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€ 300.000 of funding from Innovatiefonds Noord-Holland for the development of a novel photonics-based sensor

We would like to congratulate Amazec Photonics with the development of a novel photonics-based sensor Femto-One, which has been awarded a funding of €300.000!

Amazec Photonics

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Amazec Photonics aims to apply high resolution temperature sensing using integrated photonics in medical applications for cardiovascular monitoring, diagnostics and treatment. They use fiber optics sensors in combination with the most advanced interrogator systems based on Photonic Integrated Circuits using interferometry principles for improved thermal resolution. The fiber optics sensors in combination with the most advanced interrogator systems they use, allow for extremely reliable measurement of heart performance in a minimally invasive manner. This greatly improves diagnosis and treatment options for cardiovascular and circulatory disease patients and reduces the risk of adverse outcomes or complications after surgery.

What is the product about?

Currently, Amazec Photonics aims to develop a novel, extremely sensitive photonics-based sensor that is able to measure temperature changes with extreme precision (0,0001°C). This sensor is an essential part of our innovative technology.

Test when measuring the blood temperature on the wrist

How did FFUND help?

Siebe Warnars, Consultant Analyst Medtech and Digital Health: “Together with Amazec Photonics we determined what was needed to accelerate the development of their technology, and how the funding from Innovatiefonds Noord-Holland could be used to achieve this. Based on this we made a project plan to propose to Innovatiefonds Noord-Holland, who recognized the break-through potential of Amazec Photonics’ great technology and are willing to fund the project.”

Pim Kat, Chief Executive Officer at Amazec Photonics: “We are very pleased with the extra funding of the sensor project. During the first steps of development of the interrogator we found out that we needed a new sensor based on a different principle compared to the existing sensors.
This funding will finance a trajectory for the development of the new type of sensors. We greatly appreciate the help of FFUND in setting up the proposal and the high level of understanding our deeptech technology and translating this into the projectplan.”

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