News

News, press releases, and more featuring Activated Research Company and the Polyarc® system.

2017

October

Press Release: Activated Research Company Named Finalist for 18th Annual Tekne Awards
 

September

Minnesota High Tech Association: Activated Research Company Announced as Finalist in 2017 Tekne Industry Impact Award
 
IChemE Global: Activated Research Company Announced as Finalist in 2017 Innovative Product Award
 
GCC New Product Showcase: Activated Research Company Enters GCC New Product Showcase with the JetanizerTM



August

Minnesota Business: Andrew Jones Granted Young Entrepreneurs 2017 Award
 
Minnesota Business: Activated Research Company Announced as Finalist in 2017 Innovators in Health and Wellness Award



July

LCGC: Universal LC Detector is Goal of NSF Grant
 
American Laboratory: Liquid Chromatography Detector Receives National Science Foundation Grant
 
The Analytical Scientist: Upping the (Analytical) Ante
 
Press Release: Activated Research Company Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation



June

The Analytical Scientist: Catalyzing Innovation: The story behind the Polyarc system – and how it sparked a discovery to make car tires from sugar



May

Cleantech Open: Activated Research Company chosen as a 2017 Cleantech Open-Midwest Semi-Finalist



April

Axion Analytical Labs Pittcon Review: Polyarc Featured in Dr. Polite’s Cool Sightings at Pittcon 2017
 
Press Release: Activated Research Company Announces In-House GC Sample Testing for Polyarc System



March

C&EN: Change comes to Pittcon
 
Instrument News: ARC looks for value-added partner in GC-MS
 
C&EN: Professor Paul Dauenhauer wins the Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award for his contributions to the development of the Polyarc reactor.



February

R&D Magazine: Featured R&D 100 Award Winner: Polyarc Reactor
 
WCCO | CBS Minnesota: ‘U’ Scientists Discover How To Make Tires From Trees, Grass. This research was made possible through the use of the Polyarc system

KARE 11 | NBC Minnesota:
MN researchers invent ‘corn’ tires. This research was made possible through the use of the Polyarc system.

2016

December

2016 R&D Award Winners: The December issue of R&D Magazine features winners of the R&D 100 Award, with the Polyarc featured on page 16.
 


Star Tribune: Helped by mentor’s big bet, Activated Research gains traction
 
MN ACS: ARC is increasing their involvement in the local ACS chapter through Kim Herzog’s election to the 2017 Nominations Committee
 
Laboratory News: 3-D-Printed Catalytic Microreactor
 


November

R&D Magazine: Polyarc Reactor wins the 2016 R&D 100 Award, which recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced to the marketplace in the last year.
 
Press Release: 2016 R&D 100 Award Winners Unveiled



September

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minnesota Cup names eight division winners
 
Carlson School of Management EntreEd Blog: MN Cup Names Final Eight Startups
 
R&D Magazine 2016 R&D 100 Awards Finalists Announced (Analytical/Test Division)
 
Twin Cities Business: MN Cup Announces 2016 Division Winners



August

LCGC’s Annual Industry Trends: Universal Carbon Detection for GC/FID (page 108)
 
Twin Cities Business: MN Cup Announces 2016 Finalists
 
Carlson School of Management: Introducing the 2016 MN Cup Competition Finalists
 
Carlson School of Management EntreEd Blog: Meet the MN Cup Semifinalists: Activated Research Company


July

ChromTube|LCGC: Revolutionary Universal Carbon Detector (video)



June

Twin Cities Business: MN Cup Semifinalists Announced
 
Star Tribune: 80 teams reach Round 2 of MN Cup competition (article begins midway down the page)
 
Carlson School of Management: MN Cup 2016 Semifinalist Announcement
 
Press Release: Activated Research Company® Partners with Wasson-ECE to Provide New Analytical Solutions with the Polyarc® Reactor System (pdf)
Featured in Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation News, Lab Manager and Technology Networks



May

LCGC: New Gas Chromatography Products for 2016
 
American Laboratory: Advances in Separation Science at Pittcon 2016 (pg. 17)
 
Laboratory Equipment: Hot Products: Microreactor Features Universal Carbon Detector Tech (pg. 7)
 
Proto Labs Case Studies: 3D-Printed Reactor Speeds Chemical Analysis



March

Press Release: New Universal Carbon Detector Technology: The first-of-its-kind technology is universally applicable to scientists using gas chromatography (GC) with flame ionization detectors (FID). (pdf)
Featured in Technology Networks
 
Analyst: Quantitative carbon detector for enhanced detection of molecules in foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, flavors, and fuels



February

CEMS News Winter 2016: In Focus: Alumni Spotlight on Activated Research Company (pdf; begins on pg. 7)



January

American Laboratory: Calibration-Free Catalytic Microreactor for Analysis of Pesticides in Food (begins on pg. 21)
 
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Ex-Proto Labs CEO backs analysis-acceleration tech


2015

November

DOE’s Energy Frontier Research Centers News: DOE Funding Leads to New Technology that is Revolutionizing Chemical Analysis



October

Petro Industry News: The Polyarc® Reactor Wins Gulf Coast Conference’s 2015 New Product Showcase Award for Best New Product



July

The Analytical Scientist: Catalyze This (or That)
 
PyNe: Easy molecular characterisation of bio-oil via the Polyarc® reactor (pdf; begins on pg. 16)



June

CEMS | University of Minnesota: Alumnus showcases Polyarc reactor as new catalyst-based technology


2014

November

Lab on a Chip Quantitative carbon detector (QCD) for calibration-free, high-resolution characterization of complex mixtures