ORFID Corporation Scientific Advisor Robert H. Grubbs Wins 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
San Fernando, CA (October 17, 2005) –Precision Dynamics Corporation’s (PDC) recently funded company, ORFID Corporation, a company developing a new class of organic electronic technology that will enable manufacturing of new products such as thin-film flat panel displays, smart labels and intelligent packaging, announces its congratulations to Dr. Robert H. Grubbs, Atkins Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Dr. Grubbs is a member of ORFID's Science and Engineering Advisory Board (SEAB).
According to the official statement by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Dr. Grubbs and two other winners will share this year's prize in chemistry "for the development of the metathesis method in organic synthesis." Metathesis is an organic reaction that makes many scientifically and commercially important chemical processes more efficient, and enables the production of "custom-built" molecules with novel properties.
Walter Mosher, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of PDC, said, “When PDC funded ORFID early in 2004, we were delighted to have such brilliant advisors on the company’s boards, and having a distinguished scientist of Bob Grubbs’ caliber on ORFID’s SEAB is a great honor. We congratulate him for his remarkable accomplishment.”
About ORFID Corporation
ORFID is a privately held company developing novel organic electronic devices for displays, smart labels, intelligent packaging and other applications. The company's suite of technologies for development and processing of organic electronics, backed by an expanding intellectual property portfolio, has the potential to improve substantially the economics of the electronics industry. ORFID is based in Los Angeles and can be found on the web at www.orfid.com.
About Precision Dynamics
With nearly 50 years of experience, PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of automatic identification wristband systems and quality healthcare products. The company introduced the first patient bar code ID wristband in 1984 and radio frequency identification (RFID) wristbands in 2000. PDC also provides premium healthcare products for labor & delivery, urology, and other applications. PDC is committed to 100% quality in service, design, and manufacturing. This is substantiated by their ISO-9001: 2000 and ISO-13485 certification at their main facility in San Fernando, CA. Plans to establish certification at their new facility in Tijuana, Mexico are underway. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com.