The Polyarc Reactor is a breakthrough innovation developed by Activated Research that combines catalysis with chemical analysis to revolutionize 60-year-old technology. The Polyarc, which won a 2016 R&D 100 award, gives scientists the capability to determine purity, quantify unknowns, qualify products, investigate renewable feedstocks, improve food and drug development and more, using an approach that is better, faster and cheaper than ever before.
Chemical analysis is a highly specialized, time-consuming and expensive process, in large part due to the extraordinary number and types of compounds. Commonly used instruments are gas chromatographs with flame ionization detectors (GC/FID), which require meticulous and tedious calibration of detector response to accurately quantify compounds. In some cases, these calibrations are impossible with existing methods.
Each year for more than 50 years, R&D Magazine has honored the 100 best innovations in research and development. We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 R&D 100 Awards. Innovators with an exceptional product developed between January 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 should apply. Submissions close April 14, 2017
For information on the 55th Annual R&D 100 Awards and to enter visit http://www.rd100conference.com