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Protochips will once again be honored at this years’ R&D 100 Awards event. Often referred to as the “Oscars of Invention,” the 2015 R&D 100 Awards will include Protochips at the annual black-tie awards dinner on November 13, 2015 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Protochips Atmosphere system is a finalist in the Analytical/Test category as well as the new special recognition category of Market Disruptor which honors those whose capabilities have revolutionized an industry. Atmosphere is an in situ gas environmental cell platform that liberates the transmission electron microscope (TEM) from the limitations imposed by the column vacuum.

“We’re pleased to have our work on Atmosphere acknowledged with this recognition,” said Protochips Board Chairman Michael Zapata. “This will be a repeat of recognition as Protochips was honored as a Technological Innovation winner in 2013 for Poseidon Select 500 electrochemistry system which enables scientists and engineers to image materials and biological samples in a self-contained and fully hydrated flowing and mixing chamber, directly within the TEM.”

More than 70 judges comprised the independent panel who selected the finalists and many of the industry’s leading organizations and national laboratories are represented.

Since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards have identified revolutionary technologies such as the flashcube (1965), the automated teller machine (1973), the halogen lamp (1974), the fax machine (1975), the liquid crystal display (1980), the Kodak Photo CD (1991), the Nicoderm anti-smoking patch (1992), Taxol anticancer drug (1993), lab on a chip (1996), and HDTV (1998).

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