Picarro Recognized as a Top Technology Innovator by The Wall Street Journal

Picarro Recognized as a Top Technology Innovator by The Wall Street Journal

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September 16, 2009

Sunnyvale, CA - Picarro, Inc., the maker of the world's highest performance and easiest to use gas analyzers, today announced that it has been recognized by TheWall Street Journal with a Technology Innovation Award. TheWall Street Journal selected Picarro as the runner-up in the Environment category for its innovative line of trace gas and stable isotope instruments for greenhouse gas monitoring, industrial emissions measurements and point of origin analysis.

Backed by Picarro's proven wavelength-scanned cavity ring down spectroscopy (WS-CRDS) technology, Picarro's analyzers provide the technological breakthrough that finally delivers on all aspects for measuring the impact of greenhouse gases (GHGs) on climate change, arguably the single biggest issue facing mankind today. Picarro GHG analyzers provide the simplicity, precision and measurement portability that has been lacking in previous technologies - instruments many more times expensive to run and substantially larger. Because of the unique attributes of WS-CRDS, Picarro analyzers can measure absolute concentrations continuously, even in the remotest locations. Models are available that measure one or all of the three primary greenhouse culprits, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and water vapor (H2O).

"This year, we received nearly 500 entries, with only about seven percent receiving an award. Needless to say, the competition was extremely intense," said John M. Leger, news editor for TheWall Street Journal.

TheWall Street Journal Innovation Awards focus on the overall innovation of products, services or inventions which are technological breakthroughs in such areas as medicine, software, the Internet, wireless and consumer electronics. TheWall Street Journal seeks innovations that break with conventional processes and go beyond marginal improvements.

"Being recognized as a technology innovator by TheWall Street Journal is a true honor and is further testament of Picarro's commitment to developing simple-to-use, high-precision analyzers to support critical climate and ecological research -- whether in the lab or in the field," said Michael Woelk, CEO of Picarro, Inc. "We are extremely pleased with this recognition and attribute our continued success to our product quality and employee dedication."

September 16, 2009

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