The world's first portable X-ray diffractometer (XRD) has been awarded the Editors' Choice Gold Prize as the most outstanding new product at the 2009 PITTCON conference and technical exhibition (March 8-13, Chicago, IL). The PITTCON Editors' Choice Awards are intended to recognize the best examples of innovative and creative instruments showcased at the exposition and are selected by an independent voting survey of registered press members attending the conference and trade-show. PITTCON is a flagship annual event in the analytical equipment industry, typically attracting over 25,000 attendees and over 1,000 companies, many of whom time their new product releases for this exhibition.
TERRA represents the point in time when XRD left the lab. It is the world's first X-ray diffraction instrument designed specifically for field applications. Completely contained, TERRA allows for remote operation in environment where the advantages of XRD were not formerly possible.
Bradley Boyer, CEO of InXitu said, "We are thrilled to be honored by the press members attending Pittcon. I've been attending Pittcon since 1985 and I can surely attest to the significance of this award. To be placed in the same category as many of our industry's most innovative products is truly an important moment for us and for the expanding field of portable analytical instruments."
InXitu manufacturers TERRA exclusively for distribution by Innov-X Systems Inc., a world leader in the design, development and distribution of portable analytical instruments. Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Michael Gray comments "The Innov-X brand is all about expanding our product offerings in those areas of importance to our customers. When we saw the TERRA, we saw an obvious fit to the brand we have established, but we also knew just how powerful of an innovation this was. We could not ask for a better affirmation of our decision to partner with InXitu than the endorsement by the editors at Pittcon."