April 14, 2017


The future of analysis and diagnostics

Nanotechnology has been used in the semiconductor industry for decades. The benefits of using nanotechnology rather than conventional technologies are immense, but unexploited today.

We take nanotechnology from exotic materials and complicated processes to industrial scalable solutions in plastics for analysis and diagnostics, which lowers the cost by orders of magnitude and enables mass-market adaptation. We see great potential and disruptive business opportunities across multiple industries when plastic surfaces become functional and digital.


The core technology is well described in literature and cphnano is a spin-out from Professor A. Kristensens group at the Department of Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark. Peer-reviewed publications on the underlying technology and applications can be found here:



Figure Title Citation DOI Link PDF
Optofluidic Sensor for Inline Hemolysis Detection on Whole Blood Zhou, C., Keshavarz Hedayati, M., Zhu, X., Nielsen, F., Levy, U., & Kristensen, A. (2018). ACS Sensors, 3(4), 784-791. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssensors.8b00030 DTU Orbit
Label-free monitoring of diffusion in microfluidics Sørensen, K. T., & Kristensen, A. (2017).  Micromachines, 8(11), [329]. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi8110329 DTU Orbit
All-polymer photonic crystal slab sensor Hermannsson, P. G., Sørensen, K. T., Vannahme, C., Smith, C., Klein, J. J., Russew, M-M., … Kristensen, A. (2015). Optics Express, 23(13), 16529-16539. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.23.016529 DTU Orbit
High frame rate multi-resonance imaging refractometry with distributed feedback dye laser sensor Vannahme, C., Dufva, M., & Kristensen, A. (2015), Light: Science & Applications, 4(4), [e269]. https://doi.org/10.1038/lsa.2015.42 DTU Orbit
Refractive index dispersion sensing using an array of photonic crystal resonant reflectors .Hermannsson, P. G., Vannahme, C., Smith, C., Sørensen, K. T., & Kristensen, A. (2015). Applied Physics Letters, 107(6), [061101]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4928548 DTU Orbit
Refractometric monitoring of dissolution and fluid flow with distributed feedback dye laser sensor .Vannahme, C., Sørensen, K. T., Gade, C., Dufva, M., & Kristensen, A. (2015). Optics Express, 23(5), 6562-6568. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.23.006562 DTU Orbit
Absolute analytical prediction of photonic crystal guided mode resonance wavelengths P. G. Hermannsson, C. Vannahme, C. L. C. Smith, & A. Kristensen. Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 071103 (2014) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4893664
Accurate wavelength prediction of photonic crystal resonant reflection and applications in refractive index measurement P. G. Hermannsson,
C. Vannahme, C. L. C. Smith & A. Kristensen. Sensors IEEE, (2014).



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For original cphnano-products, we develop our own unique technology stack. This deep and hard-earned control of hardware and software allows us to develop optimal solutions for the customers and ensures complete control of the manufacturing process on the nanoscale.


R&D projects

As experienced partner, cphnano is involved in external R&D projects from quick testing to full-scale Horizon 2020 projects. Depending on the bussiness potential and the alignment with the strategic vision of the company, we either take on a leading role from acquiring funding to execution, or more simply we provide technology development and expertise as a technical partner. Contact us today at info@cphnano.com to engage in a dialog regarding your next R&D project.