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MATRIC Highlights Uncommon Expertise and Infrastructure

Uncommon Expertise and Infrastructure As highlighted in previous posts regarding its new website and logo, MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center has undertaken multiple efforts to further strengthen its chemical-catalyst-catalyst-testing-chemical-catalyst-chemical-pilot-plant-demonstration-plant-solids-processing-chemical-separations and brand. As part of this continuing initiative, MATRIC has released a series of materials outlining areas of expertise, infrastructure, experiences and service [...]

Pilot Plants: Informing and Improving the Scale-Up Process

Pilot Plants: Informing and Improving the Scale-Up Process In the chemical industry, large manufacturing facilities are not built haphazardly, but instead require much planning and testing before production level plants can be established. Much of the technical know-how is derived from the operation of pilot-scale facilities prior to the design of large plants. This [...]

MATRIC Launches New Website and Logo

In an effort to improve chemical-catalyst-catalyst-testing-chemical-catalyst-chemical-pilot-plant-demonstration-plant-solids-processing-chemical-separations and strengthen its brand, MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center has established a new website and logo. We have established a new website and URL at www.matricinnovates.com, which is a domain name reflective of MATRIC’s primary service: assisting customers with innovation in breakthrough technologies and product /process [...]

MATRIC is on the Move

MATRIC is on the Move A small group of big thinkers can have a significant impact. Take for example the formation of MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center. Created during a local economic downturn in 2003, its founders recognized the opportunity to retain specialized workers, many of whom had been displaced during the [...]

MATRIC Highlights National Youth Science Camp’s 50th Anniversary

MATRIC Research Scientist Nye Clinton, Ph.D., demonstrates the reaction of isosorbide for NYSC delegates. As part of West Virginia’s Centennial celebration in 1963, supporters of science education in West Virginia envisioned a month-long summer experience for talented high school seniors from across the nation. The National Youth Science Camp was then established to [...]

MATRIC Expanding Pilot Plant Capacity

MATRIC Expanding Pilot Plant Capacity MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center is pleased to announce two new staff members have joined the company's pilot plant team. Michael Nehme : MATRIC expands pilot plant capability Michael Nehme is a senior laboratory technologist with extensive experience in chemical research, development and manufacturing. He [...]

MATRIC Supports North American Catalysis Society Meeting

Over 1,000 participants recently traveled to Louisville, Ky., for the biennial North American Catalysis Society Meeting, which convenes scientific leaders in the field’s research and development community from across the continent. The event was sponsored by a large community of industry and institutional supporters, which included a contribution from MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & [...]

MATRIC Recognizes its STAR Teams

BioAmber One of the companies most influential in MATRIC’s growth over its lifetime has been BioAmber. Correspondingly, MATRIC has played a significant role in helping BioAmber grow from a very small organization to an increasingly self-sufficient commercial operation. MATRIC’s contributions have included novel process concepts, laboratory proof of concept, pilot-scale demonstration, and engineering design. Although [...]

The ‘Techno-Economics’ of R&D

A series of activities are required to foster innovation in the chemical industry. One of the most critical first steps is to determine if a technology is commercially viable. This discipline is known as "techno-economics," in which an expert team analyzes the variables required to introduce a new innovation into the marketplace, which include costs [...]

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