Glasgow’s Gas Sensing Solutions Ltd scoops award

9 July 2014

Following their creation of a low-powered, fast and wireless CO2 gas sensor, Glasgow’s Gas Sensing Solutions Ltd has received an Innovation Award from the Institute of Physics (IOP).

Low-power-consumption carbon dioxide sensor COZIR and fast-response sensor SPRINTIR

Being adopted for uses in a wide range of industries, including the medical, horticultural and recreational industries, the company’s product range has found commercial success in light of the increasing need to monitor CO2 levels for human health and environmental reasons.

The wireless device has generated more than £1 million in profit and created a dozen jobs for the company since being introduced three years ago.

Dr Frances Saunders, President of IOP, said, “As we become more aware of the detrimental effect of CO2 emissions, it is excellent to see Gas Sensing Solutions using the latest advances in physics to satisfy both the societal and the market demand.”

Professor Des Gibson, Chairman and CEO of Gas Sensing Solutions Ltd, said, “The award is a tremendous endorsement of the outstanding physics innovation achieved by the company, highlighting the dedication and capabilities of our people and successful commercialisation into a unique product range now marketed worldwide.

“The company constantly strives for technical excellence, driven by our customers’ demanding needs for cost-effective sensor solutions to meet current and emerging global market requirements.”

You can find out more about the company here -

The IOP Innovation Awards are a unique celebration of commercial success built on physics.

All the winners of this year’s Innovation Awards will be showcasing their achievements at an awards ceremony later this year.

To find out more about how physics is driving economic growth across the UK, including a regional breakdown, see The Importance of Physics to Economic Growth (PDF, 2 MB)

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