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Chemical Processing

August 14, 2018

While makers of commodity polymers generally rely on high-throughput continuous processes, many specialty polymer manufacturers use batch processes. This meets customer requirements for flexibility in making a wide range of products on time without changes to the plant infrastructure…

Paint & Coatings Industry

Real-Time Polymer Monitoring System

Paint & Coatings Industry

August 13, 2018

Methyl methacrylate (MMA) is an essential monomer for many acrylic-based polymers, and its extensive range of applications include sealants, adhesives, exterior paints and coatings, and shatter-resistant panels for windows and bathtubs. The primary use of MMA…

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Fluence Analytics Partners with Nihon Rufuto

News Medical Life Sciences

June 7, 2018

Nihon Rufuto is now the sole distributor to Japan for ARGEN—an instrument for aggregation and stability analysis in biotech and a range of other applications. The partnership combines ARGEN’s unique technology and the value it delivers to the biopharmaceutical development process


Fluence Analytics Signs Distribution Agreement in Japan


June 6, 2018

Fluence Analytics, a manufacturer of industrial and laboratory analytics products, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Nihon Rufuto, a Japanese company specializing in the import and domestic sales of scientific instruments…


Fluence Analytics Enables Smart QA in Polymers

Advanced Manufacturing

February 20, 2018

The ACOMP QA process enabled a global specialty chemical company to cut its batch cycle time by an average of 17% and eliminate occasional off-spec polymer batches requiring rework. Improvements to the ACOMP system include broader analytics functionality, including optional machine learning; an enhanced user interface…

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Fluence Analytics introduces third-generation ACOMP

Rubber & Plastics News

February 19, 2018

Fluence Analytics has unveiled the third generation of its ACOMP product, an automated smart manufacturing system that the firm claims continuously analyzes polymers during production while producing realtime insights into reaction kinetics and polymer properties…

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Fluence Analytics Releases Third-Gen ACOMP

AZO Materials

December 14, 2017

Fluence Analytics, a manufacturer of industrial and laboratory monitoring systems, today announced the release of its third-generation ACOMP product. ACOMP is an automated smart manufacturing system that continuously analyzes…


Comparing the Stability of Protein Formulations


November 10, 2017

This application note summarizes the use of ARGEN to determine colloidal stability for bovine serum albumin (BSA) at three different solution pH levels. Formulation development teams can use kinetic data collected by ARGEN to see differences in AR…


Gambit's 40 Under 40, class of 2017


October 30, 2017

Alex Reed, CEO of Fluence Analytics, was listed in the Gambit’s annual look at the city’s movers and shakers. As founder and CEO of Fluence Analytics, New Orleans native Alex Reed helms a company that manufactures industrial and laboratory monitoring systems that produce continuous data streams…


Fluence Analytics Announces ARGEN Product Launch

October 5, 2017

Fluence Analytics announced the launch of ARGEN, a patented protein and polymer stability monitoring product. By utilizing continuous light scattering measurements, ARGEN yields a unique information stream which reduces discovery and formulation and development times. For more than a year…

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Determining Stability of mAb Formulations Using ARGEN

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

September 15, 2017

Static light scattering is widely used to measure the molar masses of molecules, particles, and their aggregates under various solution conditions and compositions. A light scattering–based instrument from Fluence Analytics can run 16 independent light-scattering…

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Funding leads Fluence Analytics to new phase

Rubber & Plastics News

August 15, 2017

Back in May, Fluence Analytics said it had raised a Series A round of funding led by Energy Innovation Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in growing companies in energy innovation. That effort signifies an overall growth period for the spin-off, which until earlier this year was known as Advanced Polymer Monitoring…


Automated and Rapid Methods to Assess Quality & Stability of Biologics: Formulation Development

American Pharmaceutical Review

June 30, 2017

New publication on automated and rapid methods to access quality & stability of biologics authored by Dr. Danny K. Chou, Dr. Mitra Mosharraf, Dr. Rajiv Nayar and Michael F. Drenski (CTO of Fluence Analytics). A 1st generation ARGEN system, previously referred to as a…


Generating Aggregation Rates to Determine Stability of Monoclonal Antibodies

June 26, 2017

ARGEN allows quick, efficient analysis of multiple samples using SLS as a non-invasive method for continuous monitoring of aggregation for different proteins and protein formulations. Aggregation rate determination within the ARGEN control software gives a powerful measurement for quantitatively and directly comparing aggregation…


Aggregation Rate Generator Monitors Protein and Polymer Stability

Technology Networks

May 24, 2017

ARGEN leverages the phenomenology known as Total Intensity Light Scattering (a.k.a Static Light Scattering) and continuously delivers essential qualitative and quantitative information about each sample. The instrument collects and produces realtime sample aggregation information, identifies…


Fluence Analytics Raises Series A Financing

Startup Tech Wire

May 10, 2017

Fluence Analytics, formerly Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies (APMT), announced it has raised a Series A funding round led by Energy Innovation Capital (EIC), a venture capital firm that invests in growing companies in energy innovation. Fluence Analytics products optimize efficiency, cost and quality…


Venture Deals: Fluence Analytics Series A


May 10, 2017

Fluence Analytics, formerly known as Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies, a New Orleans, La.-based laboratory monitoring systems manufacturer, raised an undisclosed amount in Series A funding. Energy Innovation Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in growing companies in energy innovation, led the round…


New Orleans Polymer Monitoring Startup Raises Series A Financing


May 9, 2017

Fluence Analytics, a Tulane University spin-off firm formerly known as Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies, has raised the company’s first significant round of venture capital financing. The funding round was led by Energy Innovation Capital (EIC), a venture…


Venture Capital Deals: Fluence Analytics


May 8, 2017

Fluence Analytics, a New Orleans-based provider of polymer monitoring technologies, has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding led by Energy Innovation Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in growing companies in energy innovation…

Paint & Coatings Industry

Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies Changes Name

Paints and Coatings Industry

May 4, 2017​

Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies announced a comprehensive rebrand and a name change to Fluence Analytics. Fluence Analytics provides hardware and software products for the industrial…


Smart Move: New System Helps Control Polymer Properties

Medical Plastics News

April 27, 2017​

APMT explains how its ACOMP system provides real-time monitoring, characterisation and control of polymer properties for medical applications. This article explains how ACOMP was used to successfully monitor the polymerisation of PVP…


Smart Manufacturing for Smart Materials

Industry Week

April 6, 2017​

The latest post by Alex Reed, Fluence Analytics CEO, explaining how closed loops of sensors, data collection and analysis, visualization and interpretation will drive accelerated learning, inform design, and have the power to link the entire value chain…


APMT CEO Alex Reed Discusses Innovation in the Chemicals Industry

Out to Lunch - NPR

March 23, 2017​

APMT CEO Alex Reed stopped by “Out to Lunch,” a New Orleans NPR program hosted by Peter Ricchiuti, to discuss the foundation of APMT and how the company is innovating in the chemicals industry…


Automatic Synthesis of Multimodal Polymers

Macromolecular Reaction Engineering

March 8, 2017​

APMT’s latest publication, Automatic Synthesis of Multimodal Polymers, is in the March issue of Macromolecular Reaction Engineering Journal. It explains how ACOMP and the Mw controller…


The 2016 Silicon Bayou 100: Group 1

Silicon Bayou

February 1, 2017​

Alex Reed, CEO of Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies was recognized in the Silicon Bayou 100 for his second consecutive year. Alex has worked for the past three years to build APMT, and has dedicated much of what remains…


APMT Adds European Business Development Professional


January 11, 2017​

Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies (APMT) today announced that a European business development professional has joined its team. Bernhard Bartylla will lead European initiatives for…


APMT Releases Second-Generation Industrial ACOMP

Adhesives & Sealants Industry

December 30, 2016​

APMT recently announced it has launched its second-generation industrial ACOMP product with a successful installation at an industrial polymer manufacturing…


ACOMP Enables Automated Control of Polymer Properties

Smart Industry

November 10, 2016​

Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies announced that it has achieved automatic control of polymer-molecular weight during synthesis utilizing new capabilities integrated with ACOMP, which monitors polymer properties during polymerization reactions…


How IIoT Will Transform Manufacturing

Industry Week

September 30, 2016​

A glimpse into manufacturing’s future, with full utilization of IIoT technologies. This post by Alex Reed, CEO of APMT, is part of IndustryWeek’s special coverage of Manufacturing Month 2016. Examples of IIoT transformation can be found across established and new industries alike. Chemical manufacturers…


Automatic Control of Polymer Molecular Weight during Synthesis


September 23, 2016​

New publication, “Automatic Control of Polymer Molecular Weight during Synthesis” is in Macromolecules this month. The continuous record of monomer and polymer concentrations, Cm and Cp, and cumulative weight-average mass, Mw, furnished by automatic…


APMT's Investor Event

Biz New Orleans

September 21, 2016​

Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies (APMT) hosted a private event for stakeholders, customers, partners, investors and employees on Friday, September 16, 2016. The event, which was held at Woodward Design + Build and APMT’s facilities on S. Gayoso St., attracted more than 80 attendees from New Orleans, Chicago and parts of California…

Paint & Coatings Industry

Real-Time Characterization of Polymer Properties & Reaction Characteristics

Paint & Coatings Industry

August 1, 2016​

New article by Mike Drenski and Natalie Leonardi, “Real-Time Characterization of Polymer Properties and Reaction Characteristics,” is in the August issue of Paint & Coating Industry…


Where are they now? A look at 6 New Orleans startups

July 12, 2016​

Alex Reed, CEO of APMT, was one of six Idea Village alumni to be interviewed. APMT develops polymer monitoring equipment for plastics makers and other chemical manufacturers. The company has also developed a light scattering tool to help drug…


Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Silicon Bayou News

July 5, 2016​

APMT has been selected to participate in the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. In June, the Obama Administration announced the Institute was launched through a partnership between Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC)…

Paint & Coatings Industry

APMT partners with Tulane and LSU on $2M DOE project

Paint & Coatings Industry

May 28, 2016​

Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies Inc. (APMT) is a major partner on a nearly $2 million project led by Tulane University and supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO)…


Real-Time Monitoring and Control of Polymer Properties

American Laboratory

May 26, 2016​

Real-time analysis of polymer properties and reaction kinetics allows scientists to control the outcome of a polymerization process. To illustrate this, a homopolymerization of acrylamide was produced…


APMT Awarded $1.1M by NSF SBIR

New Orleans Advocate

March 30, 2016​

A New Orleans company assisted by LSU’s business incubator has received a $1.1 million federal grant to develop technology to help determine the potential shelf life of new protein-drug formulations. APMT has been awarded the grant under the National Science Foundation’s…

Paint & Coatings Industry

First ACOMP System Installed in Polymer Plant

Paint & Coatings Industry

March 6, 2016​

Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies’ automatic continuous online monitoring of polymer reactions (ACOMP) product for industrial-scale polymer production monitoring has been installed and…


APMT's Polymer Reaction Monitoring Technology

Chemical Engineering

February 1, 2016​

There are many critical parameters that are important to monitor and measure in industrial polymer reactions, including molecular weight, viscosity and residual monomer concentration. Typically, polymer reactions…


Silicon Bayou 100

Silicon Bayou

January 19, 2016​

Alex Reed, CEO of APMT, Inc.,  was recognized in the Silicon Bayou 100…


Forbes 30 under 30


January 18, 2016​

Alex Reed, CEO of APMT, Inc., was recognized in Forbes 30 under 30…


Cambridge Health Institute's PepTalk

PepTalk 2015

December 12, 2015

Prof. Reed  will be presenting at the 15th Annual PepTalk-Protein Science Week…


ISPAC 2015


May 14, 2015

APMT is an exhibitor sponsor of the 28th International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization. The conference will be held in Houston, Texas on June 8-10th…


APMT Tech in NSF Release


August 6, 2014

APMT’s ACOMP technology was mentioned in the NSF Press Release 14-093 in conjunction with the LA-MS Consortium (SMATDAP)…


Book Release


June 25, 2014

Prof. Wayne F. Reed, co-founder and CSO of APMT, co-edited a book with Prof. Alina M. Alb, entitled Monitoring Polymerization Reactions: From Fundamentals to Applications. Of particular interest is section 3, which concentrates on APMT’s ACOMP Technology…

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