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QCM-D and OWLS Surface Science Instruments and Sensor Technologies

We develop and manufacture Quartz Crystal Microbalance and Optical Waveguide Spectroscopy analytical devices and sensors for nanoscale measurements of surface and interface interactions and for real-time label-free biosensor applications.

Photo of the QCM-I device


Quartz Crystal Microbalance Devices, Sensor Crystals and Accessories

The QCM-I product line supports impedance measurement, dissipation monitoring, electrochemical measurements, with unlimited measuring channels utilizing the MicroVacuum BioSense platform’s unique network topology and modular architecture.


Optical Waveguide Lightmode Spectroscopy Device, OW Sensor Chips and Accessories

The OWLS 210 is a state-of-the-art device for the in situ study of the kinetics and equilibrium constants of surface processes. As a label-free biosensor, it is a very high sensitivity, real-time technology for investigating adsorption and binding processes.

Photo of the OWLS 210 Label Free Biosensor Device
Our Products Have Been Designed & Built In Beautiful Budapest, Hungary Since 1987

About Us

MicroVacuum Ltd. was founded in 1987.
Our headquarters and laboratory are located in Budapest, Hungary.

Our main activities include the development of analytical lab equipments including OWLS and QCM based instruments, label-free biosensor devices, accessories and sensor chips. We also provide R&D consultancy for custom development of surface science solutions in various industries and for technologies for special thin film deposition applications.

The Optical Waveguide Lightmode Spectroscopy (OWLS) , and Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Impedance Measurement systems and sensor chips are marketed worldwide. Our customers are from the life-science, food, battery research, space exploration, and oil industry to name a few and also from universities and government research laboratories. We sell directly in Europe, and directly or through distributors in the rest of world.

Leading companies and research institutions from all over the world are using our QCM and OWLS technologies for studying surface interactions. Clients include: Roche, Amgen, Nokia Bell Labs, Yale University, BASF, Northwestern University, Oregon State University, University of South Australia, Technical University of Denmark, Cranfield University and many others.

MicroVacuum Headquarters

Kerekgyartó utca 10
Budapest, H-1147

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