Eight Spectroscopy Innovations Among 2012 R&D 100 Awards

June 28, 2012

The winners of the 2012 R&D Awards, which salute the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year, have been announced.

The winners of the 2012 R&D Awards, which salute the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year, have been announced. The innovations represent a broad spectrum of new materials, instruments, consumer products, environmental and energy technologies, imaging systems, communications, and electronic instrumentation, as well as process technologies and safety systems. The winning technologies were developed by a cross-section of industry, academia, private research firms, and government laboratories.

Among the winners with innovations in spectroscopy are:

  • Agilent Technologies Australia – Agilent 4100 Microwave Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometer (MP-AES) (Analytical Instruments)
  • Bruker AXS, Inc. – PHOTON 100 (Analytical Instruments)
  • Horiba Scientific – Verde Hyperspectral Imaging Camera (Imaging Technologies)
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory – Wide field-of-view curved focal plane array (WFC) (Imaging Technologies)
  • picoSpin LLC – picoSpin-45 NMR Spectrometer (Analytical Instruments)
  • Protea Bioscience Group, Inc. – LAESI DP-1000 Direct Ionization System (Analytical Instruments)
  • Xradia – VersaXRM-500 3D X-ray Microscope (Imaging Technologies)

Over the last 50 years, the R&D 100 Awards have identified revolutionary technologies newly introduced to the market. Many of these have become household names, helping shape everyday life for many Americans. These include the flashcube (1965), the automated teller machine (1973), the halogen lamp (1974), the fax machine (1975), the liquid crystal display (1980), the Kodak Photo CD (1991), the Nicoderm anti-smoking patch (1992), Taxol anticancer drug (1993), lab on a chip (1996), and HDTV (1998).

Recipients will be recognized at the R&D 100 Awards Banquet on November 1, 2012, in Orlando, Florida.