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Aculon Announced as Finalist for 2011 Most Innovative Product Award

10-25-2011 03:59 PM CET | Science & Education

Press release from: Aculon Inc

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 24, 2011) – Aculon, Inc., a leading nanotechnology enabled performance coatings company, today announced that Connect has announced Aculon as a finalist for the 24th annual Most Innovative Product Award. The Connect MIP awards is San Diego’s premier event recognizing innovation in our region, showcasing locally developed cutting edge products spanning a wide range of industries.

“This year we received a record number of new product nominations…This year’s finalists represent some of the strongest new products produced locally over the past eighteen months. These companies deseve to be recognized for their entrepreneurial spirit and the contributions their products are making to our city’s economy,” Said Duane Roth, chief executive officer at Connect.

“It is a great honor to be selected as a finalist in the Connect MIP awards. Taking technology from a university benchtop and scaling into it products sold by the millions around takes hard work and perseverance. The Aculon technology team sees opportunity in every difficulty, so it great for them to recognized for their work.”

The winners of the Connect MIP Awards will be announced during the Connect MIP Awards luncheon at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines on December 9th.

About Aculon
Founded in 2004, Aculon specializes in inventing and commercializing unique molecular-scale surface and interfacial coatings leveraging nanotechnology discoveries made at Princeton University. The Company's breakthrough technology outperforms all known alternatives in characteristics such as repellency, particle treatments, and adhesion.

Key benefits of Aculon technology include:
• Repellency – Treat numerous surfaces to repel water, oil, solvents, and most all liquids.
• Particle Treatment – Functionalize nanoparticles to improve many characteristics such as hydrophobicity, oleophobicity, and adhesion.
• Adhesion – Boost the adhesion of challenging surfaces with Aculon’s adhesion promoting treatments.
• Value - Molecular scale modification can transform surfaces and interfaces to provide unique performance, simpler processes, and favorable economics.
Aculon's team brings together seasoned executives from the specialty chemicals industry, professional investors experienced in early-stage technology companies, key scientists from Princeton University, and proven business development professionals.

Aculon Inc
11839 Sorrento Valley Road
San Diego CA 92121
Contact: Mario Gattuso

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