The efficient control and regulation of process parameters in industrial processes, such as in a semiconductor fabrication facility, is a fundamental requirement in detailed manufacturing processes, along with environmental releases and control, to provide both a healthy working environment for employees and reduction of environmental and greenhouse gas emissions. Lightsense miniaturized spectrometers can be used for real-time in-line process control of process steps. Gases, liquids, and solid substances can be continuously monitored with Lightsense Technology’s spectrometers to optimize yields and production efficiency, while also allowing for control and minimization of emissions and serve as a warning system for potential issues or hazards.
There is a critical need to detect pathogenic microbes, both viruses and bacteria, both as preparedness for the next pandemic and to protect the food supply. Food safety is a large and growing problem with 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths yearly in the US. For the persistent problem of guarding against bacterial pathogens such as Salmonella, E.coli, and Listeria, Lightsense is developing optical technology with high sensitivity and accuracy. This will result in affordable tools to help safeguard the food supply.