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Solid State Chemistry…both a Science and an Art.

January 2, 2015

Check out a recent image of an explosive crystalline material taken by Nalas Chemist Sarah Rothstein using our polarized light microscope (PLM).   Sarah saw a sunrise over a snow-capped mountain range. What do you see? Our Solid State Chemistry lab has been conducting a high level of research and development towards screening and isolating energetic-energetic cocrystals for the US … >More


Nalas PEP Publication – One of ‘Most Accessed’ this Year!

November 5, 2014

Check it out… Our recent publication in PEP is one of the most accessed this year! Propellants, Explosives, and Pyrotechnics – An International Peer-Reviewed Journal on Energetic Materials (PEP) is the official journal of the International Pyrotechnics Society. The  publication details our novel patent-pending technology, which utilizes resonant acoustic mixing (RAM) to prepare an energetic-energetic … >More


Let us solve your crystal!

October 13, 2014

Have some crystalline material and not sure what it is?  Need to confirm a new form of matter? Here at Nalas, we have a full solid state characterization capability featuring single crystal X-ray, powder X-ray diffraction,  polarized light microscopy, and data analysis offered by our experts. We can even grow crystals suitable for analysis in-house. Contact us for … >More


Nalas Awarded another SBIR Phase I Contract!

October 1, 2014

Congratulations to our engineers Matt Jorgensen and Brian Amato on their successfully funded SBIR proposal for a research project to address IM requirements for rocket motors for the US Navy.  Multiple approaches exist for actively responding to thermal stimuli, which incorporate mechanical, chemical, and electrically controlled systems. An existing technology for mitigating such an event … >More


NALAS President Dr. Dave am Ende presents on Innovations & Breakthroughs in ResonantAcoustic® Industrial Mixing

August 20, 2014

This week Dave is attending the 2014 Resodyn 4th Annual Forum on Innovations & Breakthroughs in ResonantAcoustic® Mixing. Dave was invited to give a talk on our breakthrough work “Development and Scale-Up of Cocrystals using Resonant Acoustic Mixing.”  The presentation is based on his recent paper co-authored by Dr. Stephen Anderson and Nalas CEO Jerry Salan, “Development and Scale-Up of Cocrystals using Resonant Acoustic Mixing,” … >More


Nalas Receives Two SBIR Phase I Awards!

August 18, 2014

Nalas was recently awarded two Phase I SBIR Contracts with the US Navy; the main objective of the project is to develop a low-cost process to CL-20, the most powerful explosive known to man.  The proposals were written by Dr. David Ford and Dr. Pascal Dube in response to Navy SBIR Solicitation 2014.1 Topic N141-017; each project was awarded in … >More


Nalas CEO Jerry Salan Meets with CT DECD!

August 5, 2014

Nalas CEO, Jerry Salan, hosted members from Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development yesterday, August 4th, 2014.  The meeting included a discussion of our proposed plan for expansion to include a kilo lab facility to support our customers’ demands for scale-up of various materials of interest.  DECD’s Peter Lent, Assistant Executive Director, and Ms. Toni Karnes toured the … >More


Trinity College Dept. of Chemistry Students Visit Nalas

May 14, 2014

Nalas recently hosted students from Trinity College Chemistry Department.  Members of the Nalas team presented talks on various topics including synthesis, kinetics, energetics, process safety, and scale-up.  It was a pleasure hosting these students who will soon be part of our industry’s workforce!  Read more here.


Nalas “making sound waves” in Chemical & Engineering News!

February 11, 2014

Check out the February 6, 2014 article “Sound Waves Shake Pharmaceuticals into Cocrystals”  in C&EN!   “Over the past decade, pharmaceutical companies have realized that cocrystallization could offer a way to make better medicines, says Mike Zaworotko of the University of Limerick, in Ireland. “This paper addresses one of the major hurdles of how to make cocrystals on … >More


Nalas publishes cutting-edge cocrystallization work in the American Chemical Society (ACS) Organic Process Research & Development (OPRD) Journal!

Congratulations to Dr. David J. am Ende, Dr. Stephen Anderson and Nalas CEO Jerry Salan on the release of their ACS publication in OPRD!  Nalas is proud to be on the cutting edge of developing innovative technologies for manufacturing cocrystals; cocrystals demonstrate viable applications in both the pharma and defense industries.  Check out the publication here.