Ken Reardon, professor of chemical and biological engineering at Colorado State University, is working with Cenergy (http://energy NULL.colostate NULL.edu/) – the commercialization arm of the CSU supercluster – to launch OptiEnz Sensors LLC.
The company is developing and manufacturing biosensors to sense and measure a wide range of organic chemical contaminants in fluid. Traditionally, identifying compounds such as benzene, melamine, gasoline, solvents, nerve agents and even sugars or alcohols required physical sample collection, chemical pretreating and processing through a gas chromatograph to finally produce a single data point.
OptiEnz is already working with private food processors, government agencies and environmental engineering firms conducting field tests and sensor solution installations. Applications actively exist across arenas as diverse as food and beverage process control to gas field groundwater monitoring to rapidly characterizing environmental remediation sites.
The OptiEnz Management Team
Through his dedication and direct effort OptiEnz’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Kenneth Reardon of Colorado State University achieved a scientific breakthrough and developed this now-patented biosensor solution, providing for the first time continuous real-time, cost-effective organic chemical analyte monitoring.
Dr. Reardon is a professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Colorado State University and holds joint appointments in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology and the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences.