BOULDER, CO, April 8, 2008 — GE Water & Process Technologies has acquired the assets of Sensicore, Inc., a developer of smart, hand-held sensor systems for measuring and monitoring water quality in the field. Sensicore will become a unit of GE Water’s analytical instrumentation division, GE Analytical Instruments, based in Boulder, Colorado.
Sensicore’s proprietary hand-held WaterPOINT testing tool focuses on the municipal market and is designed to improve water quality and plant operations at every step in the water treatment process. WaterPOINT uses silicon sensor chips to provide a complete profile of 18 critical water tests in minutes, enabling municipalities to better manage resources and quickly respond to changing conditions. The company also offers the WaterNOW online data network that helps users understand this data through unique visualization and comparison tools.
“Sensicore has developed a hand held field deployable instrument that offers a combination of electrochemical, physical, and colorimetric technologies for measuring water quality in real time,” said Dr. Michael W. Routh, General Manager, GE Analytical Instruments. “This differentiated approach compliments our existing portfolio of deployable instrumentation and builds on our strategy to facilitate real time process optimization by providing immediate, at-site feedback.”
GE Analytical Instruments has developed and markets a range of lab, on-line, and portable instruments and sensors for process management, including Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analyzers and sensors that provide real time measurements for making critical process and quality decisions in the pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and municipal markets.