Materia Nova, in collaboration with UMONS, has been developing two types of sensors for more than twenty years:

1°) resistive sensors based on organic or inorganic semiconductors, in thick or thin layers, for the detection of atmospheric pollutants NOx, O3, H2, CO, NH3, VOC, etc.

2°) optical sensors for the measurement of environmental and bacterial parameters:

  • Optical sensors for the quantification of oxygen, pH, CO2 and other cell culture parameters.
  • Development of new generations of (bio)sensors and (bio)chips for the measurement of environmental and bacterial parameters (Early detection of diseases on agricultural plants, control of the impact of biological control agents  micro-organisms and/or biocide molecules used in the composition of biopesticides).
  • Optimization of sensors according to environmental issues: anti-(bio)fouling surface for sensors in waste water, the marine environment and the environment.
  • Fiber optic-based sensors for the detection of H2, NO2, biomolecules,...