ThalesNano Inc. and the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Microwave Chemistry in Graz, Austria Collaborate on Flow Chemistry Technologies

    BUDAPEST and GRAZ, Austria, Nov. 19 /CNW/ - ThalesNano Inc. and the
Christian Doppler Laboratory for Microwave Chemistry (CDLMC) located at
Karl-Franzens-University in Graz today announced a scientific collaboration on
flow/microwave chemistry research. The project will focus on the application
of flow reactors for organic synthesis and the development of novel
technologies utilizing ThalesNano's background in continuous processing.
ThalesNano and the Christian Doppler Research Association (CDG) will jointly
provide financial support for the collaboration.
    Dr. Laszlo Urge, CEO of ThalesNano Inc, said "We joined forces with one
of the leading research laboratories in Europe for the application of our
technologies. This will enable us to jointly develop novel methods and
environmentally friendly solutions with our technology. The Christian Doppler
Research Association in Austria provides a great example on how to effectively
support basic and applied research and innovation. The Christian Doppler
Laboratory for Microwave Chemistry under the leadership of Professor C. Oliver
Kappe has proven over the last several years how the adaptation of new
technologies can impact the development of science and technology in the field
of chemistry. We expect that the collaboration results in further
    Professor Kappe, the Director of the CDLMC, commented "We believe that
this collaboration with ThalesNano, one of the leading companies involved in
flow chemistry instrument and application development will result in the
creation of further important technologies, from which the entire chemistry
community in both academia and industry could benefit from.
    Professor Ferenc Darvas, president and chairman of ThalesNano Inc. said:
"This agreement emphasizes that collaborations between academia and industry
are essential and can create economically viable results. The Christian
Doppler Laboratory for Microwave Chemistry is leading scientific application
development and contributed significantly to the general acceptance of
microwave technologies so far."
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    About ThalesNano Inc.

    ThalesNano is a world-leading provider of flow chemistry instruments for
laboratories with well over 50% share on the explosively developing market of
laboratory flow reactors. Its H-Cube(TM), continuous-flow hydrogenation
reactors with no outside hydrogen gas source (also available for scale up),
has been used in hundreds of labs in four continents. After being awarded as
one of the 100 most technologically significant and innovative new products of
2005 by the R&D Magazine, ThalesNano this year successfully generalized the
concept of H-Cube by creating and bringing to the market the X-Cube, a
high-pressure, high-temperature general purpose flow reactor for liquid or
liquid/gas phase reactions. Apart from instrument development, ThalesNano
provides synthetic and scale-up solutions to the industry, together with
training and technical support.

    Flow chemistry, an emerging technology allows the highly effective and
rapid synthesis of organic compounds, in particular under hitherto
unrealizable hazardous reaction conditions. Additional benefits are seen in
the area of green chemistry and lab automation. This technology furthermore
promotes the rapid scale-up from mg to kg quantities with quick turnover, high
quality stabilization, and reduced footprint leading to minimized CAPEX and

    About Christian Doppler Research Association

    The Austrian Christian Doppler Research Association (CDG) is a non-profit
association that aims at promoting application oriented basic research in the
areas of natural sciences, technology and economy. It enables talented
scientists in renowned research centers to achieve high-quality research and
knowledge transfer in line with the demands and to the advantage of the CDG
member companies. The CD Labs are jointly funded by the Austrian Federal
Ministry of Economics and Labour and the Austrian National Foundation for
Research, Technology and Development as well as by contributions from the
cooperating members ( The Christian Doppler Laboratory
for Microwave Chemistry (CDLMC) was established in 2006 and performs basic and
applied research on microwave chemistry in collaboration with industrial
partners (

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For further information: Dr. Laszlo Urge, CEO, Tel: +36-1-8808-500, or
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