The R&D Awards are now in their 53rd year and claim to be the “Oscars of Invention.” Their website describes them as identifying and celebrating the ‘top technology products of the year. Past winners have included sophisticated testing equipment, innovative new materials, chemistry breakthroughs, biomedical products, consumer items, and high-energy physics. The R&D 100 Awards spans industry, academia, and government-sponsored research.
Anyway, out of the whole gamut of detector companies out there the following managed to walk away with one of these ‘Oscars’
908 Devices - For their M908 Link. 908 Devices also picked up another award when they were recognized as the Best Chemical Detection Product or Solution in the Homeland Security Awards by Government Security Magazine.
Adelphi Technololgy - For their Model DD110M Hybrid Neutron Generator Link
American Science and Engineering - For their Mini Z Link
Oak Ridge National Labs - For their Multifunctional Superhydrophobic Transparent Glass Coating Link
Rigaku Analytical Devices - For their Progeny Link. “Winning an R&D 100 Award confirms Progeny ResQ as one of the most advanced chemical detection products on the market and we are delighted to have been selected,” said Bree Allen, Rigaku’s General Manager and Vice President of the Molecular business.
Thermo Fisher Scientific - For their Gemini. Link
Y12 - For their ChIMES. Link