturing.  Throughout the project, the entire process was carefully monitored, while offering flexibility for the development of the electronics.  At the final stage, the sensors were fully characterised to ensure they had the desired electrochemical characteristics and performance.

What the results were:

In a nine-week period, start to finish, Nanoflex designed, characterised, managed the fabrication and delivered the required batches of sensors to the customer on time and within budget.

Evaluation of Novel Electrode Materials

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What was needed:

A global materials supplier approached Nanoflex to help develop some marketing communications materials for a novel electrode material.  The evaluation required Nanoflex to test and compare materials against traditional materials used in commercial examples of fingers stick applications.  The final report needed to be formatted in a clear visual and written presentation to align with the company’s marketing collateral.

What we did:

Understanding the customer’s requirements was our first priority.  With this in mind, we proposed that not only would we deliver a package of work to provide proof data for the collateral, but that we would also devise a convincing demonstration model which could be used by the customer.  This needed to be both concise and relevant to the intended application.  An initial period was spent devising the demonstration and ensuring that the proposed solution fulfilled all the needs of the customer.

Once the project deliverables had been agreed, the fabrication of test devices commenced.  Despite very challenging timelines, a preliminary data report was made available during the early stages of the project to meet with the customers needs.  The project continued testing and producing a large number of sensors, the demonstration model was successfully completed and the final project report was delivered on time and to budget.

What the results were:

In a ten-week period, start to finish, Nanoflex delivered the body of proof data, which the customer is now using to promote their novel electrode material in various pieces of marketing collateral, while also having the advantages of a show and tell demonstrator to use in conjunction with their marketing literature.

What they said:

“It was solid robust work that we simply could not have done by ourselves…. so very much appreciated,”