Company Profile

Lightsense Technology Inc
Profile last edited on: 6/10/21      CAGE: 7HFC8      UEI: JZBXWC56JLJ3

Business Identifier: New generation of infrared gas sensors
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Location Information

7080 North Cathedral Rock Place
Tucson, AZ 85718
Location: Single
Congr. District: 02

Public Profile

Lightsense is breaking new ground - translating expensive, tabletop spectrometer instrumentation into miniaturized, handheld platforms with its advanced MEMS and optical detection technology powered with AI. Anchored in know-how developed by the seasoned Lightsense team over decades, the miniaturized and affordable products with unique capabilities for identifying and analyzing materials leading to solutions for critical problems in a range of verticals. With an enabling technology that can address multiple verticals, Lightsense works with partners to tailor its spectrometer platform for their vertical. The current focus is on handheld spectrometers to detect illicit drugs, aimed at law enforcement and building inspection, as well as prevention of narcotics diversion from hospitals. Other aapplications include medical diagnostics, fake drug and food safety analyses, energy savings in buildings, and a variety of military, environmental, and industrial applications.

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Less than .5M
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Privately Held
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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2021 1 DLA $99,296
Project Title: Novel Spectroscopic Detection of Viral Pathogens in Saliva

Key People / Management

  Terje Skotheim -- Founder and CEO

  John Coates -- Key Partner, Optical Design & Spectroscopy

  Wade Poteet -- VP Technology: Optical design

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