Lux Research Releases Top 10 Innovative Companies Profiled in Q2 2013

Lux Research Releases Top 10 Innovative Companies Profiled in Q2 2013 
Promising New Emerging Technologies for 3D Printing,
Disease-Resistant Crops, Solar-Powered Oil Production, and
Alzheimer's Diagnosis Highlight Lux Research's Q2 2013 List 
BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/13 --  Leading emerging
technology research firm Lux Research profiled 420 companies across
18 different emerging technology domains in the second quarter of
2013 as part of its ongoing intelligence services. Drawing on the
deep domain expertise of its analysts, Lux Research uses primary
research to provide detailed information and critical analysis of
firms developing emerging technologies that are poised to impact
global megatrends like sustainable energy and infrastructure,
sustainable health and wellness, and materials revolutions.  
Each quarter the Lux Research team of analysts identifies the 10 most
compelling companies profiled across all its coverage areas. Each
firm gets a "Lux Take" that ranges from "Strong Caution" to "Strong
Positive," to provide a bottom-line assessment of its prospect, with
a "Wait and see" rating for companies that still face too much
uncertainty for a definitive call.  
The top 10 from Q2 2013 are:  
1. Morflora - Wait and see - Agro Innovation  
By achieving transgenic-level disease resistance without any genetic
modification Morflora sidesteps contentious issues; its current pilot
program has Morflora poised to be a part of most major seed treatment
products within three to five years. 
2. Cognoptix - Wait and see - Bioelectronics  
Its point-of-care ocular beta-amyloid aggregate test for early
Alzheimer's diagnosis could help shift medicine towards preventive
care, consequently reducing costs and improving outcomes.  
3. Arcam - Strong Positive - Advanced Materials  
Electron beam melting (EBM) 3D printers offer high-quality metal
parts with faster throughput and higher strength than selective laser
sintering; it has a unique business model encouraging compatible
third-party material powder inputs. 
4. GlassPoint Solar - Wait and See - Solar Systems; Exploration &
The poster child for solar-powered enhanced oil recovery (EOR) has
raised $29 million from investors including Royal Dutch Shell, and
has a 7 MW pilot project constructed with PDO in Oman.  
5. Iceotope - Positive - Efficient Building Systems  
In the high performance computing market, this early-stage company
aims to replace traditional air-cooled servers with its novel sealed
liquid units, reducing cooling energy by over 50%. 
6. Imprint Energy - Positive - Printed, Flexible, and Organic
Electronics; Mobile Energy  
With its best-in-class thin-film battery technology and a credible
path to cost reduction at high volumes, Imprint is working with the
U.S. intelligence community on wearable applications.  
7. Ascenix Biotechnologies - Wait and See - Bio-Based Materials and
A formidable foe against older and larger bio-based chemicals,
Ascenix's route to the important methyl methacrylate doesn't require
propylene or cyanide and could have attractive economics. 
8. AlterNRG - Positive - Alternative Fuels  
In a space where companies are struggling to finance and build
projects, AlterNRG is making sales from its high-temperature plasma
gasification to convert a range of waste streams into syngas. 
9. Cooledge Lighting - Wait and See - Energy Electronics  
Flexible planar LED modules should find attractive applications in
the commercial lighting segment; this company offers a twist on
planar modules by incorporating the flexibility of OLED lighting
using traditional LEDs. 
10. Kebony - Positive - Sustainable Building Materials  
Rising prices and increased global awareness about protecting
tropical forests has led to a significant demand for tropical
hardwood replacement. Kebony is well-positioned to capitalize on
these trends with its furfuryl-alcohol-modified softwood that has
comparable cost/performance to Burmese teak. 
About Lux Research
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Carole Jacques
Lux Research, Inc.
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