Company Overview

Prometheus SenTech, LLC, doing business as Protech Sensors, is a privately held company in Cincinnati Ohio, that is  dedicated to improving worker health, safety, and productivity through our innovative gas sensor technologies.  The Cincinnati based company was founded in 2015 to commercialize technology and intellectual property that was developed by us at the University of Cincinnati.


We are developing a new platform technology that provides Safety Officers and Industrial Hygienists in companies that use or produce petroleum hydrocarbons, with a wearable, fixed or handheld device to detect and measure specific Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Real-time.  Our sensor technology brings key aspects of a Gas chromatographer and a mass spectrometer together in a lab-on-a-chip platform.  This allows us to quantify individual VOC’s concentrations in a complex VOC environment. The information provided by our device in a few minutes, using no performance limiting consumables, can be used to determine the correct safety measures needed during a complex VOC event, without necessitating unnecessary production shutdowns.


Our device will be a first in class VOC monitor that can provide detailed information about the specific levels of individual VOC’s in a handheld device.  Our device will allow the cost effective ongoing monitoring of benzene for the first time.  Potential customers indicated that they would be prepared to pay as much as two times the cost of a PID, for a device that could provide differentiated data about specific VOC’s such as benzene.

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