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Sigma-Aldrich(R) Partners With Flow Chemistry Leader ThalesNano to Provide CatCart(R) Catalyst Products for Rapidly Growing Market

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with ThalesNano, the world leader in bench top flow chemistry instruments, the terms of which will see Sigma-Aldrich distribute ThalesNano's complete line of approximately 400 CatCart® catalyst products for flow chemistry solutions on a global basis.

ThalesNano flow reactors and CatCart catalyst cartridges provide organic chemists in academic research, large pharmaceutical companies and the chemical and petroleum industries with the means to perform catalytic reactions that are often not possible using traditional batch chemistry processes. Using this technology, chemists can develop new chemicals, or devise faster, better yielding routes and processes to produce existing chemicals.

"Sigma-Aldrich is proud to partner with an innovative company like ThalesNano and to support the next-generation technology of flow chemistry," said Nigel Mobbs, Sigma-Aldrich Market Segment Manager. "Flow chemistry solutions offer many advantages over traditional methods of performing organic synthesis, delivering better yields and faster reactions, while eliminating many reaction hazards. ThalesNano's H-Cube®, H-Cube Midi(TM) and X-Cube(TM) flow reactors and CatCart catalyst cartridges give chemists more reactions, with shorter development and scale-up times. Sigma-Aldrich distribution will provide chemists around the world easier access to research and the ability to develop new molecules using these flow reactors and catalysts."

Dominic Gallello, Executive Co-Chairman at ThalesNano added: "Sigma-Aldrich is a trusted brand recognized around the world. Our goal is to provide our global customers with the availability and rapid delivery of catalysts, critical elements to accelerate the discovery process in a broader range of industries."

For more information on the complete range of ThalesNano CatCart products offered by Sigma-Aldrich, go to

About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company. Its biochemical and organic chemical products and kits are used in scientific research, including genomic and proteomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development and as key components in pharmaceutical, diagnostic and other high technology manufacturing. The Company has customers in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals, and in industry. Over one million scientists and technologists use its products. Sigma-Aldrich operates in 38 countries and has 7,800 employees providing excellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is committed to Accelerating Customer Success through Innovation and Leadership in Life Science, High Technology and Service. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its award-winning website at

About ThalesNano Inc.: ThalesNano is the world leader in bench-top flow chemistry reactors. The company has the widest portfolio of continuous process instruments for the pharmaceutical, biotech, fine chemical, petroleum/biofuel and education markets. Its R&D 100 award winning H-Cube® and scale-up system H-Cube Midi(TM) are used in hundreds of laboratories globally and have become the new industry standard for hydrogenation. Within three years from the original introduction of its flagship H-Cube product, 20 out of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies have introduced and adopted the technology.

Cautionary Statement: This release contains forward-looking statements relating to future strategic actions and initiatives and similar intentions and beliefs and other statements regarding the Companies' expectations, beliefs, intentions and the like, which involve assumptions regarding the Companies' operations and conditions in the markets the Companies serves. The Companies do not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Sigma-Aldrich is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Biotechnology LP and Sigma-Aldrich Co. CatCart, H-Cube, H-Cube Midi and X-Cube are trademarks of ThalesNano Nanotechnology, Inc.

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