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InXitu, Inc.
Industry technology
Founded Incorporated in 2007.
Headquarters Mountain View, CA
Key people
Bradley Boyer, President
Philippe Sarrazin, Chief Technology Officer
Robert Espinosa, Chairman of the Board
Carmen Cerrelli, CFO
Products XRD/XRF Portable Instruments

inXitu, Inc. was a Mountain View, CA based company which developed portable X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis instruments. The company name was a combination of the terms 'in situ' and 'X-ray', portraying the company's dedication to developing X-ray instruments that could be easily transported to the original site of the material being analyzed.

InXitu's portable rock and mineral analyzer "Terra" received a prestigious R&D 100 Award and was chosen to fly on the Mars Science Laboratory rover scheduled for launch in 2009. [1].

Company history[edit]

This company was incorporated in 2007 following the merger of inXitu and Microwave Power Technology Inc (MPT). MPT brought research and development experience in the area of high vacuum technology associated with the key components in the inXitu field portable XRD instrument. In early 2008, inXitu Inc., launched "Terra", its first commercial field portable X-Ray Diffractometer and X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer. In later 2008, Bradley Boyer joined inXitu as its President/CEO. Shortly after this, inXitu formed a strategic alliance with Innov-X Systems Inc. Terra analysers are now marketed by Olympus, which incorporated Innov-X [2]


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