Multisensor Systems started life in the University of Manchester. The company was the brainchild of Professor Krishna Persaud, an acknowledged authority in the development of sensors for the detection of gases.
The original development was for an instrument to detect heavy organic loads in waste water, allowing treatment works to respond to the loading with changes in dosing or storage of waste until it could be processed.
This was followed by an instrument to detect very low concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in clean water to protect drinking water treatment plants. This instrument became the MS1000 and has been supplied to many customers.
The success of the MS1000 caused the University of Manchester Intellectual Property (UMIP) company to inject seed funding and establish Multisensor Systems Ltd as an entity in 2007.
In 2009, with sales increasing there then became the need for full time management and support staff and so the company sought funding to take it to the next stage of development. This funding was won in March 2010 and the first staff employed.
At the end of August 2010, the company moved from the University campus to premises in the South of Manchester.
In 2011, a new upgraded version of the VOC instrument was released as the MS1100, featuring a smaller footprint and updated software. The company has also broadened it's offering with the launch of the MS2000 on line THM monitor, for use in the water distribution network.
The current focus for Multisensor systems is in developing new products, widening the application base for its existing products and expanding the geographical markets supplied.