Lenterra is a privately-owned, New Jersey based technology company specializing in sensor instrumentation development based on patented optical technologies.

Our most recent innovation is an inline, real-time flow measurement solution for industrial process monitoring and control that aids in process design, scale-up and reproducible manufacture of a variety of products in diverse industries. In collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb, Lenterra flow sensor (LFS) was successfully tested in a high shear wet granulation (HSWG) and the granulation end point was successfully predicted. LFS was able to quantitatively characterize, with high temporal and spatial resolution, wet mass granule densification, a critical material attribute that correlated well with quality of the product – tablet. Moreover, LFS was able to demonstrate a successful scale-up of granulation.

This novel process analytical technology (PAT) tool was developed when the FDA Office of Pharma Science expressed a concern that the pharmaceutical industry’s “hesitancy to embrace innovation is undesirable from a public health perspective.”

The new measurement tools that we developed benefit not only the pharmaceutical industry, but several others including Biotech, Food, Lubricant, Paint & Ink and industries that use mixing or piping systems as part of their process and manufacturing operations.

Our proprietary flagship products also include RealShearTM wall shear stress sensors (LSH) for in-line measurement of wall shear stress in pipes and conduits.

Lenterra’s in-line flow measurement systems allow customers to obtain accurate information – without the need to stop their manufacturing process – creating an immediate opportunity for decreased costs and an increase in overall efficiency.

Among other innovation, Lenterra has developed a technology for optical measurement of terahertz (THz) radiation that is supported by the Department of Defence (DoD) via a Phase II SBIR grant. Overall, the company has received a number of SBIR grants and won several patents as acknowledgement for its contributions to sensor instrumentation development.

Since it began in 2002, Lenterra has marked its progress with many significant milestones that include:

2016

Freeman Technology Ltd. becomes the worldwide distributer of Lenterra’s LFS and LSH flow measurement systems

In collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb and Freeman Technoology, Lenterra publishes results of application of its technology to High Shear Wet Granulation in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Canadian Intellectual Property Office has approved the International Patent Application No. PCT/US2014/064545 “A sensor for monitoring rheologically complex flows.”

2015

Lenterra (in collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb) publishes results of application of Flow Force Sensor (LFS) in High Shear Wet Granulators in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Lenterra launched the line of Flow Force Sensors (LFS) for in-line measurement and characterization of complex and aggressive flows.

Lenterra launched a new optical interrogator (LOI) for precise monitoring of flow force (P-series) and RealShearTM measurement probes.

2014

Lenterra has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the Department of Defense (DoD) for a project entitled “Broad Range Radiation Detector Based on Spectrum Shifts of Opto-Mechanical Microcavity.”

2012

U.S. Pat. No. 8,276,463, “Shear stress measurement apparatus” was issued to Lenterra.

2011

Lenterra launched its flagship line of shear stress sensors, the Real-Shear™ F-Series, along with its associated optical controller, the LOC-F.

A third patent was added to the company’s portfolio, U.S. Pat. 8,028,586 “Load cell and system for measuring forces based on optical spectra shift.”

2010

An NSF SBIR Phase II grant was received to develop Shear Stress Sensor Based on Optical Micro-Spring Technology, Award No. 0956631.

Lenterra was issued a patent for measuring shear stress using a micro-optical resonator (US Pat. 7,770,463).

2008

DOE SBIR Phase II grant “A Cost-Effective Analytical Technology for Identification and Measurement of Greenhouse Gases” (Grant No. DE-FG02-07ER84894) was awarded

Dr. Sheverev was granted a fundamental patent for the PIES method (US Pat. 7,408,360.)

2006

Lenterra received NASA SBIR Phase II award “Fast GC for Space Applications Based on PIES Technology”, (Proposal No. SBIR-04-II S4.01-9928).

 

2004

Lenterra was awarded its first Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from NASA entitled “Fast GC for Space Applications Based on PIES Technology.”

2002

Lenterra Inc. was founded