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Thales Nanotechnology, Inc. Announces the Launch of X-Cube Flash(TM), its Next Generation High Temperature and Pressure Continuous Process Reactor


3/28/2008 7:19:46 AM

BUDAPEST, Hungary, PRINCETON, New Jersey and LONDON, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- ThalesNano Inc. today announced the launch of the latest in its Cube(TM) flow reactor series, the X-Cube Flash(TM). This novel product is validated with several important chemistry applications. The X-Cube Flash(TM) will be officially unveiled in the US, at the 235th National Meeting of the of the American Chemical Society, held April 6-10 in New Orleans, LA, and in Europe at the Advances in Synthetic Chemistry conference in Frankfurt held on April 8 and 9.

The X-Cube Flash(TM) is designed to carry out homogenous reactions in continuous flow mode at high pressure and temperature, operating safely up to 200 bar and 350 degrees C. This enables chemists to significantly expand the parameter space they can utilize within a regular laboratory setting. The system is also applicable for doing chemistry under supercritical conditions.

Dr. Laszlo Urge, CEO of ThalesNano commented: "We call our latest X-Cube(TM) reactor the "Flash", because most reactions proceed in seconds or minutes instead of hours. The X-Cube Flash(TM) fulfills the need of our customers for safe high pressure and temperature homogenous reactions. In addition it can be used to scale up microwave assisted reactions quickly with little method development. Our experience shows that the system can be utilized to reduce hazardous waste production in many chemical processes. In certain chemical transformations, it also eliminates the need for using expensive and toxic heavy metal catalysts fulfilling the requirements of Green Chemistry. The pharmaceutical industry is increasingly adopting continuous processes and this system can provide a ready state of the art solution for testing and optimizing chemistries for continuous process applications on a larger scale later. The increase in productivity and chemical efficiency can result in significant cost and time savings for those R&D organizations who adopt this technology."

"This product will be a complementary addition to our existing X-Cube(TM) technology. With its launch we have further diversified our continuous process technology portfolio giving ThalesNano the widest product range available in bench top flow chemistry and continuous process technology. The company is executing a complex strategy designed to provide integrated continuous flow solutions from discovery to full scale production which could help solve some of the key bottlenecks in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries" stated Dr. Ferenc Darvas, President and Chairman at ThalesNano.

For more information please refer to ThalesNano's website at http://www.thalesnano.com

About ThalesNano:

ThalesNano is a world-leading provider of continuous process technologies and flow chemistry instruments in the rapidly developing market of laboratory and process scale flow reactors.

The company has the widest portfolio of bench-top continuous process instruments. Its H-Cube(R) continuous-flow hydrogenation reactor and the pilot plant scale version H-Cube Midi(TM) are used in hundreds of laboratories in four continents and may become the new industry standard for hydrogenation.

Flow chemistry, an emerging technology, allows the highly effective and rapid synthesis of organic compounds, in particular under hitherto unrealisable hazardous reaction conditions. Additional benefits are seen in the area of Green Chemistry and lab automation. This technology also promotes the rapid scale-up from mg to kg quantities which in the long run could result in lower CAPEX and OPEX.

Contact: Laszlo Urge, Ph.D., CEO, e-mail: ceodirect@thalesnano.com, Telephone: +36-1-880-8500 .

CONTACT: Contact: Laszlo Urge, Ph.D., CEO, e-mail:
ceodirect@thalesnano.com, Telephone: +36-1-880-8500



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