Press Release, Mar 3, 2020

smartSENSE pHlive stir bars for pH monitoring

Wireless smartSENSE pHlive stir bar system eliminates need for benchtop pH meter

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Wireless pHlive™ Stir Bar and smartSENSE® Technology Replace the Traditional pH Meter and Provides for Continuous pH Monitoring for Buffers, Titration and Formulations 

Press Release – Milpitas, Mar 3, 2020

Gate Scientific, Inc (, is continuing to lead the way in wireless sensing and IoT for laboratory applications with their smartSENSE technology. The wireless pHlive™ stir bar is now available for delivery and together with the GEN2 WiFi smartSENSE digital programmable base station it will fully eliminate the need for a bulky pH meter in the chemistry lab.  

The wireless smartSENSE platform consists of wireless stir bars with temperature, pH and spin sensing as well as the state-of-the-art digital programmable chemical base station for heating, stirring, remote control and monitoring. The GEN2 wireless base station with the introduction of added BNC ports will further allow for direct use of traditional probes for any routine or acute measurements such as pH needed outside the use of stir bars - thereby fully replacing the need for the benchtop pH meter.


Twice winner of the Pittcon Today Gold Excellence Award and proud recipient of the competitive grant from the National Science Foundation SBIR for its patented smartSENSE® pHlive™ stir bar, Gate Scientific is now working with SMB’s as well as Fortune 500 companies, which has greatly accelerated the commercialization of its pH sensing technology available today. 

“The wireless pHlive™ stir bar providing continuous pH monitoring has received overwhelming market feedback especially as the ideal tool for labs working with buffers, titrations and formulations,” says CEO, Morten Jensen. “The real-life customer feedback, the industry acknowledgement provided by the awards and working with the NSF has definitely influenced and sharpened how we are going to market with existing and new additions to the smartSENSE technology platform.”  

Sr Scientist, Shao-Wei Li from HP, Inc in San Diego immediately saw the value in being able to use the smartSENSE pHlive stir bar for continuous monitoring in their ink formulation and came on board as a beta customer. 

At Intuity Medical, a medical device company in Fremont, CA, Sr VP of Product Development, Robb Hesley says "The pHlive stir bar provides real-time feedback allowing my team to precisely and accurately monitor the pH and temperature of our sensitive enzymatic formulations. This gives us unprecedented control and ensures very reproducible results over time."

The RFID enabled smartSENSE stir bars continuously relays the data to the wireless chemical base station for monitoring and control based on manual or pre-programmed settings. Leveraging the IoT for Labs capabilities, the setup may be accessed remotely from any computer or smartphone for monitoring, control and data logging via network or peer-to-peer access.

The wireless smartSENSE temperature stir bar won the Gold Excellence Award at Pittcon 2018 and the smartSENSE pH stir bar was honored with the same award in at Pittcon 2019. 

About Gate Scientific, Inc: Industry veterans Morten J Jensen and Kris Scaboo founded Gate Scientific a Silicon Valley based life science and diagnostic company. Since 2015, Gate Scientific has been designing products that enable great research and improve healthcare decisions. By bringing to market intuitive solutions that simplify complex problems, we allow for the latest technologies to benefit more people.

About the National Science Foundation's Small Business Programs: America’s Seed Fund powered by NSF awards $200 million annually to startups and small businesses, transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal impact. Startups working across almost all areas of science and technology can receive up to $1.5 million in non-dilutive funds to support research and development (R&D), helping de-risk technology for commercial success. America’s Seed Fund is congressionally mandated through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The NSF is an independent federal agency with a budget of about $8.1 billion that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering.

About HP: HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers and 3D printing solutions, we engineer experiences that amaze. 

About Intuity Medical: Intuity Medical, headquartered in Fremont, CA, was founded with the mission of making life with diabetes easier. Our POGO Automatic® Blood Glucose Monitoring System is the world’s first FDA-cleared automatic, one-step blood glucose meter that combines lancing, blood collection, and analysis into a single 10-test cartridge. POGO Automatic provides a convenient and discreet solution for millions of patients who need to regularly test their blood glucose. Patterns®, our secure HIPAA-compliant app, syncs your POGO Automatic data so you can easily track your blood glucose results on your iOS or Android-based phone or desktop PC. This gives patients and healthcare professionals a comprehensive way to detect and manage important patterns and trends that impact overall blood glucose control.

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Anita K Nielsen

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