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Our Innovation

After many years of research, we have streamlined and integrated the major optical and mechanical components of conventional FT spectrometers into a single interferometer chip – a breakthrough innovation!

Customer Benefits

– Ultimate portability
– No moving parts, unprecedented size
– Real-time sensing for measurements “on the fly”
– From visible to mid infrared
– Extremely cost effective
– Customisable HW and SW
– Smartphone compatible

Competitive Advantage

Based on our patented spectrometer architecture, we have built the first static and ultra-fast FT spectrometer at a fraction of the cost of conventional systems…and in the size of a pen!

Fast. Rugged. Portable.

Following 10 years of R&D, we have revolutionised the architecture and design of state-of-the-art (FTIR) infrared and visible spectrometers to provide the world's fastest, most robust and smallest devices in the market for detection and analysis of substances
(gases, liquids and solids).

The Smallest VIS-NIR Spectrometer: Our “Lighting Pen”

Our Lighting Pen Spectrometer Specs:

Spectral Range: 380nm – 1,100 nm

Spectral Resolution: ~ 5 nm

Speed: Approx. 1,600 spectra per second (depending on detector)

Dimensions (of spectrometer): 3 cm x 0.6 cm x 0.6 cm

Coming SoonOur miniature FTIR handheld that fits in your palm

Our Handheld Spectrometer Specs:

Spectral Range: 2.5 – 18 µm (4000 – 500 cm -1)

Spectral Resolution: 5 cm -1

Speed: Approx. 1,600 spectra per second (depending on detector)

Dimensions (of spectrometer): 10 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm

One Device. Multiple Areas of Use.

Our products offer unprecedented benefits to the user.
These products range from handheld and pen-sized visible spectrometers especially applicable for colour measurement to mobile infrared handheld devices for detection and analysis of substances on a molecular scale.

Cosmetics, Healthcare and Beauty industry

Want to find out how to apply spectrometer solutions to areas related to skin care and hair care? We can cover applications ranging from measuring skin and hair colour to detecting a number of health parameters and metrics related to skin type or level of hair damage....

Defence, Security and Forensics

Interested in handheld spectrometers for real-time detection of explosives, drugs or blood stains? Current infrared spectrometer solutions in the market are far too bulky and expensive. Our revolutionary FTIR architecture allows us to build rugged, cost-effective and real-time sensing “on the fly”, tailored to your application....

Environmental Sensing

Looking for a technology to measure quality of air, water or substances relevant to your environmental studies? Exploiting the full potential of visible and NIR spectroscopy, we can develop solutions for a plethora of applications ranging from real-time measurement of air pollution or sensing the purity of water to determining the health of crops or plants based on chlorophyll content....

Food Quality Control

Want to find out how to use spectrometers to assess the quality and freshness of food? The deployment of visible and IR spectroscopy has proven a viable and promising method for determining food freshness or identifying unwanted compounds or ingredients in any food product. Approach us to identify the right solution for your very own application area related to quality control of food or beverage....

In-line Process and Quality Control

Does your production process require automated in-line process control, such as real-time detection of colours, substances or variations in thin-film deposition (down to nanometer level)? Let us find out how we can increase your productivity by avoiding off-line sampling and integrating smart spectrometric sensors into your supply chain or manufacturing line....

Non-Invasive Medical Diagnostics

Require visible or infrared technology for non-destructive, non-invasive medical diagnostics? The analysis of non-destructive light is a prevalent approach in the medical diagnostics area. From miniature spectrometer modules for endoscopes to easy-to-use handhelds for applications related to skin analysis, we can develop the right solution for your specification requirements, and budget....

Online Gas Detection and Gas Sensing

Are you in need of detecting and measuring gases in real-time and down to ppm level? Using our state-of-the-art FTIR technology, we can now build small, ultra-fast and cost-effective gas sensors for any industry and application environment. These sensors can be handhelds or modules to be incorporated into your own gas detection systems....

About Attonics Systems

fastest and most compact spectrometer

As a spin-off from the National University of Singapore, ATTONICS SYSTEMS has turned years of intensive research in building the fastest and most compact spectrometer technology into commercial products with unparalleled benefits to the market.

ultra-fast and cost-effective

Based on our patent-pending architecture, we can provide miniature, ultra-fast and cost-effective spectrometer solutions for areas such as medical diagnostics, healthcare, cosmetics, online gas detection.

Wide Product Portfolio

Our product portfolio ranges from standard, miniature handheld spectrometers to complex and customised system solutions in the visible, NIR and MIR spectral range.

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The Edge

"Another of its portfolio companies is spectrometer-maker Attonics Systems. Ho says the company is on the verge of commercialising its product, which is the size of a pen and is being marketing as "the worlds smallest spectrometer". With VentureCrafts help the startup has seen plenty of investment interest in the past year says CEO Philipp Von Pein.

"What we like is [VentureCraft] is made up of a diverse team of experts. This is critical to a startup with limited resources and experience beyond its core business," he explains.

Patrick Chan
General Manager GDS Instruments Pte Ltd

"Attonics Systems' spectrometers allow for an unprecedented level of portability, performance and cost-effectiveness, creating a whole new market for gas detection and gas sensing"

Ong Jeong Shing
Investment Director, Venturecraft Group

"Attonics Systems has developed a best-in-class technology that will disrupt and potentially revolutionise the traditional spectrometer industry. We see tremendous potential in this technology - based on a decade of research from NUS - that allows for miniaturisation of spectrometers superior in accuracy, robustness and cost effectiveness. Furthermore, its platform technology has wide-ranging applications in several areas such as process and environment monitoring, life sciences, product authentication and aesthetics.

The miniaturisation technology will expand the use of spectrometers into new industries and markets where portability and accuracy are critical. We are proud to support its strong management team, which is also backed by an established board of directors and investors."