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SciAps and Portable PPB Form Strategic R&D Alliance to Elevate Elemental Analysis for Gold (Au), Silver (Ag), and Copper (Cu) Technologies

Gold (Au), Silver (Ag), and Copper (Cu) Technologies

Dec 14, 2023–WOBURN, MA – SciAps, a prominent figure in scientific instruments and technology solutions worldwide, is excited to unveil its latest venture—a strategic research and development collaboration and financial investment in partnership with Portable PPB. This collaboration aims to propel technical advancements to the cutting-edge handheld XRF analyzer, the X-555. The primary focus will be on enhancing the capabilities of gold (Au) analysis, pushing the boundaries of precision. Additionally, the collaboration seeks to explore the application of this advanced technology in analyzing silver (Ag) and copper (Cu) elements, promising novel insights into these crucial elements.

Portable PPB Pty Ltd holds the global license for CSIRO’s Patented detectORE™ technology, revolutionizing gold exploration. With the SciAps pXRF and a unique ‘widget,’ explorers can now perform ppb-level gold analysis sameday, anywhere. This method provides geologists the ability to detect gold in samples down to low parts per billion level. This may potentially transform the way we approach, explore and mine gold. This is transforming the way the gold industry can find, define, measure and mine gold using a cleaner, greener method and process. The user-friendly technology allows quick, highly effective decisions in the field, reducing wait times and enabling smarter, faster, cost-effective exploration. 

SciAps analyzers are revolutionizing the geochemistry industry by providing users with the most advanced and precise tools for rock, soil and brine analysis. These cutting-edge analyzers utilize state-of-the-art technology, including X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), to identify the composition of various materials rapidly and accurately within seconds.

“We are pleased to partner with Portable PPB who recently won recognition for innovation in the mine state of Western Australia. Together, we forge a path of efficiency, bringing cutting-edge technology to the forefront of gold analysis. Our newest XRF technology marks a significant leap forward in geochemical analysis. The integration of the X-555 and the detectORE™ suite empowers researchers and professionals with the ability to explore and understand geological samples in the field. We’re excited to see the positive impact this will have on the mining of gold,” shared Don Sackett, CEO at SciAps.

Unleash the potential of detectORE™ and SciAps analyzers—where precision meets portability, and discoveries await.

For more information on SciAps Inc.’s latest advancements in geochemistry technology tools, please visit or contact Bianca Cappelluzzi at 

About SciAps:

SciAps is a rapidly growing company based in Woburn, Massachusetts specializing in advanced handheld analytical instruments and technologies with state-of-the-art X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and laser-based (LIBS) analyzers. Our handheld analyzers can measure any element across every major industry, including Electric Vehicles, Scrap Metal & Alloys, Environmental, Geochemistry, etc. Our staff has been designing, selling, and servicing field-worthy handheld elemental analyzers for more than 20 years. Contact us at

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Bianca Cappelluzzi 

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