Sphere Ultrafast Photonics appointed Market Tech Inc. has first USA-based distributor

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9 Jun 2017

The portuguese startup working with the UTEN-Portugal program, dedicated to the design and manufacture of ultra-fast technology, has chosen a company from California, EUA, as their first USA-based distributor.

Sphere Ultrafast Photonics, enrolled in the UTEN-Portugal Global Startup Program, specialized in precision monitoring and measurement control of Ultrafast Lasers (UFL) and Femto-second Lasers (FSL) used in research, medtech, bio/pharma industrial processing and nano-materials production, announced the appoint of their first USA-based distributor, Market Tech, Inc. (MTI) of Scotts Valley, California, to provide sales, technical support and service in North America for all Sphere products.

Sphere Ultrafast Photonics, a Portugal-based growth company, was founded in September of 2013 by Hélder Crespo and Rosa Romero from the University of Porto, Portugal, and by Anne L’Huiller, Miguel Miranda, Cord Arnold and Thomas Fordell from Lund University, Sweden. This portuguese startup is devoted to world-class ultrafast pulsed laser solutions, providing its customers with products that highly improve the performance of femto-second laser applications. Sphere Ultrafast Photonics has patented a series of novel optical pulse measurement solutions that dramatically improve the stability, optimization and consistent performance of ultra-fast, femto-second laser applications. Sphere’s novel products measure, test and automate complete control of high performance lasers by assuring stability and robustness, delivering the shortest set up time for labs and commercial users. 

Market Tech, Inc. is a leading distributor and sales company of Lasers and Measurement Instrumentation for Life Science, Medical, Metrology, Aerospace, Quality Control and Research Applications based in Scotts Valley, California. The company offers a wide variety of Gas, Solid State, Diode and Fiber Lasers covering UV, visible and IR Spectrum. MTI also offers photodetectors, laser power meters, spectrophotometers, light and color instruments for display measurement and fiber optic products.

“We’re very impressed with the quality team and reputation of MTI in the photonics space as we expand our market reach into the USA. We look forward to working with Market Tech to engage more labs and industrial clients who would like to gain significant production improvement out of their lasers whether that’s in their labs or on their production lines”, said Rosa Romero, one of the founders of Sphere Ultrafast Photonics, about this recent partnership.

UTEN-Portugal program, a component of the UT Austin | Portugal program, works to develop globally competitive and sustainable S&T commercialization know-how in Portugal, through partnerships and deal-making during a 12 month program engagement. The Global Startup Program began in 2013 with the mission to provide business development, soft-landing, incubation, and acceleration opportunities to Portuguese technology-based companies. The selected companies have the opportunity to work with a team of experienced professionals in order to make them grow in global markets.

“Here at the University of Texas at Austin and our UTEN-Portugal Program, we are exciting for Sphere Photonics as one of the rising starts in our Portuguese cohort whom we have helped coach and mentor in this year’s UTEN-Portugal program”, praised Chris Meyers, Tech Commercialization Advisor at McCombs Business School.



Sphere manufactures instrumentation using the d-scan technique, a new technology for the simultaneous measurement and compression of a ultrafast pulses






Sphere Ultrafast Photonics company logo





Website: http://www.sphere-photonics.com

Website: http://www.markettechnic.net 

Website: http://www.utenportugal.org