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The OndaVia Story

Time counts for chemical analysis. Fast, accurate monitoring increases yields and reduces costs. OndaVia was founded in 2009 to commercialize a fast, accurate, microfluidics-based water analysis system that enables real-time, trace-level chemical analysis. This system is ideally suited for the chemical analysis needed in a variety of industries—from oil and gas to chemical, environmental, and agricultural industries. The OndaVia analysis system consists of a small, transportable instrument, and disposable, chemical-specific cartridges. These two components improve analysis time from days to minutes, while providing laboratory-grade detection capabilities in the field. This approach addresses our customer need for rapid, on-site chemical testing at the necessary accuracy and detection limits. The key technologies that enable rapid, portable chemical detection leverage the decades-old state-of-the-art: chemical separation followed by spectroscopic detection. OndaVia’s first innovation (UndEO™) replaces slow, cumbersome chromatography systems with a thumb-sized, microfluidic device. This patented separation technology is coupled with a compact Raman spectrometer for detection. To magnify the response signal, OndaVia uses a second, patented technology (eSERS™) to embed surface-enhanced, Raman-spectroscopy-active particles in the microfluidic device. The union of these two technologies enables quick and convenient chemical analysis.

Where are we?

OndaVia, Inc.

26102 Eden Landing Rd. #1
Hayward, CA 94545
Telephone: +1 (510) 576-0476
Fax: +1 (510) 887-3180

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Who are we?

Mark C. Peterman, CEO

Mark is a serial entrepreneur with broad technical and business experience. He founded a recycling company at thirteen, led programming efforts for environmental compliance software at a start-up during his undergraduate studies, and invented the core technology that would become the foundation for two later start-ups during graduate school. Blog >

Merwan Benhabib, VP Engineering

Merwan is an expert in microfluidics systems and MEMS fabrication techniques. Previously a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Benhabib designed and built a microfluidics-based system for testing soil for a remote environmental exploration system to be deployed on Mars. His experience with microfluidics systems used in extreme environments is an asset to the OndaVia team.

Samuel L Kleinman, Research Scientist

Sam is a specialist in surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. He earned his Ph.D. from a pioneer in the field, Dr. Richard P. Van Duyne at Northwestern University. His experience with optics, nanoparticles, and chemical analysis helps Ondavia prepare water tests in line with customers demands and interests.