RoboScientific is one of the world's leading manufacturers of Volatile Organic Compound (VOCs) analysers.

 

RoboScientific is a leading proponent of Volatile Organic Compound analysers. It is leading the field in researching and developing diagnostic techniques which provide reliable and fast results from a wide range of samples to provide information about the status and health of livestock, crops, soil, and stored vegetables and cereals.

We are developing a range of diagnostic tools from handheld monitors to room/barn monitors that will enable the regular and ongoing review of the status of a wide range of agricultural products. RoboScientific has developed a fast, efficient method of targetting suitable organic semiconductor candidates which they would expect to respond to specific VOCs. Working with some of the leading researchers from our scientific base at Leeds University, and with leading agricultural companies, we have a programme of research projects that continue to stretch the envelope of knowledge and increase the effectiveness of the monitoring systems we are developing.

 

 

Our technology is currently focused on three main business areas. Health screening; Agriculture, targeting the health status of livestock and in the growing and packaging of fruit and vegetables. We are also able to demonstrate accurate measurements relating to infection and contamination in both live and dead animals, as well as grown food products. In addition we are able to provide accurate monitoring and process control of manufacturing activities as diverse as the production of bread; drinks and paints. The current impact of this technology on health screening has been limited because of the absence of affordable, portable devices which can give an accurate and consistent diagnosis. RoboScientific has such an instrument under development and field trials are underway with production expected to begin shortly.

We have already completed a number of successful feasibility studies and field trials in the agriculture arena and these are now being developed into new practical applications on the farm. The challenge taking this technology out of the laboratory and into the countryside with all the extremes of weather; relatively unscientifically qualified operators and rough handling has helped refine the design brief and prototypes are about to be trialled. Given the challenges ranging from unacceptably high levels of food wastage and disease risks such as campylobacter in chickens and TB in cattle; the outcomes are expected to be very significant.

 

RoboScientific works from a laboratory facility within the University of Leeds and has an electronics facility and an administrative office based near Cambridge.