The Mantis goes to market

posted Dec 5, 2013, 5:08 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Dec 5, 2013, 6:04 PM ]

At the beginning of this week we shipped the first 2ax piezo driver to University of Arizona. This is the first 1.4K earned by sensoricans, after 3 years of hard work. 

Once we'll receive the payment for this piezo we'll need to go through a redistribution. We still need to work on the value equation, but this will be a great experience. See also Value Accounting for the Piezo.

This morning we performed a first demo at the University of Montreal. The application is stimulation of the nervous system of mice. The researcher needs a piezo positioner to position a needle to stimulate the nerves on the face of the animal, while monitoring neuronal activities. It turns out that there is also a chance to supply a Mosquito too, because there is value in knowing exactly how much force is applied during the stimulation to trigger that neuronal activity. We believe that proof of concept experiments can be performed with our LED Mosquito, which is already functional at Phil's lab. We will propose a collaborative project in order to help this professor to write a good proposal, in order to get the funding to purchase an entire Scientific Instrument System (which includes a Mosquito, a Mantis, and other accessories already made by us). Other benefits can follow from this collaboration.

In January we'll perform another demo at University of Montreal.

At this moment, we are having serious discussions about how to insure quality of manufacturing, distribution and quality of services. This is a new reality for SENSORICA. We have demonstrated that an open value network can innovate. Now we need to make it sustainable!
This new experience also helps us identify new types of services that closed companies cannot offer. Our value proposition is just getting better.