A new company has recently been launched in Poland, to commercialize a new family of TADF OLED compounds. Noctiluca, which takes its name from a bio-luminescent marine creature, was established a few months ago with aims to be the world's first company to produce a commercial-ready blue TADF emitter.
Noctiluca's story begins with an innovative organic DSSC solar cell platform that was developed at Synthex, an organic chemistry development platform company based in Toruń, Poland. A few years ago the researchers turned their attention to light emitting materials (which are quite similar to the light harvesting materials used in solar panels) and intensive research culminated in a promising family of new TADF compounds - which was then spun-off as Noctiluca,
Noctiluca hasn't yet unveiled its materials, but the company says that early synthesized emitters exhibit very promising properties, such as a very low ΔEST (far below 0.05 eV) and good oscillator strength. The company hopes that it will be able to develop commercial-grade TADF emitters by 2022 or even by 2021.
Noctiluca's team, based in Toruń and led by organic chemistry specialist Dr. Mariusz Bosiak, is focused on developing the next generation of OLED emitters. The company is collaborating with the organic electronics experts at the BioNanoPark in Łódź for the device fabrication and the University of Technology in Łódź for emitter and device characterization - which frees the company to focus mainly on finding the best compounds for durable and efficient TADF emission.
Noctiluca recently closed its pre-seed round and is aiming to raise its formal seed round in early 2020. The company has already produced some promising TADF devices and will soon share its results with the industry.