Isorg $28M funding to commercialize organic photodetectors and large-area image sensors

Sept. 27, 2018
The funding will be used to support the different qualification steps of its production site for organic and imaging sensors.

Isorg (Grenoble, France), a manufacturer of printed organic photodetectors and large-area image sensors, has raised more than $28 million dollars (24 million euro) in a Series B financing round. New Science Ventures (NSV), a US-based investment firm and Bpifrance, through its fund Large Venture, are leading the round alongside Financière Fonds Privés (FFP) and current investors, Sofimac Innovation, CEA Investissement and Dynalim.

Isorg's technology addresses many clients’ needs through various value-added applications, primarily in personal electronic devices such as smartphones, wearables, tablets and laptops, biometrics for homeland security and medical imaging. Isorg says it is ready and well-positioned as the market takes off to meet growing demand thanks to its ability to offer various business models from manufacturing to the licensing of its technology for mass markets.

The funding will be used to support the different qualification steps of its production site based in Limoges and continue the development of subsystems ready to be integrated in the various applications. It will significantly support the engineering work to enable large-scale commercialization of leading-edge applications in the coming years.

"We are heading towards launching the large-scale commercialization of our image sensors and other printed electronics solutions, which are in high demand among manufacturers of consumer electronics and biometric devices," said Jean-Yves Gomez, CEO and co-founder of Isorg.

"NSV invests in companies commercializing breakthrough technologies worldwide to meet unmet needs or to deliver significantly stronger value proposition to customers. We are impressed by the strong team, robustness of Isorg's product portfolio and the transformation its printed image sensors and photosensitive layers will bring to multiple customer applications," said Somu Subramaniam, managing partner at New Science Ventures.

"We have backed the company since 2014 and we are convinced that the future is in printed flexible imaging technologies. Isorg is in a great position to reap the rewards of its superb technology platform. Today, we renew our support and are glad to welcome new shareholders to help Isorg enter this new phase of expansion," explains Nicolas Herschtel, deputy managing director large venture at Bpifrance.

SOURCE: Isorg via Andrew Lloyd & Associates; and

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Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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