Handheld chemical identification at a distance of up to 3 feet recognized as a market disruption

Pendar X10 has been announced as a winner of the R&D100 Awards in the Analytical/Test category.  The awards celebrate the top 100 revolutionary technologies of the past year.  Pendar X10 was introduced in February 2019 for rapid identification of hazardous chemicals in homemade explosives labs, clandestine drug labs, hazmat spills, industrial plants and pharmaceutical raw materials, including highly fluorescent, dark, and sensitive materials, at a standoff distance of 1 to 3 feet.

Established in 1963, the R&D 100 Awards program has a long history of recognizing outstanding innovations in science and technology. “Being named as one of the R&D 100 is an incredible honor,” said Paul J. Heney, Vice President, Editorial Director for R&D World. “These 100 winning products and technologies are the disruptors that will change industries and make the world a better place in the coming years.”

“Fifteen years ago, I and many of my current team were part of a company that introduced the innovations in Raman spectroscopy that allowed non-invasive, fieldable chemical identification, creating a new market in handheld spectroscopic instruments,” said Dr. Daryoosh Vakhshoori, CEO and Founder of Pendar Technologies. “We are pleased to see that the leap forward represented by our newest innovation is already being recognized as a market-changing technological advance. With these new capabilities in their toolbelt, first responders will enjoy new levels of speed, accuracy and safety when encountering unknown chemicals in the field.”


About Pendar Technologies LLC

Pendar is a privately-held company with a mission to create intelligent chemistry systems. We fuse innovative hardware with machine learning algorithms guided by expert knowledge of molecular spectroscopy. Our team previously brought handheld spectroscopy to the field, founded two successful venture-backed companies, and pioneered Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs). We are a vertically integrated company of scientists, engineers, and innovators building our own software, spectroscopy platforms, and laser systems from the ground-up. Our solutions enable users to focus on their primary objectives: discovering and scaling-up new chemistries, responding to emergencies, and saving lives.