Perlemax is the development company for Professor William Zimmerman of Sheffield University's technologies focussed on micro bubbles. Currently there are two created techniques, which will impact many different processes, through improving yields, cutting power consumption or allowing new techniques to be realized.

Microbubbles By Fluidic Oscillation

Fifty micron-sized bubbles can have a quite dramatic effect on mass transfer in a gas to a liquid medium. Through new technology, Perlemax is able to engineer a process to precipitate dramatic changes in what can be expected or sought from conventional bubble generation techniques.

Plasma Microreactors

Perlemax has successfully utilised a plasma microreactor as an Ozone generation source, which has wide uses as a disinfection agent in wastewater treatment amongst other processes.
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Preventx is a fast growing company leading the way in the remote health screening market. Established in 2008, Preventx now works with over 60 NHS Trusts and Local Authorities to provide Chlamydia screening services via its service.

Preventx moved to the Sheffield Bioincubator in 2012 to open its specialist in-house sexual health laboratory which now tests over 80,000 patients samples every year. Preventx is anticipating further growth within its core business and is also exploring new and emerging markets in remote healthcare and consumer testing.
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Red Deer Technology Group


SciForte provide strategic consultancy and practical PR & marketing support to scientific and technical companies. From start-ups to established SMEs, they help to deliver the right messages to the right audiences through the right PR and communication channels.’
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Sensory Technologies

Siemens Wind Power Research Centre

Siemens established its UK wind turbine generator R&D competence centre at the University of Sheffield in 2009. The first of its kind in the UK, the Sheffield Siemens Wind Power Research Centre focuses on developing the most reliable, innovative and efficient wind turbine generators. The constant dialogue between the University’s experts and Siemens engineers translates into real world solutions with benefits to both the wind industry and the environment.

The centre specialises in providing the overall technology, architecture and design of onshore and offshore wind turbine generators, devices generating electrical energy from wind power, for the global market. Some of its current projects include wind turbine condition monitoring, turbine performance and turbine blade design.
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