5 October 2005, Budapest, Hungary – Thales Nanotechnology, Inc. announced today that its development has been recognized as one of the 100 most technologically significant and innovative new products of 2005 by R&D Magazine. The award winning development, H-CubeTM, is the first in a new wave of continuous-flow hydrogenation reactors. Utilizing water electrolysis to generate hydrogen, with a catalyst cartridge system and with a continuous-flow reactor, the shoe-box sized H-CubeTM makes hydrogenation convenient, more efficient and less hazardous. With this equipment, reactions that are almost impossible to carry out under normal circumstances can be performed. The product is already on the market and Thales Nanotechnology expects that its unique development will revolutionize catalytic hydrogenation in the next decade.
“We are pleased to have our H-CubeTM development recognized by the R&D 100 Award Committee,” -commented Dr. Ferenc Darvas, President and Chairman of Thales Nanotechnology. “We believe H-CubeTM together with its continuation reactors of the X-CubeTM series will make a significant contribution to drug development and discovery.”
H-CubeTM has already been purchased by leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as well as academic institutions in the United States and Europe.
Publications about H-CubeTM:
The use of a continuous flow-reactor employing a mixed hydrogen-liquid flow stream for the efficient reduction of imines to amines,
Chem. Commun. (Camb), 21 Jun 2005;(23):2909-11.
Device BD and Kappe OC,
J. Combi. Chem., 7(5), 641-643, 2005.
Jones R, Godorhazy L, Szalay D, Gerencser J, Dorman Gy, Urge L, Darvas F,
A novel method for high-throughput reduction of compounds through automated sequential injection into a continuous-flow microfluidic reactor, QSAR Comb. Sci., 24(6), 722-727. (2005)
Spadoni C, Jones R, Urge L and Darvas F,
The recent advancements of hydrogenation technology and their implications for drug discovery research, Chem. Today, January/February 2005, 36-39
“The Oscars of Invention”
Key innovations receiving past R&D 100 Awards include the development of the fax machine, plastic rechargeable lithium ion battery, high speed fiber optic sensor system, ATM, high-definition television.
About Thales Nanotechnology, Inc.:
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