Sentia™ free SO2 analyzer Global Distribution Update
Sentia is excited to announce more global distribution points for the Sentia™ Analyzer. The Sentia™ Analyzer from Universal Biosensors will now be available to assist more wineries worldwide in the analysis of sulphites in wines.
Universal Biosensors (UBI) began its innovation journey focusing on devices for the diagnostic point of care (POC) market using UBI’s core technology of a disposable, multi-layer test strip. This test strip technology incorporates proprietary electrochemical sensing methods to rapidly and accurately measure different biomarkers in human blood. UBI identified that this technology is adaptable to winemakers, cellar hands and lab technicians, putting the power of analytical chemistry into users hands.
The Sentia™ Analyzer measures free SO₂ in post-fermentation red or white wine. With a rich touchscreen display and long re-chargeable battery life, the Sentia™ system makes it easy to get test results in under a minute, wherever and whenever needed.
This latest distribution update announces NEW agreements in South Africa, New Zealand and Switzerland. These are exciting additions to the earlier launches of the Sentia free SO2 analyzer in the Australian market in January 2021 with the USA, Canada and Chile followed shortly thereafter.
The Latest Distribution Partners for Sentia™ Analyzer
Here are the latest Sentia™ Free SO₂ wine testing distribution partners around the world.
South Africa: Vicard SA
Universal Biosensors partners with the best distribution partners worldwide and are happy to announce Vicard SA for the distribution of its wine testing platform in South Africa. Vicard South Africa is an importer and distributor of quality, high-end products to the South African wine industry.
With over 20 years of expertise in this field, Vicard SA offers excellent product knowledge and a professional, timeous service to their clients. This partnered with personal customer interaction forms the core of their mission statement. Vicard SA CEO, Michael Fernandes, said; “I am thrilled to be bringing Sentia to the South African wine industry. The initial reaction from my customers has been very positive and they understand the unique benefits the system offers.”
New Zealand: Grapeworks NZ
We are also pleased to announce that Grapeworks NZ Limited has chosen Sentia™ as their flagship product to enter the New Zealand market. Grapeworks NZ Managing Director, Malcolm Wilson, said; “Sentia has been well received by our Australian customers. We have been doing our due diligence on an expansion into New Zealand and believe that Sentia is a great product to spearhead our launch.”
Switzerland: XC Oenologie Sàrl
Finally, we are also delighted to partner with XC Oenologie Sàrl in Switzerland, bringing Sentia™ sulphite testing to the European market. Mr Xavier Chevallay, CEO at XC Oenologie Sàrl, said “I am excited to be bringing Sentia into the Swiss market. I’m confident its speed of results and ease of use will be well received.
XC Oenologie Sàrl, is proud to start this collaboration with UBI and looks forward to representing Sentia with which we have carried out very convincing tests.”