Nematic Technologies is a brand of Platypus Technologies LLC, a small business located in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.
Platypus Technologies has a exclusive license for the intellectual property from the University of Wisconsin-Madison related to gas detection using liquid crystals. This intellectual property was developed by Prof. Nicholas Abbott for over 20 years of research on novel nano-structures surfaces and liquid crystal mixtures for gas detection (https://nlabbottcornell.weebly.com/research.html).
The company’s efforts to commercialize the chemical sensor technology are supported by the Small Business Innovation Research Program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Department of Defense (DoD).
The BadgAIR line of products from Nematic Technologies are currently under development and will be available for purchase in 2022.