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APIX changes the use model for multi-gas analyzers: miniaturization, cost reduction for in situ and ubiquitous applications.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Electronics / Instrumentation
  • Location Grenoble, RA, France
  • Currency EUR
  • Founded December 2011
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

APIX Technology develops, manufactures and sales miniaturized systems for detection and online analysis of complex gas mixtures for industry (process monitoring, natural gas, petrochemicals), environment (air quality), security and health (biomarkers). The global market for gas analysis equipment is approximately $ 2 billion per year, with a growth rate of 5 to 10% per year depending on the area.


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    Jean-Pierre Braun

    From 1991 to 2011: CEO of four start-ups in the USA and France – From 1980 to 1991: Design Manager at National Semiconductor, AMD Chips & Technologies.

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    Philippe Andreucci
    Strategy director

    From 2006 to 2011: Co-founder and Chief Science & Technology of Alliance for Nano-systems VLSI, a multicenter research program between CEA/LETI (France) and CALTECH (California Institute of Technology, USA) - From 2004 to 2009: Head of the NEMS program at CEA / LETI (Grenoble) - From 2002 to 2004: R&D product engineer and product Marketing manager at PHS MEMS - From 2000 to 2002: Marketing engineer at CEA – graduated from Supélec (1999) and ESSEC

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    Eric Colinet
    R&D director

    From 2010 to 2012: Visiting Scientist to the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH, USA) - involvement in mulitple activities such as NEMS-based gas analyzer and mass spectrometer. From 2005 to 2010: Research engineer at CEA / LETI in system design and integration Department – graduated from INSA Lyon (2002) and PhD in Science and Technology of Telecommunications and Information systems (2005).

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    Pierre Puget
    Technical director

    From 2004 to 2011: Research Director at CEA / LETI – Deputy chief of Biology & Health Department, surveillance and security risk biological programs - From 1990 to 2003 responsible of different programs within the CEA / LETI – From 1984 to 1990: Research engineer at ITMI - graduate Ecole Polytechnique (1984) and Ph.D. in computer science from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (1989).