Protochips, Winner of the 2013 R&D 100 Award for In Situ Electrochemistry System for Transmission Electron Microscopy, Will

  Protochips, Winner of the 2013 R&D 100 Award for In Situ Electrochemistry
  System for Transmission Electron Microscopy, Will Display at the Japan
  Analytical & Scientific Instruments Show, 4–6 September

Protochips will be with JEOL LTD (booth 7A-901) and Seika Corporation (booth
8B-305)

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. -- September 2, 2013

Protochips™ (http://www.protochips.com) will be displaying the Poseidon 500
and other innovative in situ products at the Japan Analytical & Scientific
Instruments Show, 4–6 September, at Makuhari Messe in the booths of JEOL LTD
(booth 7A-901) and Seika Corporation (booth 8B-305). Protochips’ Poseidon™ 500
in situ electrochemistry system will receive an R&D 100 Award, known as the
Oscar® of Innovation for scientists and engineers, in Orlando, Florida, US, on
November 7th.

“Studying materials at the nanometer scale directly within liquid environments
will vastly improve a researcher’s ability to develop and manufacture the next
generation of batteries, fuel cells and catalysts,” explains David Nackashi,
Protochips’ CEO. “Scientists can observe and characterize electrochemical
reactions at nanometer resolution, in liquid environments, and in real-time.”

The Poseidon 500 shrinks the typical electrochemical lab to the size of a
microchip that fits inside an electron microscope. “Researchers can exploit
the high-resolution and analytical capabilities of modern electron microscopes
to reveal fundamental physical properties of materials and optimize
electrochemical systems such as batteries, fuel cells, chemical production and
anti-corrosive surface coatings,” notes Michael Zapata III, Protochips’
executive chairman of the board.

About Protochips

Located in Raleigh, N.C. USA, Protochips has provided revolutionary products
and technologies for the in situ electron microscopy market for more than nine
years. Its innovative E-chip™ consumable technology fundamentally changes the
way in situ microscopy is performed. The E-chip platform provides temperature
and electrical in situ capabilities for Aduro™ and liquid and electrical in
situ capabilities for Poseidon. Protochips has produced more than 500,000
consumables for electron microscopy. All Protochips products are available on
all major OEM electron microscope platforms and the Aduro products have
recently received the first-ever Hitachi Corporation factory approval for
externally developed heating holders and stages.

About the R&D 100

Since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards have identified the best in revolutionary
technologies that have the potential to change the world. Past awards include
the ATM, the halogen lamp, the fax machine, liquid crystal displays, digital
wristwatches, antilock brakes, and HDTV.

Contact:

Protochips
Michael Zapata, 001.919.696.7814
mz3@protochips.com