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Aryballe Technologies uses a combination of biosensors, databases, and signal processing to develop multi-purpose electronic noses for both commercial and consumer applications.
Aryballe Technologies leverages the exceptional versatility of its biochemical sensors to deliver a universal detector that, in the near future, will be able to detect thousands of different scents stored in a database. The sensors use a typical lab testing technique—surface plasmon resonance imaging (SPRi)—but are packaged in a miniaturized system. Launched in 2014, the startup has established R&D contracts with Leti and INAC and uses three patent families belonging to the CEA, CNRS, and Grenoble-Alpes University in the development of its technology. Its first product, NeOse Pro, is a portable, professional-grade odor detection device.
The startup has identified more than 50 applications for its technology, including olfactory tests in the food and cosmetics industries, environmental monitoring, the detection of undesirable or dangerous household smells, and medical diagnostics. Aryballe Technologies has already signed partnership agreements with a pharmaceutical company and a household appliance manufacturer. Around 20 NeOse Pro prototypes have already been sold.
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.