January 23, 2017 6:17 PM ET

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Company Overview of 908 Devices Inc.

Company Overview

908 Devices Inc. develops devices for chemical analysis. It offers battery-operated, handheld, and chemical detection tools; and personal analyzers for biologists and chemists. The company develops its products using mass spectrometry technology, an analytical technique for measuring the mass of charged molecules that is used in chemical analysis laboratories for applications, such as safety and security, food science, biotechnology, clinical diagnostics, and controlling industrial processes. 908 Devices Inc. was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

27 Drydock Avenue

8th Floor

Boston, MA 02210

United States

Founded in 2012





Key Executives for 908 Devices Inc.

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President
Co-Founder and Vice President of Business Development and Marketing
Co-Founder and Director of Software
Co-Founder and Director of Hardware Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

908 Devices Inc. Key Developments

908 Devices Unveils Transformational Advancements to ZipChip

908 Devices announced significant product enhancements for ZipChip™, an innovative system that provides high-quality separation capabilities as a front-end for mass spectrometry. An integrated auto sampler, built-in chip recognition intelligence and application specific assay kits are being released to radically improve process efficiencies for automated sample analysis within the biopharma industry. To keep pace with a growing user base, and further fuel growth and expansion. ZipChipuses integrated microfluidic technology to prepare, separate and electrospray biological samples directly into traditional MS instruments. The release of the ZipChip Autosampler, designed specifically for biopharma samples, transforms time-consuming sample runs into fast, high-quality analysis. Using intelligence enabled workflow solutions users simply insert the appropriate chip based on the application – ZipChip HS for small molecule and peptide mapping, or ZipChip HR for intact large molecules. Samples are loaded automatically from vials or 96-well plates, with users achieving complete separations in three minutes, vastly increasing productivity. The chips are the heart of the ZipChip platform. Both ZipChip HR and ZipChip HS have been enhanced with an onboard intelligence system that identifies the loaded chip type prior to analysis. This enables the automatic configuration of sample methods unique to each chip and tracks operational parameters. The enhanced platform alerts users when it is time to load a new chip. Further fueling efficiency, three application specific assay kits are also being introduced. The ZipChip Antibody Kit, Peptide Kit, and Metabolite Kit are assay kits purpose built for critical biopharma sample types.

908 Devices Inc. Announces Feature Upgrades for M908

908 Devices announced several software and hardware improvements for its high-pressure mass spec™ (HPMS) product, M908™. Since its introduction in 2014, M908 has expanded the capabilities of CBRNE and HAZMAT organizations around the world with fast and accurate identification of priority chemical threats, including chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, and precursors. Performance enhancements to the device heightened sensitivity and increased the Target List to more than 100 available targets with continued emphasis on current priority chemical threats. Close customer collaboration resulted in enhancements to the user interface and new workflows that guide users throughout operation. This includes the introduction of a Walkthrough mode, which serves as a guided graphical interface and measurement sequence for stepping users through trace to bulk material analysis. New sampling accessories simplify measurements across a range of field scenarios. A new vapor probe improves response time and sensitivity for priority, low-volatility materials, and new disposable Captive Sampling accessories simplify measurements of materials in difficult-to-control environments. Most recently, 908 Devices has added the support of two key first response organizations, the U.S. Department of Defense and the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY), which have placed orders to deploy its device. To further enhance its arsenal of threat detection resources, the Department of Defense has invested in an additional 50 M908 devices, which will also be deployed worldwide for use in a broad range of operations relating to chemical warfare detection and identification. In addition, the Fire Department of New York City, will be deploying the technology to broaden its Hazardous Materials response capabilities.

908 Devices Delivers Ballistic GC-MS Analysis Throughout the Hydrocarbon Processing Industry with the Launch of G908

908 Devices announced the introduction of G908™, a universal petrochemical analyzer that combines the company's patented and award-winning high-pressure mass spectrometry™ (HPMS) technology with the separating power of ballistic gas chromatography (GC). The combination of HPMS and GC provides exceptionally fast compositional analysis, improving efficiency and providing cost savings in use cases that range from exploration and extraction to manufacturing and retail. 908 Devices Delivers Ballistic GC-MS Analysis Throughout the Hydrocarbon Processing Industry with the Launch of G908. With G908, users can rapidly perform testing in-line, at-line, in the aboratory and at remote field-based settings. With this purpose-built petrochemical analyzer, operators of all skill levels can monitor process streams for specific compounds, detect problems quickly and facilitate immediate action. G908 weighs only 28 pounds and enables broader analysis capabilities by positively identifying and quantifying a range of analytes, including low-level impurities, within complex product stream matrices at the point of need.

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