Nanalysis and Thesis Chemistry Announce a Collaborative Research Agreement

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Nanalysis and Thesis Chemistry Announce a Collaborative Research Agreement

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 8:00 AM

CALGARY, ALBERTA AND CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO – Nanalysis Corporation and Thesis Chemistry are pleased to announce that they have entered into a collaborative research agreement to evaluate the use of bench-top NMR spectroscopy in green chemistry lab environments. Under the terms of the agreement, Thesis Chemistry will integrate the analytical capability of the revolutionary NMReady™ bench-top NMR spectrometer into their program of transforming lignocellulosic biomass into green chemicals.

Sean Krakiwsky, CEO of Nanalysis stated, ”This is an opportunity to work with a great company, help them reduce their analytical costs, and streamline their workflow as they scale their business, by making NMR available to the end-user directly at the point of need. Thesis Chemistry’s ground-breaking, small- molecule green chemistry is one of many ideal applications for the NMReady. Feedback from their use of our device will help refine our product offering”.

Thesis Chemistry’s CTO, Dr. John Peterson remarked, “Nanalysis’ bench-top NMR spectrometer will provide our chemists hands-on access to NMR spectroscopy, reducing the wait time to access outsourced analytical services, and improving R&D productivities. We believe this device will accelerate our lignocellulosic transformation research program by immediately satisfying a large proportion of our routine NMR spectroscopy needs on a daily basis. We are delighted to have the revolutionary NMReady™ instrument in our laboratories and collaborate with Nanalysis”.

Thesis Chemistry Scientist Operating the NMReady™

Spectrometer In Cambridge, OntarioNanalysis Corp. is developing a family of portable Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) devices for the laboratory instrumentation space. Patent pending NMReady™ will be used by chemists in all types of industries (oil & gas, chemical, pharma, biotech, food processing) as well as government and university labs. Our mission is to bring NMR spectroscopy to the end-user, rather than sending the user’s sample to a special instrumentation room or 3rd party service providers. NMReady™ brings NMR to the bench-top, fume hood, glove box, and the field truck. Established in 2009, Nanalysis assembled a team of technical experts from Caltech, The University of Alberta, and The University of Calgary to build its patent pending NMR technology platform, upon which many products will be launched over the next five years. Industry, academe and government laboratories spend billions each year on instrumentation for chemical analysis. Molecular spectroscopic equipment – including NMR, account for roughly 40% of $9B annual worldwide analytical equipment expenditures. NMR is the method of choice for such analysis, but its use is limited by high initial purchase costs, a complex installation, as well as substantial operating expenses. For our target customers, NMReady handles 75% of NMR measurements required at a fraction of the size, weight and cost of high-end machines. Simple One-Touch-NMR point-of-need capability makes NMReady an indispensable productivity tool for chemists worldwide. For more information about Nanalysis contact Jackie Metropolit at 403 769 9499 or [email protected]

Thesis Chemistry is a leader in developing innovative, green technologies for cost-effective and environmentally-responsible manufacturing of biobased chemicals from non-food forest and agricultural biomass. Thesis Chemistry is currently in the process of commercializing its technology platform with the intent of becoming a world-renowned, green chemical company and producer of sustainable chemical products. The first technology moving toward pilot demonstration scale is the production of vanillin (the active component of vanilla flavour) and related aromatic aldehydes from plant lignin. Approximately 95% of all chemicals manufactured today are derived from petroleum. Since 2007, Thesis Chemistry has invested in the development of cutting-edge, differentiating technologies that allow the unprecedented transformation of lignocellulosic biomass into green chemicals. These products are identical to petroleum-based substances in all respects with the exception of a renewable, locally-grown plant origin. Experts predict the green chemical industry is poised to witness vibrant growth under a bio-based economy as the world seeks to lessen its dependence on crude oil. For further information about Thesis Chemistry contact Mary Tso, CAO, at 519) 620-1289 or [email protected]