Periodic Reporting for period 1 - SpheriCal (Reference Certification and Commercialisation of “Universal” Mass Spectrometry Calibration Standards)
Reporting period: 2019-06-01 to 2019-11-30
It is required for MS platforms to be calibrated with a set of known standards to provide accurate and meaningful data. However, there are several shortcomings with existing SoA calibrants, such as short shelf life, uneven mass range, poor resolution at high mass range and time consuming sample preparation. Our SpheriCal® standards are designed from the ground up to exhibit none of these shortcomings, providing ideal calibration across the MS field, allowing greater accuracy for more users and greater confidence in MS data reported worldwide.
The H2020 SME-Instrument feasibility study aimed to facilitate the commercialisation of our patented technology by evaluating and adapting our proposed business plan. A series of actions were carried out to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of our position in the market, and to identify the ideal roadmap to maximize impact in the market with full commercialization.
The information gathered was also used to inform our future decision making in terms of the development of further products. The insight into user needs for reference materials led us to develop a roadmap and timeframe to full accreditation with relevant ISO/IEC standards, with accreditation partners and technical consultants identified.