Sixth Wave Innovations (SIXW.C) inked an agreement with the Alberta Center for Advanced Micro/Nanotechnology Products (ACAMP) to create a hybrid prototype technology that combines radio frequency (RF) based technology with their Accelerated Molecularly Imprinted Polymer (AMIPs) virus seeking tech.
The goal here is to pair the technology with AMIPs to enable the integration of commercially available radio frequency identification (RFID) tags inside the AMIP product line. This will make it possible to transfer data and results to a smartphone, mobile or any other RFID reader, thereby simplifying the business of detection, record keeping and reporting the virus.
“ACAMP provides a unique combination of skills and a breadth of knowledge in RF based technologies and manufacturing capabilities. This combination significantly streamlines our development of advanced product features and has the potential to reduce development and manufacturing costs. The solutions we develop will provide the first prototype AMIPS™ with advanced systems integration of multiple components and technologies and will be the basis for launching various products resulting in high throughput screening, point-of-care, and self-use tests,” said Dr. Jonathon Gluckman, CEO of Sixth Wave.
Sixth Wave is a nanotechnology company focused on extraction and detection of substances at the molecular level using their MIP’s technology. They’re in the process of rolling out their Affinity cannabinoid purification system, and IXOS, their line of extraction polymers for the gold mining industry. Their AMIP’s line of rapid diagnostic tests are still under development.
Respectively, ACAMP is a tech non-profit involved in developing advanced technologies for their customers. ACAMP’s clients get access to equipment, facilities, expertise and a network of organizations to help support and develop advanced technologies and manufacturing. They operate in the cleantech, conventional energy, health and medical, agriculture and forestry sectors.
Here’s a list of what they offer:
- Engineering design and review: ACAMP’s experienced development engineers can help with component specification, develop and optimize the design, and also review existing designs to identify opportunities for improvement.
- Simulation: Access advanced simulation software to understand and optimize complex product design before building an initial prototype as a cost-effective way to speed up the development cycle.
- Prototyping: Specialized in-house development equipment allows for production of advanced components early on in prototyping.
- Testing and characterization: Thorough physical and environmental testing of prototypes is done in-house, including Highly Accelerated Life Testing (“HALT”) to validate hardware performance to expected use cases. Advanced inspection and failure analysis equipment is used to detect component failures.
- Low-volume manufacturing: Limited production runs of prototypes and final products allow field testing and demonstration of hardware.
- Technology scaling and transfer to enable high-volume manufacturing: Use ACAMP to source and align with third-party manufacturers for cost-effective production.
Their facilities have over 14,000 square feet of lab space and include over $15 million in specialized product development equipment.
Shares are flat on the news, and the company is presently trading at $0.33.