Ilika acquires Achyra Developments

Ilika Technologies has acquired the assets of Achyra Developments, including the key intellectual property and all exploitation rights to mass spectrometer technology based on ion acceleration to a constant velocity.


Ilika Technologies, a SouthamptonUniversity spin-out, has acquired the assets of Achyra Developments, including key intellectual property and exploitation rights to a novel mass spectrometer technology based on ion acceleration to a constant velocity.



A major advantage of the new technology is that, in contrast to existing mass spectrometer technologies, it can be scaled down without loss of performance and is expected to enable the development of compact, low-cost instruments for use in application areas such as medical diagnostics and homeland security.



Professor Brian Hayden, CSO, said, ‘This intellectual property is a valuable addition to the growing portfolio of proprietary technologies Ilika has developed. In particular, this invention is based on basic principles which are a step-change from accepted method. It has the potential to revolutionize the sector.’


Ilika Technologies specialises in the development and application of high-throughput, combinatorial R&D techniques for the accelerated discovery of new materials. In particular, Ilika has the capability of creating, as well as characterising, vast numbers of inorganic materials deposited using physical vapour deposition and chemical vapour deposition techniques.