2B Technologies is dedicated to the development and commercialization of new analytical instruments for atmospheric and environmental measurements. We specialize in miniaturized instruments for measurements of ozone (O3), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), mercury (Hg), and other chemical species in air. The photo to the right shows our Model 202 Ozone Monitor and our Personal Ozone Monitor (POM) sitting atop a conventional ozone monitor. Our small, lightweight, low-power instruments are now used for atmospheric measurements using balloons, kites, UAVs, research aircraft, and at many remote sites, including Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, the Greenland ice sheet, the summit of Mont Blanc, the Amazon rain forest, on buoys in the Arctic Ocean, on commercial airliners, in many U.S. National Parks and at numerous other locations throughout the world.
Our Model 202 was originally developed out of the need for the University of Colorado research group of co-founder Dr. John Birks to make vertical profiling measurements of ozone on kites and balloons where measurements using conventional ozone monitors are impossible. The POM represents yet another advance in miniaturization and portability. Our small, lightweight, low-power instruments are widely used for atmospheric measurements using balloons, kites, UAVs, research aircraft, and at many remote sites, including Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, the Greenland ice sheet, the summit of Mont Blanc, the Amazon rain forest, on buoys in the Arctic Ocean, on commercial airliners, in many U.S. National Parks and at numerous other locations throughout the world. More than 2,200 of our Model 202 and Model 205 Ozone Monitors, over 350 POMs, and more than 7,000 total instruments have been sold since the year 2000, with about half of our instruments going to researchers outside the U.S. More than 1,000 scientific papers have been published that cite use of 2B Tech instruments, and those papers have been cited more than 21,000 times by other researchers.
As seen in the following time line of product development, 2B Technologies has launched 20 major products since the year 2000.
In 2009, 2B Technologies launched the Global Ozone Project for middle and high school students. Its aim is to engage students in real-world measurements of atmospheric pollutants that are important in air quality and climate. The GO3 Project is administered by the GO3 Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, which raises funds for sponsorship of schools from individuals, small businesses, large corporations and government agencies. 2B Technologies donates time, including a full-time Outreach Coordinator, a part-time Director of Educational Outreach, use of facilities, and financial support to the GO3 Foundation. The current project of the GO3 endeavor is AQTreks, launched in classrooms in Fall of 2017. In AQTreks, students use our Personal Air Monitor (PAM) to measure air pollutants along mobile “Treks” of their design. The PAM wirelessly connects to mobile phones, and Treks are displayed in real-time on the AQTreks smartphone application. Each Trek is automatically uploaded via WiFi or 3G to the AQTreks website for online analysis, discussion, and comparison with other schools. 2B Technologies has created an AQTreks curriculum available to teachers. Visit our Education page for more information.
We thank all of our customers who have helped us be successful to date and pledge to continue to work to improve the quality of our products and services. As part of our Quality Management System, we are constantly seeking feedback from our customers and we act on that feedback.