CEM Wins Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for the Sprint Rapid Protein Analyzer



    MATTHEWS, N.C., June 22 /CNW/ -- CEM Corporation has won a 2009
Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award in the Greener Reaction
Conditions category for its Sprint(TM) Rapid Protein Analyzer. The company
will accept the award this evening during a ceremony at the Carnegie Institute
for Science (CIS) in Washington, DC.
    

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    The award, presented by the United States Environmental Protection
Agency, recognizes outstanding technological and chemical design innovations
that incorporate green chemistry principles and can be effectively utilized in
industry for pollution prevention. Awards are presented in five categories
with the winners chosen by an independent panel of experts from the American
Chemical Society.

    "It is truly an honor to receive this award and we would like to thank
the EPA and the judges for their consideration," said Michael J. Collins,
president and CEO of CEM Corporation. "The betterment of our world through
chemistry and innovative technology is a goal we have worked toward since CEM
was established thirty years ago. It is our hope that Sprint and the other
scientific instruments we design will enable scientists and industry to
improve their chemical processes and tests in an economical and
environmentally-friendly manner that will continue to be beneficial for
generations to come."

    The Sprint Rapid Protein Analyzer is a revolutionary technology that will
replace the Kjeldahl test, which utilizes large volumes of hazardous
chemicals, as the primary method for protein determination. Sprint uses CEM's
iTAG(TM) Technology to directly "tag" the protein with an
environmentally-benign solution, yielding accurate results in minutes. The
adaptation of the Sprint System for protein determination in foods will
eliminate the estimated 2.5 million kilograms of hazardous waste used in
Kjeldahl tests every year in the US. Sprint's method is approved by AOAC
International and the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC).
    


    
    CEM Corporation is a private company based in Matthews, North Carolina
and the leading global provider of microwave laboratory instrumentation for
bioscience, chemical synthesis, analytical, and compositional testing
applications, which in many instances have helped reduce or eliminate the
amount of chemicals utilized in these applications. CEM's products are used in
the pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, environmental, and food processing
industries, as well as in academic research.
    


    




For further information:

For further information: John Urh, Process Product Manager,
john.urh@cem.com, or Michelle Horn, Marketing Manager, michelle.horn@cem.com,
both of CEM Corporation, +1-704-821-7015 Web Site: http://www.cem.com

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