QuantaRed is a high-tech spin-off company from the Vienna University of Technology. The team started their R&D activities with Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) technology in 1999. It was the first company world-wide to discover the technological advantages in the measurement of liquids and the industrial potential of this technology. The first intellectual property patent was filed in 2001. This IP grants extensive patent protection for various fields of applications, while further patents are in progress.