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Collaboration drives innovation

Creation of high-tech instruments being used by scientists to precisely measure the components that make up the materials around us

The Open University in Wales has collaborated with market-leading British designer and manufacturer of mass spectrometers, Nu Instruments in Wrexham, on the creation of high-tech instruments used by scientists to very precisely measure the components that make up the materials around us.

Nu Instruments has evolved from humble beginnings in Wrexham in 1995 and has grown to become an international market leading company. They make high technology mass spectrometers which are designed and built in North Wales by the company’s 100 employees. The NU Instruments mass spectrometers are used by scientists to measure the components that make up the materials around us. The first Nu Instruments product, the ‘Nu Plasma’ was developed in collaboration with the Open University and Oxford University, and those links have continued as the company has grown.

“Collaboration with scientists and researchers in academic institutions like The Open University, has helped us to innovate, push boundaries and be at the cutting edge of analytical science.” Managing Director, Nu Instruments