Innovation award for flash chromatography system

July 29, 2009

LCGC Europe eNews

LCGC Europe eNews-07-24-2009, Volume 0, Issue 0

Grace Davison has received the 2009 R&D 100 award for its REVELERIS flash chromatography system. Flash chromatography is used in the purification of new entities in the early stages of drug discovery.

Grace Davison has received the 2009 R&D 100 award for its REVELERIS flash chromatography system. "Having our product selected as one of the top 100 innovations of the year by R&D Magazine's panel of judges is both an honour and confirmation of our ability to innovate the next generation of products," said Fred Festa, the company’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, in a statement.

Flash chromatography is used in the purification of new entities in the early stages of drug discovery. According to the company their system uses proprietary RevealX detection and SRC cartridge technologies to quickly obtain a high quantity of samples with low levels of impurities.

In a statement to the press, Joanne Green, vice president of Grace Davison Discovery Sciences, explains the system’s appeal. "A global product development effort was made to address an unmet need in the marketplace: helping synthetic and medicinal chemists streamline purifications of mixtures during the design and synthesis of promising new chemical entities. Today, we are proud to receive this R&D 100 award as an affirmation of our innovation."

More information on the company is available on-line at www.grace.com