Exum strives to give scientists and professionals the tools and experience they deserve. We leverage new technologies with modern design sensibilities to change the scientific instrumentation market. The Massbox™ is only the first step in the creation of a new standard in your lab.
The Exum team, combined with our industry partners, have decades of experience and have utilized every common analytical technique available in modern labs. These experiences inspired us to create something different—an instrument that answers the headaches of users everywhere.
Exum demonstrated commercial traction including Phase I SBIR Grant from NIST, Gold Prize from MassChallenge Startup Accelerator, and AFWERX Phase I SBIR 21.2B Cohort
The Massbox was redesigned from the ground up to be more robust, reliable, portable and useable and it was released publicly at Pittcon 2020!
Exum used the success of this first instrument to raise a larger series seed round of funding to take this prototype and transform it into a product. During this time, Exum also built a team that made this possible. The first product ready prototype was built, delivered and tested.
TOFwerks and ESI joined as equity partners to design and produce the first instrument. Free Radical Ventures joined as investing partners to make this idea a reality.
The first prototype instrument was built in a garage and tested to show a 7x near order of magnitude increase in ionization efficiency over plasma produced from Laser Ablation alone.
Exum was founded with the idea of Laser Ablation Laser Ionization (LALI).
This team is made up of hard-working, talented individuals who understand what work life balance looks like. Having created a tool that works every time allows them to take advantage of the great outdoors around Exum’s two offices in Denver and Albuquerque.