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Picarro Trace Gas & Isotope Analyzers Recognized with Technology Innovation of the Year Award by Frost & Sullivan

Sunnyvale, CA - Picarro Inc. is proud to announce that it has received the prestigious Frost & Sullivan 2009 North American Technology Innovation of the Year Award for its innovative line of trace gas and stable isotope instruments for greenhouse gas monitoring, industrial emissions measurements and point of origin analysis. The award cites Picarro's development and commercial deployment of wavelength-scanned cavity ring down spectroscopy (WS-CRDS), the core technology that enables these instruments' unique combination of sensitivity, specificity and simplicity of operation. This award will be presented at Frost & Sullivan's 2009 Excellence in Emerging Technologies Awards Banquet held in San Francisco, June 9, 2009.

Rajaram Vijayan of Frost & Sullivan explains, "Our analysts selected Picarro's WS-CRDS technology for this year's award because they believe this technology is playing a pivotal role in changing applications for environmental and industrial trace gas analysis. Specifically, these WS-CRDS analyzers provide a unique combination of sensitivity, specificity, and ease of use. Moreover, the rugged design of these systems ensures that they can withstand variations in topography and environmental conditions, enabling both laboratory applications and remote use at unmanned locations."

Michael Woelk, CEO of Picarro states, "We are very gratified to receive this high profile award. Previous winners include companies such as BMW, Intel, and Kodak, and we are honored to be associated with these market luminaries, whose names are synonymous with both technical excellence and industry leadership. We are striving to reach these very same goals in our field of trace gas and stable isotope analysis. I'd also like to recognize the great team of colleagues that I'm fortunate to work with at Picarro. These are the people who are really responsible for winning this award, and for achieving the phenomenal growth we've experienced over the past year."

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