Leiden Measurement Technology specializes in the research, design and development of novel scientific instruments for the detection of organics and inorganics, using microfluidics, optics, spectroscopy, and chemical extraction.
Instruments Searching for Life in Extraterrestrial Environments
Partnering with numerous leading agencies and institutions such as NASA and Stone Aerospace, Leiden Measurement Technology (LMT) is at the forefront of designing instruments that will help humans get closer to discovering habitats and possibly inhabitants of extraterrestial worlds such as Europa and Mars. Our devices include: a compact Fluorescence Lifetime Excitation-Emission Spectrometer (FLEXEMS) for detecting trace organics; a cryobot- and submersible-based deep ultraviolet (DUV) fluorescence system to detect aromatic organics; automated DUV/V fluorescence microscopes to integrate with microfluidic systems, and miniaturized DUV fluorescence, Raman, and transmission spectroscopy probes that integrate on Stone Aerospace's ARCHIMEDES laser penetrator. Work on these projects has been supported through NASA's Planetary Science and Technology from Analog Research (PSTAR), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Concepts for Ocean worlds Life Detection Technology (COLDTech), and Instrument Concepts for Europa Exploration (ICEE) 2 programs.
Optical Spectroscopy and Sample Preparation for In-Situ Analysis
LMT is a leader in the design and development of scientific instruments integrating microfluidics and optics for in-situ analysis. Our devices include a portable microfluidic analysis instrument for the measurement of inorganic ions present in potable water supplies, thermal control system cooling water, and human waste water. LMT has also designed a low volume analyte separation, concentration, and transfer system that minimizes mass, volume and power-usage and for compatibility with state-of-art in-situ instruments currently under development by NASA including: microfluidic based systems, bioarrays, gas chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography systems, UV fluorescence spectrometers, Raman spectrometers, and mass spectrometers.
Integrated Optomicrofluidics for Biomedical Assays
LMT is currently exploring several exciting opportunities to apply our cutting-edge instrumentation design and integrated microfluidics and optics approaches to dramatically improve the speed and execution of biomedical assays, such as the detection of diseases.