Chemical Sensing Innovations

Our innovative technology offers quick, easy, and sensitive chemical sensors to meet your specific needs

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Sense the future

We provide quick, easy, and sensitive chemical sensors based on our innovative surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) technology to support diverse applications including drug discovery, food testing, environmental safety, infectious disease detection, cancer detection, forensics, and more.

Since its discovery in the 1970s, SERS has been an effective tool for sensitive label-free chemical sensing by measuring the vibrations of molecules in test samples. SERS is advantageous in instrument size, easy use, and cost performance than X-ray diffraction, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. SERS provides several orders of magnitude higher sensitivity than inherently weak Raman scattering by exciting localized surface plasmon resonance on metal substrates.

However, the benefit of SERS is compromised by its poor sensing reproducibility, surface uniformity, bio-compatibility, and durability due to its dependence on "hot spots" for high Raman signal enhancement from engineered metal nanostructures, the generation of large photothermal heat on the metal nanostructures that causes detrimental effects to biological molecules (e.g., heat-induced protein denaturation), and the oxidization of the metal surface.

Our unique SERS technology, in particular metal-free polymer-carbon SERS technology, overcomes these problems, offers previously unattainable capabilities, and takes SERS to the next level. Consequently, we are bringing chemical sensing innovations to you.

Technology

Our unique products are based on innovative SERS technology developed at the University of Tokyo. Read related papers about the technology.

Carbon nanowires for SERS

A nanostructure composed of porous carbon nanowires with high chemical enhancement, high sensing reproducibility, high durability, and high surface homogeneity

Metal-free SERS

A review about recent developments and new opportunities for metal-free SERS

Flexible/wearable SERS

An ultrathin, bio-integretable gold nanomesh with high Raman signal enhancement and high sensing reproducibility

Koichi Okamoto

Professor, Osaka Metropolitan University

Wearable SERS is a new technology that goes beyond conventional wisdom, and it could lead to innovative developments not only in sensors but also in many other fields.

Tamitake Itoh

Chief Senior Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

The metal-free carbon substrate is ideal for biological applications because it is less likely to denature biomolecules and provides million-fold Raman signal enhancement.

Kuniharu Takei

Professor, Osaka Metropolitan University

Wearable SERS shows great promise for deployment in multi-parameter measurement of living organisms without markers!

Cheng Lei

Professor, Wuhan University

LucasLand's polymer/carbon-based SERS is a game changer and makes SERS really useful for biomedical applications!

Products

We offer the world's first commercial SERS products that meet your specific needs.

LL-01: Flexible/wearable SERS sheet

World's first ultrathin, stretchable, bio-integretable flexible/wearable SERS sheet with strong electromagnetic enhancement

LL-02: Porous carbon SERS substrate

World's first non-metal SERS substrate with high sensing reproducibility, high bio-compatibility, high durability, and strong chemical enhancement

Team

We are a mixture of talented managers, scientists, and engineers to respond to your chemical sensing needs.

Tetsuro Furuya

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Keisuke Goda

Chief Scientific Officer & Founder

Yasutaka Kitahama

Engineer

Kesava Rao

Intern

Ting-Hui Xiao

Technical Advisor

Contact

Send us an e-mail, give us a call, or visit us if you have any questions about our technology or products.

Location:

LucasLand, Co. Ltd.
3-28-5 Ogawamachi, Kanda
Axle Ochanomizu C01
Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0052
Japan

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