Sionex(Bedford, Massachusetts), a company focused on commercializing chemical and biological sensor chips and systems based on its microDMx detection system, reported moving to larger office/laboratory facilities in Bedford at 8-A Preston Court.

The move to the new 20,000-square-foot facility was needed, Sionex said, “to accommodate [its] growing work force and operations.”

Wes Davis, Sionex’s president and CEO, said, “Our customers are telling us that our technology enables them to offer products with orders of magnitude improved sensitivity and selectivity which they are marketing in the defense, homeland security and first responder markets worldwide.”

Sionex’s microDMx technology consists of a micro-fabricated chip that operates at atmospheric pressure and acts as a programmable chemical filter allowing specific chemical and biological compounds to be detected and identified.

OEMs such as Varian and Thermo Electron have incorporated Sionex’s microDMx sensor systems into their end-user products for petrochemical and explosive trace detection applications.