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Opening Gas Sensing Possibilities with Silicon Photonics-Based Sensors

Odorant VOCs (smells) is an infinite, nevertheless misunderstood and underestimated, source of valuable information which can offer very diverse business opportunities on different markets. In collaboration with the CEA-Grenoble, Aryballe has developed a selective VOC sensor capable of real-time detection and identification. This breakthrough technology enables the generation of large datasets, which can be analyzed using either simple algorithms or more sophisticated machine learning models.

More precisely, the 64 channels Mach Zender Interferometer (MZI) functionalized with proprietary peptide biosensors can detect a broad range of odors and chemical families. Moreover, this very innovative sensor has the property to generate live data within a large range of concentration.

In addition to addressing diverse industrial and environmental applications, Aryballe has successfully deployed its products in the Food and Cosmetics markets. More recently, breakthrough results have been obtained in the medical diagnostic domain with a focus on bacterial infection detection.

Dr. Tristan Rousselle

Founder & CEO


Tristan Rousselle holds a Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the University Grenoble Alpes. He completed part of his postgraduate studies at Sussex University (Brighton, UK) and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (San Diego, CA). In 2000, he co-founded a company called Protein’eXpert, now known as PX’Therapeutics. This biotechnology company specializes in the engineering, pre-clinical, and clinical development of therapeutic proteins. By 2011, PX’Therapeutics had more than 60 employees in Grenoble and Lyon and generated nearly 50% of its turnover outside Europe.

In July 2013, a few months after the acquisition of PX Therapeutics by the “Laboratoire Aguettant,” Tristan decided to launch a new venture with a leading innovative project in the field of Biosensors
named “Aryballe”. He founded the company in March 2014. Since then, Tristan has successively held the positions of CEO, Deputy CEO & CTO (2018-2022), and President & CEO since November 2022. Over the last 10 years, Aryballe SA
has raised over $25M, open offices in New York and Seoul and has progressively become the leader in the growing industrial domain of Digital Olfaction.

Aryballe’s products are based on a smart combination of Silicon photonics sensors co-developed with the CEA, as well as fluidics, imaging, data science, and user-friendly software.

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Aryballe combines biochemistry, advanced optics and machine learning to mimic the human sense of smell. Odors captured by the silicon photonics-based core sensor in our NeOse Advance are analyzed by the cloud-based Aryballe Suite to provide objective, fast analysis. This enables customers to leverage odor data for improved decision making for R&D, quality control, and manufacturing.

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