Oxford Flow has been spun out of Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science, with the support of Isis Innovation, the University’s commercialization company. Its initial product, a valve that regulates the flow of gases and liquids in industrial processes, is 80% lighter than existing products and can handle over 10 times the volume with a high degree of precision and control. Oxford Flow recently launched its initial range of flow regulators at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) conference in Montreal, Canada.
The initial investment from Oxford Sciences Innovation will ensure the business can take the valve to market and develop further high performance products for gas distribution networks and the water industry. Oxford Flow CEO, Simon Hombersley said: “We expect these valves to be a game-changer in the US $3 billion pressure regulator market, and a platform for a series of industrial control products. This first investment by Oxford Sciences Innovation recognizes the strength of the market-ready technology and the scale of opportunity in engineering innovation for industrial processes.”