Grace Receives Innovation Award
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 2009--
A research and development team at W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) has
received an Innovator of the Year Award from The Daily Record.
The award acknowledges the team’s work on the design, development and
launch of the REVELERIS™ flash chromatography system (patents pending).
The REVELERIS™ system is used by medicinal chemists during the
purification of compounds that may become new drugs. With proprietary
detection and cartridge technologies, the REVELERIS™ system helps yield
more samples with fewer impurities in less time, ultimately assisting
pharmaceutical companies to bring potentially life saving medications to
The award is presented annually to 25 individuals, teams, agencies or
companies for their innovative impact in the business world and local
community. Recipients are selected by a review committee overseen by The
Daily Record, a business journal that has been published for 121 years
Joanne Green, Vice President of Grace Davison Discovery Sciences, with
global oversight of the REVELERIS product, officially accepted the award
at a community event held at the American Visionary Art Museum in
Baltimore, Maryland on October 14.
She said, “I am extremely pleased to accept this award on behalf of the
entire Grace organization. Around the world, we are focused on finding
innovative solutions to the needs of our customers and communities.”
She continued, “I’d like to especially thank the team responsible for
REVELERIS. They worked with colleagues, customers, universities and
suppliers in the spirit of open innovation and created a product that I
am proud and excited to have in our business portfolio.”
This is the fifth distinction for REVELERIS™ since its official launch
in March 2009. It received the 2009 Industrial Design Award (Bronze
Level) from Instrument Business Outlook for the product’s aesthetics,
functionality and features; and the 2009 R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine
as one of the top 100 technical achievements of the year. It was also
named a Finalist in Laboratory Equipment Magazine’s 2009 Readers’ Choice
Awards and supported Grace’s selection for a P&B Exceptional 53 Award
from the Gazette of Politics and Business. Information on the REVELERIS™
system is available online at: www.discoverysciences.com/Reveleris.
Grace Davison Discovery Sciences, the maker of the REVELERIS™ system, is
an established leader in silica chromatographic media and detector
technologies. Discovery Sciences markets an array of products for the
life science, pharmaceutical, anesthesiology, forensic and biotechnology
industries, including liquid and gas chromatography columns, detectors,
instruments, accessories, bulk media and purification systems.
Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and other products to
petroleum refiners; catalysts for the manufacture of plastics;
silica-based engineered and specialty materials for a wide range of
industrial applications; sealants and coatings for food and beverage
packaging, and specialty chemicals, additives and building materials for
commercial and residential construction. Founded in 1854, Grace has
operations in over 40 countries. For more information, visit Grace's web
site at www.grace.com.
Source: W. R. Grace & Co.
W. R. Grace & Co.