News, press releases, publications and peer-reviewed articles featuring Activated Research Company and the Polyarc® system.



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


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


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


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.


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 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


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


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


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


ChromTube|LCGC: Revolutionary Universal Carbon Detector (video)


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


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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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



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