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What’s New in Optical Oxygen Sensing

  • Medical & Life Sciences
  • Oxygen Sensing

Learn about recent enhancements to Ocean Optics optical oxygen sensors including a streamlined probe for process environments, expanded feasibility testing options, and new software for NeoFox oxygen systems.

Thanks to advances in sensor materials and optoelectronics, Ocean Optics offers novel optical oxygen sensors for applications in biomedical and life sciences, environmental monitoring, food and beverage processing, pharmaceuticals and more. The principle of operation is to trap an oxygen-sensitive fluorophore in a sol-gel host matrix that is applied to the tip of a fiber or an adhesive membrane such as a patch.

Compared with electrochemical sensing techniques such as galvanic sensors, optical oxygen sensors can be made in small and customizable form factors, allow non-intrusive measurements, and do not consume the sample.

What's New in Oxygen Sensing

Industrial Oxygen Probe

  • Rugged ¼” OD probe with integrated thermistor for live temperature feed
  • Single-assembly design for stronger signal and greater liquid resistance
  • Repeatable calibration
  • Compatible with standard process fittings (Swagelok)
Technical drawing of an oxygen sensor probe
NeoFox Viewer screen capture

NeoFox Viewer Software

  • Supports Windows 32/64
  • Improved graphical user interface and visual elements
  • Simpler operation, better responsiveness
  • More robust functions including automatic duty cycle options, data logging and temperature data sharing

Ocean Lab Services

  • Add-on, pre-purchase service for confident decision-making
  • Chemical compatibility testing
  • System configuration feasibility assessment (custom setups)
  • Standard operational test regimes
Oxygen Sensing

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