Pendar X10 has been selected as a finalist in the R&D100 Awards.  The awards celebrate the top 100 revolutionary technologies of the past year.  At a standoff distance of up to 3 feet, 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.

Established in 1963, the R&D 100 Awards program has a long history of recognizing outstanding innovations in science and technology across five categories: Analytical/Test, IT/Electrical, Mechanical Devices/Materials, Process/Prototyping, and Software/Services. Past R&D 100 Awards recipients include established Fortune 500 companies and federally funded research institutions, as well as academic and government labs and smaller companies. Their leading products, technologies and services make a difference in a wide range of industries and together represent a bright future for science and innovation.

“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, point-and-shoot 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, safety, and access to traditionally Raman-unfriendly materials when encountering unknown chemicals in the field.”

The 2019 winners of the R&D 100 award will be announced on Tuesday, October 29.