Are you making the world a better
place? Let's face it: most everyone would like to make the world a
better place - including us. So, this month we'd like to showcase a
narrow subset of recent customers who are using our tools and
products to develop methods and materials that improve the quality
of life for humans everywhere. Here are ten:
ramé-hart customer Latitude Pharmaceuticals
(San Diego, CA) provides innovative drug formulation development
and delivery systems. They tackle challenges such as
insolubility, molecular instability, and poor adsorption.
Latitude's technologies and drug delivery systems help improve
pharmaceutical manufacturing, safety, and help lower costs and
ON Semiconductor (Phoenix,
AZ) develops touch/proximity sensors for the automotive industry
to make cars safer and more user-friendly. They also are
developing imaging sensors for extremely low-light applications
such as night surveillance. These sensors improve safety for our
troops even on moonless nights.
Several ramé-hart customers are using our
goniometers to develop coatings for AI goggles - making them not
only more hydrophobic (i.e., water and rain resistant) but also
oleophobic (fingerprint resistant).
Embody (Norfolk, VA) is developing
advanced manufacturing methods for implants and regenerative
technologies to help orthopedic patients regain mobility sooner,
restore pre-injury performance and with lower rates of reinjury.
Desktop Metal (Burlington, MA) is
developing methods for using 3D printing technology to print -
not plastic or polymer-based parts - but actual metal parts. The
novel methods used lower cost and compete with traditional
manufacturing processes on price but with faster throughput,
improved quality, and less waste.
Saint-Gobain (Merrimack, NH) specializes in
making habitats more habitable. By improving glass coatings for
windows, insulation, and other building materials, homes and
buildings can be constructed that are more energy efficient,
offer improved lighting and sound management while maintaining
aesthetic appeal and comfort.
Scanogen (Baltimore, MD) is building
molecular diagnostic systems based on single molecule biosensors
which use micron-sized particles to send optical signals to
proprietary devices. This technology can greatly improve cancer
diagnosis and treatment.
- Sigilon Therapeutics (Cambridge, MA) develops cell-driven
therapies including novel biomaterials to provide a more natural
control of chronic diseases. These solutions address blood
disorders and diabetes as well as over 50 lysosomal storage
Arkema (Bristol, PA) is leveraging their
expertise in high performance materials to design new
lightweight thermoplastics and nanomaterials that can replace
heavier metal and glass parts for automotive applications. In
addition to improving mechanical properties, these materials are
recyclable and improve automotive fuel consumption by reducing a
Eyeyon (Nes Ziona, Israel) develops medical
ophthalmic devices. Their therapeutic contact lens (Hyper-CL)
treats corneal edema, a condition marked by irregularities at
the air/tear-film interface. By improving corneal healing and
vision, quality of life is advanced.
If your organization is using a
ramé-hart instrument or product to help make the world a better
us know. We'd like to include your contribution in part two of
this article which we hope to publish in a future edition of this
This month we feature our popular
Peltier Environmental Chamber, p/n 100-30. Our unique design uses multiple
Peltier modules to achieve a maximum temperature range from as low
as -50°C to as high as +150°C. Temperatures can be
regulated to within 0.1°C due to the precision power supplies and
controllers in the included controller.
Temperature logging is
available in DROPimage Advanced. For more details and to access our
PDF Brochure, see
http://www.ramehart.com/accessories.htm#100-30. For a quotation
or if you have any questions regarding our Peltier Environmental
Chamber or any of our products, please