VUV Analytics, an Astin, Texas-based company that is pioneering the use of vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) optical technologies for use in the analytical sciences, closed a $5.8m Series A equity funding.
The round was led by S3 Ventures. In conjunction with the financing, S3’s Managing Director, Brian R. Smith, will join VUV’s board of directors.
The company intends to use the funds to launch its laboratory-scale molecular spectroscopy instruments business.
Led by Sean Jameson, CEO of VUV Analytics provides new vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) optical spectroscopy instruments with benefits including
affordable lower detection limits (in some cases enabling detection) and more information content for characterization purposes.
In August 2012, VUV Analytics was successfully selected as Texas Emerging Technology Fund recipient.