American Thermal Instruments (ATI) has acquired Microtemp Labs, a liquid crystal technology company. Microtemp's expertise will provide ATI with the scalable means to print customized liquid crystal units in house and in one-pass, helping to expand our product line for the consumer goods and medical markets.
Liquid crystal technology is a key component of virtually all precision temperature reading devices worldwide and - - combined with precise accuracy - - form the foundation for ATI’s lengthy history of advanced instruments that are in high demand throughout the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics industries.
The ATI product line will include Microtemp’s FDA-approved forehead temperature monitoring devices wherein the “temperature line” moves in real-time and displays a vivid color which designates the core body temperature of the user. Additionally, the Microtemp technology provides ATI with an oral and axillary product, expanding their product line for consumer-based solutions. Microtemp’s oral thermometer has a ± 0.1° C accuracy point, providing an effective solution for extremely critical temperatures.
“It was a natural fit for Microtemp to join the ATI Team. Our focus at ATI, even more so now with Microtemp onboard, is on innovative technologies and product expansion with liquid crystal technology that fulfill our customers’ vision. This process provides the ability to print customized graphics and apply liquid crystal all in one-pass and we are excited to be the solutions provider to bring this to the industry.” - Randall Lane, ATI's Chief Strategy Officer
Microtemp Labs LLC was founded in October 2015 by David Fuller who brings a 50-year career in product research and development in applied optics, machine design and liquid crystal science. A longtime colleague, Dawn Bowden, joined David in early 2016 to further grow the business. Dawn has worked with liquid crystals for over 25 years and has experience in medical device manufacturing and product development.
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