Bellingham, Washington (PRWEB) November 07, 2013
The Wall Street Journal on Monday named Houston-based Rebellion Photonics as “WSJ Startup of the Year,” culminating a five-month documentary-making process of a competition among 24 startups chosen by WSJ editors from a variety of industries.
Rebellion Photonics develops and manufactures hyperspectral imaging cameras that identify gas leaks on oil rigs and in refineries.
The company was a finalist in the Life Sciences and Biophotonics category of the 2011 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation, an annual international competition sponsored by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Photonics Media.
Co-founded in 2009 by Allison Lami Sawyer and Robert Kester, Rebellion Photonics installed its first hyperspectral imaging camera, the Gas Cloud Imaging Camera, at a refinery in Toledo, Ohio, earlier this year. The camera, which can detect leaks in real time and identify over 20 different chemicals simultaneously, is the first of its kind.
“It’s been a wild ride in the past three years, starting a company, but it’s been amazing,” Sawyer said at the 2013 Prism Awards ceremony, where she was a presenter. “I feel blessed to be a part of this industry, and
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