DrägerWerk in Lübeck, Germany and Xensor have together developed the sensing heart of a revolutionary oxygen sensor. The measurement is based on determination of the thermal conductivity of the gas surrounding the silicon chip, which yields a measure for the concentration of oxygen.
In cooperation with Anatech, SciTe and Mettler-Toledo a standard laboratory instrument for chip calorimetry, the Flash DSC1 and Flash DSC 2+ have been developed. This instrument can measure at scan rates up to 50 000 K/s and Temperatures up to 1000 °C.
Xensor, in cooperation with Agilent, used micro-machined silicon 'channels' and synthetic micro-valves to create a micro-injector for portable gas chromatographs (GC). It analyzes small amount of gas with a high degree of accuracy. And, important for portable applications, it is much smaller, faster and lighter than the standard stainless-steel injectors.