The heart of APIX technology is a nano-metric resonating device (NEMS – Nano Electro Mechanical System) collectively manufactured, assembled and tested using state of the art semiconductor technology.
The sensitivity of this patented device (tens of ppb level for VOCs) and its ability to work with any kind of carrier gases without loss of performance makes APIX detection technology unique and highly competitive.
Ambient air can thus be used as a carrier gas, thereby eliminating the need for expensive bottled gas.
APIX has already integrated injection and detection functions on silicon chips to pave the way for ultra-compact and high performance gas chromatography systems. With further silicon-based and innovative separation columns, APIX envisions a complete analytical chain integrated on a few cm² surface.
The system intelligence is currently fully integrated within a small footprint plug & play module enabling easier use, maintenance and quick analysis with multiplexed modules or wider application area with several specific modules assembled in a single system.
APIX family of analyzers offer a unique cost (CAPEX and OPEX), performance, an ease-of-use combination that sets them apart from all other available micro-GC products, and offers a credible alternative to large, expensive lab GC’s.
With close to 30 patents and strong industrial support, APIX ambition is to take a leadership position within miniaturized analytical tools and to accelerate its time to market within industrial and environment fields.