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About Us

Foundation Instruments (FI), Inc. is a high-tech spin-off company from The University of Memphis (UofM) founded in 2009 and has a diverse technical team including analytical chemists, mechanical, electrical, software, and computer engineers. The company’s core competencies are multidisciplined and span analytical chemistry, engineering and automation resulting in the ability innovate and integrate state-of-the-art technologies to overcome testing challenges, reducing complexity, and improving measurement accuracy, precision, and cost.

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drinking water membranes

FI has extensive experience in development and commercialization of automated instrumentation, primarily focused on drinking water applications. We have leveraged 20+ years of academic research in disinfection byproduct testing and evaluation to develop fully-automated chemical analyzers for on-site, on-line and real-time monitoring of trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs) in drinking water treatment plants and distribution systems.

We continue to expand and diversify our business while staying true to our strengths.  We have new projects focusing on developing automated methods for biomedical applications, expansion of our 3D printing capabilities, and providing our customers with consulting and turnkey new product development services. Our in-house prototyping, 3D printing, and testing capabilities support a rapid build and deploy innovation model. Reach out to us if you need help assessing your system to control your disinfection byproducts or ready to bring your new product to market.  Your success is our success!

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