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Spectra Analysis wins Mirick O’Connell Innovation Award at Marlborough Summit

L to R: Jeffrey J. Duquette, Of Counsel, Mirick O’Connell; Spectra Analysis President & CEO George Giansanti; MEDC Chairman Arthur Bergeron; Spectra Analysis Senior VP Engineering William Carson
L to R: Jeffrey J. Duquette, Of Counsel, Mirick O’Connell; Spectra Analysis President & CEO George Giansanti; MEDC Chairman Arthur Bergeron; Spectra Analysis Senior VP Engineering William Carson

October 31, 2011 – Marlborough-based Spectra Analysis Instruments Inc. won the second Mirick O’Connell Innovation Award presented at the Marlborough Innovation Summit on October 28. The summit this year focused on the life sciences.

Founded in 2004 Spectra Analysis is a recognized developer and manufacturer of next generation molecular analysis instrumentation which solves the critical limitations of current Infrared technology being experienced by the life sciences and other industries in the essential analysis of complex materials.

After moving to Marlborough in 2006, Spectra was recognized with R&D Magazine’s prestigious “R&D 100 Award” in 2008 for its “breakthrough” DiscovIR-LC .The DiscovIR-LC is a breakthrough, hyphenated FTIR detector technology for High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). The company was also one of the first recipients of the Massachusetts Life Science Center’s “Accelerator Award” in 2009.

Despite the economic conditions that forced a capital restructure in 2010, Spectra Analysis has demonstrated market acceptance of its products in the commercial Life Sciences, industrial Polymer and government Forensic Science markets.

The award selection process consisted of reviewing each company based upon four criteria: the benefits provided by the company’s product or service; the commercialization or commercialization strategy associated with the company’s product or service; the market for the company’s product or service, including market growth and trends; the advantage of the company’s product or service over competitive technologies.

Jeffrey J. Duquette, Of Counsel at Mirick O’Connell who ran the award selection process said, “Mirick O’Connell was proud to partner with the MEDC to sponsor the Marlborough Business Innovation Summit. I thought the Summit was a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness about the substantial number of life science companies in the Marlborough area.  Marlborough is a unique incubator for high technology and life sciences companies.  Because of the importance of innovation  to help drive economic growth in both the local and national economies, I feel it is worthwhile  to recognize the  achievements of companies such  as those focused in the Marlborough area.”

The award was accepted by Spectra Analysis president and CEO George Giansanti and senior vice president engineering William Carson.