Keit Gains Trademark Registration for Novel FTIR Spectrometer, microFTS®

10 December 2015, Oxford, United Kingdom:  Keit Spectrometers announced today confirmation of trademark registration in both the EU and the U.S. of ‘microFTS’, the product name of Keit’s Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectrometer.  The registration permits Keit to mark all appearances of the microFTS® name with the registered trademark symbol within the 28 EU member states and throughout the United States.

Dan Wood, CEO, Keit Spectrometers, stated “We’ve been working hard on developing our microFTS® spectrometer to be a practical alternative to the current instruments and methods used to analyse real-time reactions”.   He continued, “This trademark registration is a formal step along our product development process for Keit. Importantly, having the microFTS® name registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is a noteworthy milestone getting our innovative technology closer for use on a fully commercial level”.

Jolyon Tidmarsh, Keit’s Technology Director and Co-Founder, added “The microFTS® spectrometer is completely different from current systems. Our novel optical design allows the microFTS® to be smaller, lighter, and more rugged — able to take on significant environmental vibration and movement – as opposed to current systems that are notoriously large, sensitive to plant operating conditions and require the use of fibre optic couplers which introduce more variation”.

Dan Wood concluded “Most importantly, our goal is to help people make decisions on the production floor through better process monitoring technology — for better yields and process optimization in the development of new therapeutic products in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries — and potentially other applications in petrochemicals and agri-chemical businesses.  We can help these companies improve quality, reduce scrap and improve facility utilisation using a more practical instrument at an affordable cost”.

About microFTS®

Keit’s microFTS® is an innovative FTIR spectrometer initially developed for space applications. As a result, it is smaller, lighter and significantly more robust than existing FTIRs. Those attributes are now available for use in other industries through Keit’s on-going development.

About Keit Spectrometers

Spun out of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), Oxfordshire, England, Keit’s mission is to implement the use of novel optical designs in the development of new and improved analytical products for the factory and the laboratory. Since 2012, Keit has developed the microFTS® spectrometer with aim to service the pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, petrochemical and agri-business sectors.