Water profiler will complete 18 tests in 5 minutes

A potable water profiling system that simultaneously tests for up to 18 disinfectant and infrastructure-critical analytes and parameters will be launched next year by e‑SENS Corporation, based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The company announced on 19 September 2012 that initial investments had been secured and a new laboratory and office are now open and operating.

The profiling system, using electrochemical sensors based on patented and microfabricated semiconductor “lab‑on‑a‑chip” technology, can complete up to 18 tests in under five minutes.

The patents for the sensor technology are licensed to e‑SENS from the University of Michigan for exclusive worldwide use. Technology development by the founders has been ongoing for over 30 years, and initial hires have been made while the company actively seeks additional investors and staff members.

“Our silicon-based system leverages over three decades of research and will be a major advance in giving users a complete, comprehensive and nearly instant picture of the quality of the water we depend on and take for granted,” said Michael McCorquodale, president, chief operating officer and co-founder of e‑SENS. “This change mirrors the many ways that silicon technology is transforming the world now, from communications and photography, to music and reading.”