Dr. Richard D. Smith is one of the most prolific scientists in advanced analytical methods for biological research; consistently inventing disruptive technology for over two decades. Recently, he led the development of the novel SLIM for high-throughput sample processing, reactions, and separations with a world renowned team of scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
SLIM allows us to explore biologic systems well beyond genomics with 10x more sensitivity; molecules indistinguishable by current instruments are unambiguously identified with SLIM
SLIM provides throughput of minutes not hours, enabling population scale studies in a reasonable amount of time; allowing scientists, researchers, and clinicians to move faster
SLIM can move ions around a limitless number of corners providing 10x ion path length compared to current technologies. This means it can fit in a small footprint and act as a point of care clinical diagnostic tool
SLIM separations technology applies electric fields to electrodes on conventional parallel printed circuit board surfaces creating ion conduits that can separate and move ions losslessly. Lossless Ion Manipulation is a revolutionary technology that will enable robust biological analysis from minute sample quantities.