Market Leaders ThalesNano and Ikeda Scientific Join Forces in Japan

Market Leaders ThalesNano and Ikeda Scientific Join Forces in Japan

May 11th, 2009 -  Budapest, Hungary, London, UK, Princeton, US and Tokyo, Japan - ThalesNano, the world leader in bench top flow chemistry reactors and Ikeda Scientific, the leading provider of scientific instruments for chemistry and biochemistry in Japan, announced today that Ikeda Scientific will distribute ThalesNano’s award winning product line.

“We are delighted to have the largest supplier of scientific instruments in Japan committed to bring our flow chemistry solutions to users”, said Dominic Gallello, Executive Co-Chairman of ThalesNano, Inc. With 8 out of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in Japan already employing ThalesNano solutions, Ikeda represents a great opportunity to further expand the adoption of our technology in the world’s second largest market.”

“We see many possibilities in Japan in a broad range of industries including pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical and petroleum industries”, said Tamio Kizaki, President of Ikeda Scientific. “ThalesNano’s solutions are simply a dramatically better way to perform organic synthesis. Our organization of 300 industry expert sales and support personnel are excited about the speed, safety, yield and ease of use benefits that the ThalesNano technology can bring to our customers.”

About ThalesNano Inc.

ThalesNano is a world-leading provider of continuous process chemistry instruments in the rapidly developing market of laboratory and process scale flow reactors. The company has the widest portfolio of bench-top continuous process instruments. Its R&D 100 award winning H-Cube® continuous-flow hydrogenation reactor and the pilot plant scale version H-Cube Midi™ are used in hundreds of laboratories in four continents and have become the new industry standard for hydrogenation.

Contact: Laszlo Urge, Ph.D., CEO, e-mail:, Telephone: +36-1-880-8500

About Ikeda Scientific Co., Ltd.

Ikeda Scientific is a specialized trading company that provides leading researchers, who represent the brain trust of Japan, with the world’s most advanced science and biochemical equipment. Since our foundation in 1931, we have been offering the best products for specific customer needs, drawing upon a wealth of expertise accumulated over an extensive history. Ikeda Scientific not only provides clients with equipment necessary for research and development, but also actively participates in joint research and development with users, as a partner.