UK based ANB Sensors secures a sizeable, oversubscribed Series A investment round to further advance commercialisation of their novel calibration-free pH measuring technologies
Today ANB Sensors Ltd. (ANB) has announced the completion of a Series A investment round to drive commercialisation and manufacturing of their innovative calibration-free pH measuring technologies.
The financing round was led by the Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF2) and joined by Applied Technology Ventures Ltd. and a range of angel investors with specific industry expertise. Further investment and support through the process from existing shareholders Namier Capital Group and Hatch Blue showed their strong commitment to ANB Sensors.
“This investment is vital as we ramp up our commercial team and increase our manufacturing capabilities. We are looking forward to welcoming and working with our new investors and directors as we go through this exciting transition period” said Nathan Lawrence, CEO and Co-Founder of ANB Sensors.
Francis Wright, Managing Director of Turquoise commented “we are delighted that LCIF2 has invested in ANB Sensors to support the future growth of the company. ANB’s technology represents a significant step forward in pH sensing capability and we have been impressed by the management team and the market traction they have achieved.”
Glenn Cruger, an executive who previously served as Division Chief Executive of Halma’s Water businesses and as President of Hach Environmental commented “I’m excited about the opportunity to invest in and participate on the board of ANB Sensors. While the last 20 years has seen only incremental improvements in pH sensing technology, ANB has developed truly break-through technology for this critical water quality parameter. Customers will see better measurements and lower costs from the most stable, calibration-free measurement.”
pH is the number one chemical measurement and is required across a vast array of industries. However, the current technology has seen only incremental improvements over decades and as new fields emerge, they are simply not fit for purpose. They are fragile, require special storage conditions and frequent manual calibration to maintain performance. This need for calibration has a huge impact on maintenance overheads and limits mass deployment, whilst also having a significant environmental footprint.
ANB are addressing these issues by providing solutions to meet the demands required for today’s networked world. Their patented technology can either be retrofitted into existing glass electrodes to make them calibration-free or combined with ANB’s solid-state pH technology to form a robust, calibration-free solution.
To date, ANB have secured £1.3M of grant funding allowing them to file ten patents on their break-through technologies. This work culminated in them launching their first S-Series ocean monitoring sensor in December 2020 and have since sold to customers spanning four continents. The product portfolio is rapidly evolving, and they are now working with key partners to provide best fit for the aquaculture and oceanography markets.