Allan James, Managing Director at Semefab, added: “The innovative collaborative project with UWS has provided Semefab with core technology which, combined with our high volume production capabilities, brings this remote temperature sensing product to market.”
The infrared sensors are the latest project to come from UWS’s new state-of-the-art thin films laboratory at its Paisley campus.
The £12 million laboratory was officially launched by Scotland’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Sheila Rowan.
The extensive upgrade and refurbishment of the University facilities has enabled the Institute to streamline and combine its research, development and commercialisation laboratories into one large, high-tech offering, which also includes the installation of novel, UWS-patented technology.
The investment into the new facilities will help the Institute continue to build on its successes, which, over the past five years, has won £7 million worth of external research and enterprise grants, as well as securing five patents and creating a new masters programme in advanced thin films technology.