Keit Spectrometers is a company focused on developing breakthrough FTIR technology for industrial process monitoring and control applications. Keit is the developer of the IRmadillo family of process analysers with the aim of making them the default analyser of liquids for manufacturing industries.
Keit is backed by prominent technology investment firms Longwall Venture Partners, Angel CoFund, UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund (UKI2S), Wood Family Office and Wren Capital and is an active Industry Partner with the Centre for Process Analytics and Control Technology (CPACT), an EnterprisePlus Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), and Industry Member of IBioIC.
Based on the Harwell Oxford Science and Innovation Campus, Keit spun out of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) which is managed by the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), one of the seven UK Research Councils and conducts research into particle physics, space science and photon science. The design for the IRmadillo was originally a space application developed for a mission to Mars, but later commercialised for use in manufacturing industries. Read the fascinating history of the company and the development of the technology.