国立研究開発法人物質・材料研究機構、 京セラ株式会社、
国立大学法人 大阪大学、日本電気株式会社、住友精化株式会社、
旭化成株式会社、NanoWorld AGの7機関は共同で、
「MSS(Membrane-type Surface stress Sensor / 膜型表面応力センサー)」を用いた嗅覚IoTセンサーの業界標準化(de facto standard)推進に向けた



Launch of MSS Forum to achieve De Facto Standard for Olfactory Sensing Systems

Seven visionary organizations, i.e. National Institute for Materials Science, Kyocera Corporation, Osaka University, NEC Corporation, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd., Asahi Kasei Corporation and NanoWorld AG., will jointly launch the MSS Forum on November 1, 2017.
The forum welcomes participations from those who are willing to actively engage in demonstration activities utilizing an ultra-compact sensor device called the Membrane-type Surface stress Sensor (MSS) and artificial intelligence.

MSS is a versatile, ultra-compact, and sensitive sensor device capable of measuring diverse molecules in the atmosphere and liquid including odor-causing gas molecules and biomolecules such as DNA and proteins. Unlike the conventional cantilever-type sensor, the MSS can be miniaturized as it does not utilize laser light. In addition, its performance has been dramatically improved as is evident by the fact that its sensitivity is approximately 100 times greater than the conventional sensor. Expectations are high for the MSS to contribute to the development of sensor systems capable of identifying factors that are key to the enhancement of people’s lives and medical care, and converting such factors into information useful to humans and equipment.

Through the demonstration activities by the forum participants, MSS forum is intending to accelerate penetration and practical application of the MSS technology in society and achieve the De Facto Standard for olfactory IoT sensor and AI analysis systems.

What the forum is aiming for is; MSS olfactory sensor=the standard measure for scent and odor=de facto standard.We continue to explore further possibilities of MSS related technologies,all with a relentless focus on delivering the great user experience that underpins the success of MSS.