Product News: Paraytec wins Silver award at Pittcon 2007 ..

09 Mar 2007

Paraytec has been awarded the prestigious 2007 Pittcon® Editors' Silver Award for the best new product at the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) held last week in Chicago.

The launch of the ActiPix® D100 miniature UV imaging area detector - the world's first miniature multiplexed capillary UV area detector was met with widespread acclaim from visiting scientists and the world's scientific press. The novel instrument that allows minute (picolitre to nanolitre) volumes to be measured with high sensitivity without sacrificing spatial resolution, drew the comment from the editors' panel that the ActiPix was a "novel and innovative product" that "transcended" boundaries in its contribution to life and analytical sciences.

Attracting over 20,000 visitors, Pittcon 2007 featured a vast array of new products and technology from more than 1,000 exhibitors from around the globe. Over the four-day meeting a panel of more than 150 editors and reporters reviewed products they believed deserved the attention of their readers. At the end of this process the editors' panel gave the Gold award to $1 Billion US Company Waters Corporation, and equal Silver to Paraytec alongside Thermo Fisher Scientific, a global corporation with an annual turnover of $9 Billion. Paraytec's founder and CSO, Professor David Goodall, commented: "This award puts our technology up with that of the world's largest blue chip scientific companies, which is an astounding achievement."

Dr Mebs Surve, Paraytec's Business Development Manager, said "We were literally speechless when we realised we had won the Pittcon Silver Award. This global recognition from an esteemed group of knowledgeable people, confirms our belief in the importance of the technology. The message is that, of all the new scientific and analytical instruments launched in the last year, the ActiPix is considered to be one of the most significant in contributing technology advances which will impact scientific instruments of the future."

Paraytec's CEO, Carolyn Parkinson, said " We are looking forward to taking advantage of the intense international attention to grow our sales and distribution, and particularly to progressing our international collaborations."

The Pittcon Award follows closely on the heels of Paraytec's recent success having been awarded a major prize for new product innovation. Paraytec's ActiPix detection instrument was judged the best innovative new product with high growth potential developed by a company in Yorkshire, UK. Paraytec was presented with the GSPK New Product Award and a prize package of £20,000.

Paraytec is a scientific instrument company based in York, UK, designing, developing and manufacturing miniature UV-Visible absorbance detectors. Paraytec was established in January 2005 as a spin-out from the University of York Chemistry Department. Paraytec's founders have developed and patented an advanced detection method for UV-Vis absorbance measurement, using capillaries in conjunction with sophisticated optics and active pixel area sensors. The result is a powerful new imaging detection technology platform, which is set to revolutionise UV-Vis absorbance.

For further information on the ActiPix® D100 miniature UV imaging area detector please contact Paraytec Ltd. on +44-1904-526270 or click 'request info'.