Partnership between Zaiput Flow Technologies and ThalesNano set to improve process intensification

BUDAPEST, Hungary and WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

Zaiput Flow Technologies, a global leader in separation, and ThalesNano, the world leader in bench-top flow chemistry reactors, recently signed a distribution agreement and entered into a technology partnership that exploits the benefits of their combined technologies.

Under the distribution, Zaiput liquid-liquid phase separators are available via ThalesNano in Europe and a number of other countries on a non-exclusive basis, either separately or as part of a bundled offering with ThalesNano’s own microflow reactors. Within the framework of the technology partnership the companies will collaborate to promote adoption of the combined use of their technologies.

“We are very excited to work with ThalesNano to offer better-integrated flow chemistry systems to our customers and streamline the work of both novice and experienced users in the flow chemistry space” said Zaiput CEO, Dr. Andrea Adamo.

By working closely together, ThalesNano and Zaiput aim to offer comprehensive solutions to chemists who are interested in improving process output or in telescoping additional process steps. Greater process integration is key to increase efficiency and streamline operations saving time and effort. The collaboration will explore a range of applications for the combined technologies from small scale research situations through to scale up into pilot and production phases. In addition, both Zaiput and ThalesNano are proactively involved in the exploration of chemistry in Space which bodes further innovative opportunities.

“The flow chemistry market has come to a point where we will see increased collaboration between technology providers, of which this is one. Zaiput’s technology shows excellent improvements in process efficiency, this partnership will realise those opportunities through practical experimentation on our instruments. This will benefit both our companies and more importantly, our customers” commented Dr. Ferenc Darvas, President of ThalesNano.

About Zaiput: Zaiput Flow Technologies is a leading manufacturer of proprietary scalable technology that enables liquid-liquid and liquid-gas separation for continuous manufacturing and addresses critical bottlenecks in batch liquid-liquid extraction. Zaiput’s modular solutions allow users ranging from the pharmaceutical industry to the fine and specialty chemicals to go seamless and quickly from bench to production and for both single and multistage operation.

About ThalesNano: ThalesNano has the widest portfolio of bench-top continuous flow instruments for the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, fine chemical, flavour and fragrance, petroleum/biofuel and education markets. Its R&D 100 award winning H-Cube® and technologies based on this innovation are used in hundreds of laboratories globally and have become the new industry standard for hydrogenation. Over the years, ThalesNano has developed reactors to cover a wide range of chemical space in terms of both pressure and temperature and actively promotes the adoption of flow chemistry.

For more information please contact us:

Dr. Andrea Adamo – CEO, Zaiput Flow Technologies,
Mr. Alexander Drijver – Head of Strategic Development, ThalesNano Inc.,

Prof. Dr. C. Oliver Kappe is awarded the 2018 IUPAC-ThalesNano Prize for Flow Chemistry

KARLSRUHE, Germany and BUDAPEST, Hungary and GRAZ, Austria, Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

The 2018 IUPAC-ThalesNano prize has been awarded to Professor C. Oliver Kappe. The prize will be presented at the 15th International Conference on Microreaction Technology (IMRET15) in Karlsruhe on October 21, 2018. The award address will be delivered at the Flow Chemistry Europe Conference in Cambridge, UK on February 26th, 2019. The prize consists of an award of $10,000 US Dollars.

Professor Kappe is the Professor of Chemistry at the University of Graz (Austria) and the Scientific Director for Continuous Flow Synthesis and Processing (CC Flow) at the Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH (RCPE).

Professor Kappe has over 400 publications in the areas of continuous flow chemistry, application of microreactors, process intensification and microwave-assisted reactions. He and his team have published syntheses with challenging systems and chemistry. He has served as an Ambassador for Flow Chemistry through his teaching, interdisciplinary work and collaborations.

Professor Kappe holds a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Graz. He completed postdoctoral research at the University of Queensland (Australia) and Emory University (United States). He has served as visiting scientist/professor at the Scripps Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Sanford-Burnham Institute for Medical Research and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Flow Chemistry and the founding editor.

For more information please contact Mr. Gergely Papp, CEO:

ThalesNano Energy Introduces H-Genie™: Revolutionary Compact, High Pressure Hydrogen Gas Generation Platform for Chemists

Improves safety, expands chemistry, saves lives.

BUDAPEST, Hungary and BOSTON, Aug. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ThalesNano Energy LLC today announced, at the 256th ACS conference (booth: 1615), the launch of the first in the series of revolutionary new gas generators, the H-Genie™. The H-Genie™ is a compact high-pressure hydrogen generator designed to be used in any laboratory as a safer and simpler alternative to hydrogen cylinders. Capable of generating hydrogen at up to 1 NL/min and 100 bar (1450 psi), the system can help expand chemists’ limited hydrogenation chemistry capability by providing high purity hydrogen gas, on demand from water, to batch and flow reactors.

Neal Langerman, Principal Scientist at Advanced Chemical Safety, comments: “The presence of cylinders of hydrogen raises the risk level of a lab. While the explosion or fire hazard can be mitigated with a gas cylinder cabinet, this takes precious floor space and does not eliminate the 1300 liters of flammable gas from the indoor location. Using an H-Genie, I can eliminate the stored hydrogen, reduce the explosion/fire risk and free-up floor-space, while meeting all the needs of hydrogen-consuming lab tools. This is a win-win for safety and the lab.”

“Chemists are facing two main challenges when it comes to hydrogenation,” Richard Jones, CEO of ThalesNano Energy, added. “The first is the common safety issues associated with using hydrogen gas channelled directly from hydrogen cylinders. The second is the limited capability chemists have with hydrogen because of the low hydrogen pressures they have to use. Hydrogen gas is poorly soluble in most solvents. Increasing gas pressure can have a dramatic effect on its solubility leading to much higher reaction rates and reactivity possibilities. The H-Genie is the solution to both of these problems and specifically designed for use in chemistry applications.”

The H-Genie is the first in a series of 3 gas generators that will be released in the next 4 years. They will all combine to form a gas generation platform. Our goal is to make gas cylinders a thing of the past. Expanding chemistry and saving chemists’ lives in one solution.

ThalesNano Energy: Richard Jones /

ThalesNano entered into the international flow chemistry consortium “Center for Continuous Flow Synthesis & Processing” – (CC Flow)

BUDAPEST, Hungary, May 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With recent advances in continuous flow chemistry synthesis and processing the “Center for Continuous Flow Synthesis & Processing” consortium was brought together by Prof. C. Oliver Kappe (University of Graz) Scientific Director and the Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering (RCPE) as Consortium Leader. ThalesNano, together with twelve industrial, three scientific and two associated partners started to work on the project in July, 2017. The collaboration is funded through the Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies (COMET) funding initiative by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). The “K-project” has received funding for four years (July 2017 – June 2021) with a total budget of 4.7 million Euro.

ThalesNano is excited to be involved in the prestigious and important project that underlines the increasing importance of flow chemistry technologies and their application from small scale research through development and into production. Our involvement underlines ThalesNano’s mission to the furthering of flow chemistry as a means of solving chemistry challenges. With our leading position in laboratory scale flow chemistry applications we are now also driving forward our efforts in scaling up these processes. It is also an important milestone in the development of flow chemistry to see a collaboration between both suppliers of flow technologies and also off-takers, a trend that we very firmly support.” – said Dr. Ferenc Darvas, Chairman of ThalesNano Inc., Board Member of the flow chemistry consortium “Center for Continuous Flow Synthesis and Processing”

The ambitious goal of the consortium is to enable the development of continuous manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in a safe, reliable and economic matter. The project is multidisciplinary and brings together researchers from the fields of synthetic chemistry, process analytics, plant and process engineering, simulation science, additive manufacturing and separation sciences. One of the keys to the success of the consortium is the close collaboration between the academic sector and industry.

For further information please contact Mr. Alexander Drijver, Head of Strategic Development:

Members of the International Consortium:

Scientific Partners: Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering, Graz University of Technology and University of Graz
Industrial Project Partners: Anton Parr, AstraZeneca, Chemtrix, Eli Lilly, E.L.T, Lithoz, Lonza, Microinnova, Patheon, Phyllon, Prozess Optimal, ThalesNano and UCB

Associated Partners:  Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Zaiput Flow Technologies

InnoStudio, ComInnex and ThalesNano enter into photochemistry collaboration with Technical University Eindhoven

EINDHOVEN, the Netherlands and BUDAPEST, Hungary, April 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With recent advances in photochemistry technologies, InnoStudio, ComInnex and ThalesNano have entered into a research and development collaboration with Professor Tim Noël’s group at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. The collaboration is a broad ranging arrangement that will look at photoreactor technologies, the application of photochemistry (especially photoredox catalysis) for medicinal chemistry and compound library synthesis, furthermore radical applications of photochemistry in space chemistry. The three companies, which are members of the Darholding group, Central and Eastern Europe’s leading upstream innovators in chemistry and possess world leading expertise in flow synthesis technology, including its use in space chemistry. Professor Noël’s group has made significant advances in the fields of C-H activation and photoredox catalysis. Recently, the group developed a novel photomicroreactor, an artificial leaf, which uses solar power to facilitate organic transformations, even under a cloudy sky. Professor Noël has received numerous awards, and most recently he was awarded with the “DECHEMA Award” in recognition of his pioneering work on continuous photochemical conversion in microfluidic systems.

Combining flow chemistry with photoredox catalysis dramatically improves the efficiency in the chemical reactions and transformations. This can lead to greater efficiency in chemical synthesis and also gives access to reactions that might otherwise not be possible. The collaboration is expected to lead to the development of new flow photoreactors, advances in chemical synthesis and the design and development of novel compounds.

Dr. Ferenc Darvas, founder and chairman of the Darholding companies, commented: “Professor Noël is a leading expert in the field of both flow and photochemistry. We are delighted to enter into this collaboration which will accelerate development in this area. The ThalesNano series of flow chemistry reactors have pioneered the adoption of flow chemistry to simplify chemical processes and we expect further groundbreaking results in this area too. Meanwhile, ComInnex will use the co-developed technologies in the advancement of its Technology Enabled novel compounds and libraries. InnoStudio has already paved the way for chemistry in space where photochemistry will take on a completely new dimension.”

Prof. Tim Noël added:”It is truly a great honor for me to collaborate with InnoStudio, ComInnex and ThalesNano. In the past, my group has worked hard to make breakthroughs in the field of photochemistry, both on a synthetic methodology level as on the technology part. It is exciting to see that this experience will now lead to real applications. I am sure that with our combined forces interesting new science and technology will be made available to the public in the near future.”


For more information please contact Mr. Alexander Drijver, CEO of Cominnex Inc.:

New CEO at leading flow chemistry company, ThalesNano

BUDAPEST, Hungary, March 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ThalesNano announces that is has appointed Gergely Papp as CEO.  Gergely’s unique 20+ years’ experience in financial management supports the further development of ThalesNano. He has been working for the company for 6 years as a chief financial officer and successfully grounded ThalesNano’s financial operations. Before joining ThalesNano he worked as a general and strategic manager in an IT related company and as chief financial officer at a logistics company in Hungary. Gergely holds an M.Sc. degree in economics.

“It is a great honor for me to be appointed to the CEO position and being supported by both the stakeholders and employees of ThalesNano,” said Gergely.

Alex Drijver, former CEO of ThalesNano will continue to serve as a board member and “Head of Strategic Development” whilst remaining CEO of our sister company, ComInnex Inc. We cannot thank him enough for his leadership and contribution to our success through the years.

“I am delighted that Gergely accepted this offer, with him in this position ThalesNano will maintain its financial success. As a board member I will advise and support Gergely, while I can focus more on new business developments for ComInnex and ThalesNano” – commented Alex.

The teaming of Gergely and Alex, with a unique mixture of business and economics experiences provides a strong leadership team to secure the ongoing growth of the company. Today’s announcement follows another strong year for ThalesNano which also saw the company awarded two significant R&D EU Grants.


For further information please contact Mr. Gergely Papp, CEO. E-mail:

Increasing effectiveness in oil industry research on the horizon

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Feb. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Next to the continuous growth of the renewable energy industry, increasingly greater emphasis is placed on maximizing the effectiveness of extracting fossil fuels and their environmentally friendly processing.

ThalesNano’s existing initiatives in this field have just received a major boost via the award of a new grant from the Competitive Central Hungary Operational Program 2.2.1-15-2016-00062 tender. The grant will enable ThalesNano to accelerate the development of a modular testing device capable of assisting the leading research institutes of the world in both extraction and processing.

ThalesNano Inc. entered the flow chemistry market in 2004 with the first member of its still available H-Cube® product family, which won numerous awards in and outside of Hungary as well. In the past 10 years, the company launched a number of products that are used in the everyday laboratory practice already in 42 countries. The product range supports the activities of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, agrochemical, fragrance and food industry companies in early stage research and initial upscaling phases.

Based on this background, ThalesNano Inc. entered into a collaborative development with Prof. Rigoberto Advincula from Case Western Reserve University in the USA, which is at the forefront of oil industry research. The prototype developed as a result of this joint effort is already successfully implemented at one of the world’s biggest oil industry firms, thus, laying the groundwork for the success of the further development carried out through the grant.

The use of robotics plays a key role in the project, along with the fast modification of experimental parameters for the rapid evaluation of results. Thanks to the high degree of automation, the product will facilitate the research and developmental processes of petrochemicals or other closely-related fields of the same parameter space (pyrolysis, biomass applications).

ThalesNano Inc. received a grant of HUF 163,703,553 (USD 652,205) through the tender for realizing the development, which, supplemented with its own contributions and utilizing its social capital, significantly contributes to increasing the efficiency of oil industry-related research.

For further information please contact Mr. Alexander Drijver, CEO: