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October 06, 2015 5:22 AM ET

Electronic Equipment, Instruments and Components

Company Overview of Picarro Inc.

Company Overview

Picarro Inc. manufactures real-time and cloud-based gas measurement solutions for the energy/utility and scientific markets. Its solutions enable science and industry to measure greenhouse gas emissions in air, water, and soil. The company offers Picarro Surveyor, a leak detection solution that surveys mains and services at driving speeds, identifies leak locations and leak-free areas, and generates real-time maps of gas plumes while moving at traffic speeds; isotope analyzers for H2O, CH4, CO2, N2O, 13C combustion module, and carbon isotope analysis systems; and trace gas analyzers for CO, CO2, CH4, H2O, flight ready, N2O, NH3, H2O2, HF, and H2CO. It also offers peripherals for H2O, N2O, ca...

3105 Patrick Henry Drive

Santa Clara, CA 95054

United States

Founded in 1998





Key Executives for Picarro Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 51
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 57
Vice President of Operations
Age: 68
Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing-Science
Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing-Energy
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Picarro Inc. Key Developments

Picarro Launches Highly Anticipated Scientific Instrumentation Products

Picarro Inc. announced the launch of four new products for its scientific business. The new products, which cover applications as diverse as agriculture and the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from soil, to ambient atmospheric monitoring of GHGs and carbon monoxide (CO), to estuarine water quality and hydrology, demonstrates Picarro’s continued commitment to cutting-edge scientific research. The Picarro G5131-i analyzer expands Picarro’s capability in the mid-infrared with a new product for high precision measurements of stable isotopes of oxygen, in addition to nitrogen, in nitrous oxide (N2O). This instrument will enable soil scientists to measure nitrogen cycling and utilization in the environment, with potential benefits for limiting N2O emissions, a strong greenhouse gas, from agriculture. In addition, Picarro launches a new software tool, the Soil Flux Processor, for quick and easy data analytics that turns measured concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), N2O, ammonia (NH3) and water vapor into flux estimates of GHGs from soils. For maximum versatility, the Soil Flux Processor can be used with a variety of soil chambers and is compatible with the Picarro G2508 five-species analyzer. Picarro is also a demonstrated leader in the field of atmospheric monitoring of greenhouse gases with analyzers deployed globally from Mauna Loa in Hawaii, to the top of the Eiffel Tower, to Antarctica. Recent improvements in spectroscopy and optical cavity design have led to enhancements to the Picarro G2401 analyzer for CO2, CH4, CO and water vapor. The new Picarro G2401 now guarantees long-term reproducibility of high precision CO measurements making the Picarro G2401 compliant with global GHG measurement networks, including Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS), that provides harmonized high precision data for advanced research into GHG budgets and perturbations. CO is an indicator of inefficient combustion and is complementary to measurements of important GHGs, like CO2 and CH4. It also has a large impact on air quality, and affects the ability of the atmosphere to cleanse itself of many other polluting gases. The new Picarro Continuous Water Sampler is the first commercially-available device for real-time, continuous analysis of water isotopes. Scientists will now be able to better identify reservoir mixing through time and space, track contaminants and use water isotopes as a tracer for evaporation and residence in estuaries, deltas and other environments.

Picarro, Inc. Appoints Alex Balkanski as President and Chief Executive Officer

Picarro Inc. announced that it has appointed Alex Balkanski as President and Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, Balkanski served as General Partner at Benchmark and as a member of the Board of Directors for Picarro.

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