Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 1, 2007
Advertising that "jumps off the page," thanks to advances in digital printing. Cameras on a chip. "Powerless" computer memory. Economical and environmentally-friendly ways to repurpose or harvest old energy sources, whether it's strip-mined coal or consumer batteries. More accurate, less intrusive mammography systems. Radar chips implanted in a car's headrest designed to reduce whiplash risk. Biotech devices with tremendous potential to deliver accuracy and economy to health care providers in the world's underdeveloped regions.
These innovations are just some of the winning entries of the 45th annual R&D 100 Awards, sponsored by R&D Magazine. According to Tim Studt, R&D editor-in-chief, "Some of the most important technology breakthroughs of the past half-century emanate from R&D readers' creativity. In many cases, it's the 'big idea' brought down to the very personal level. Consider antilock brakes, ATMs, the antismoking patch, fax machines, flashbulbs, photo CDs and HDTV -- all of these innovations are former R&D 100 award winners."
Studt continued, "We're continually asked, 'what makes an R&D 100 winner?' We look for the 100 most technologically significant products and processes of the year that can change people's lives for the better, enhance economic opportunity, and encourage creativity and expansion of imagination."
The R&D 100 Winners come from a wide range of geographic locations, as well as a range of industries including biotechnology, telecom, software, electronics and laboratory science. For the complete list of this year's winners, log onto: http://www.rdmag.com and click on the cover story Celebrating 45 Years of Innovation.
In addition to the R&D editorial staff, this year's awards advisory panel was comprised of 40 researchers from organizations including: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Argonne National Labs, Arizona State University, Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, MD, Applied Materials, Agilent Technologies, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, University of North Carolina, Lehigh University, and California State University.
Winners will be recognized at the 45th annual R&D 100 Banquet at Chicago's Navy Pier, 600 Grand Avenue on Thursday, October 18. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley are slated to attend. This year's R&D 100 Banquet takes place concurrently with the Strategic Lab Management Conference sponsored by the Science Group of Advantage Business Media.
About the R&D 100 Awards
Dubbed "The Oscars of Invention" by The Chicago Tribune, since 1963, the prestigious R&D 100 Awards have given innovators, their ideas, and their sponsoring organizations that important initial "push" necessary for marketplace success. The winning of an R&D 100 Award provides a mark of excellence known to industry, government, and academia as proof that the product is one of the most innovative ideas of the year. Over the years, the R&D 100 Awards have recognized innovations with such household names as Polacolor film (1963), the flashcube (1965), the automated teller machine (1973), the halogen lamp (1974), the fax machine (1975), the liquid crystal display (1980), the printer (1986), the Kodak Photo CD (1991), the Nicoderm antismoking patch (1992), Taxol anticancer drug (1993), lab on a chip (1996), and HDTV (1998).
About R&D Magazine
R&D's award-winning editorial staff is dedicated to providing practical, hands-on information on applications of the latest research technology. R&D's audience of 72,500 scientists and engineers value the magazine because it helps them stay current with rapidly changing technology, while enabling them to be more productive in their work. Published by Advantage Business Media, the R&D franchise includes R&D Online (http://www.rdmag.com), the R&D Reference Guide, the R&D 100 Awards, the Laboratory Design Handbook, the Lab/R&D Action Card Pack, the Laboratory Design newsletter, the Laboratory Design Conferences, e-newsletters and direct marketing services.
About Advantage Business Media
Advantage Business Media (http://www.advantagebusinessmedia.com) is an integrated business media company with a diversified portfolio of highly focused print publications, e-newsletters, specialized directories, vertical search databases, conferences, ancillary media vehicles, and associated web-based services. Founded in 2006 with the acquisition of Reed Business Information's New Product Division and building upon a 40-year combined legacy of influential Cahners, Chilton, and Gordon Publishing titles, today Advantage Business Media serves more than 1.3 million industry professionals in the science, engineering/design, electronics, and communications markets. Advantage Business Media properties include: Bioscience Technology, CED, Chem.Info, Drug Discovery & Development, ECN, Food Manufacturing, G&P (Genomics & Proteomics), Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Laboratory Equipment, Manufacturing.net, Medical Design Technology, Medical Production Technology, Pharmaceutical Processing, The Process Engineer, Product Design & Development, Products for Industry, R&D, Scientific Computing, Surgical Products, Wireless Design & Development, and Wireless Week. Advantage Business Media is headquartered in Rockaway, NJ. The company has more than 200 employees in its main office and offices in Chicago, IL, Madison, WI and Denver, CO.