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April 26, 2017 - Spheryx to Perform Live Demonstrations of xSight, their Revolutionary Particle Characterization Instrument, at PEGS Boston May 1-4, 2017

Spheryx to Perform Live Demonstrations of xSight, their Revolutionary Particle Characterization Instrument, at PEGS Boston May 1-4, 2017

Spheryx will demonstrate their proprietary Total Holographic Characterization® technology at a leading international conference on protein-based therapeutics. The technology meets a critical need in the industry for the detection and characterization of protein aggregates, a safety hazard in biologic pharmaceuticals.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc. will be demonstrating their new instrument, xSight, which is based on their proprietary technology, Total Holographic Characterization®, at PEGS Boston from May 1-4, 2017 in the Exhibit Hall at the Seaport World Trade Center. PEGS Boston is a weeklong event that draws an international delegation of nearly 2,200 participants interested in collaborating and sharing best practices in the areas of protein and antibody engineering, oncology, expression, analysis, immunogenicity, and therapeutics. xSight is able to detect and characterize protein aggregates, a known safety hazard in biologic pharmaceuticals, using technology based on holographic video microscopy. Dr. David Ruffner, Spheryx Vice President of Research and Development, will also be making a presentation at the conference entitled “Protein Aggregate and Contaminant Detection: Total Holographic Characterization®”. Dr. Laura Philips, President and CEO of Spheryx, stated, “PEGS Boston is a great venue to introduce xSight to the biologic pharmaceutical community. xSight is a powerful tool for monitoring protein aggregates as well as other contaminants such as silicone oil that are encountered in the development and manufacturing of protein-based pharmaceuticals.”


About Spheryx, Inc.
Spheryx, Inc. is a privately held analytical services and instruments company providing Total Holographic Characterization® of colloidal materials Spheryx’s proprietary technology uses holographic video microscopy to characterize each particle in colloidal dispersions and multi-component colloidal mixtures, offering unprecedented insights into these materials’ characteristics. Applications include R&D, quality assurance and manufacturing process control across a broad spectrum of industries, where characterization of colloids can enhance innovation, improve safety and reduce costs.

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or result to differ materially.

April 6, 2017 - Spheryx to Present at the Chemical Mechanical Planarization Users Group Symposium

Spheryx to Present at the Chemical Mechanical Planarization Users Group Symposium

Spheryx Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Fook C. Cheong will present results from Spheryx’s proprietary Total Holographic Characterization® technology applied to semiconductor polishing slurries.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc. Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Fook Chiong Cheong will be making an oral presentation entitled “Holographic Characterization of Agglomerates” at the Chemical Mechanical Planarization Users Group (CMPUG) Symposium on Advances in CMP Consumables, Materials and Tools, on April 13, 2017 in Portland, OR. The symposium is an international forum for academic researchers, industrial practitioners and engineers from around the world for the exchange of information on state-of-the-art research in CMP semiconductor technology. Dr. Cheong will be speaking on one of the symposium focus areas, the latest developments in metrology tools. Dr. Cheong’s presentation will describe the application of Spheryx’s proprietary technology, Total Holographic Characterization®, to the detection, monitoring and characterization of damaging agglomerates and large particle contaminants in CMP nanoparticle slurries. Dr. Laura Philips, Spheryx CEO stated: “Spheryx’s presentation to the CMP community is a great opportunity to introduce the technology behind Spheryx’s new instrument, xSight. xSight is a revolutionary tool for detecting large particles in CMP slurries and ultimately reducing costs and improving yields in the manufacture of semiconductor wafers.”


About Spheryx, Inc.
Spheryx, Inc. is a privately held analytical services and instruments company providing Total Holographic Characterization® of colloidal materials. Spheryx’s proprietary technology uses holographic video microscopy to characterize each particle in colloidal dispersions and multi-component colloidal mixtures, offering unprecedented insights into these materials’ characteristics. Applications include R&D, quality assurance and manufacturing process control across a broad spectrum of industries, where characterization of colloids can enhance innovation, improve safety and reduce costs. For more information: https://www.spheryx.solutions/

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or result to differ materially.

March 2, 2017 - Spheryx Introduces xSight: a Revolutionary Analytical Instrument for Sub-Visible Particle Characterization

Spheryx Introduces xSight: a Revolutionary Analytical Instrument for Sub-Visible Particle Characterization

Spheryx announces the availability of xSight, the first instrument capable of performing particle characterization using Spheryx’s proprietary Total Holographic Characterization® technology.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc. announces the launch of their xSight beta program. Limited numbers of the xSight beta version are now available for sale. xSight is an instrument capable of performing Spheryx’s proprietary Total Holographic Characterization® on sub-visible particles suspended in fluids, providing new insights for scientists and engineers from R&D to manufacturing. A limited number of xSights will be sold to select customer/partners who will work closely with experts at Spheryx to fine tune the design in real-world environments. Dr. Laura Philips, Spheryx President and CEO, stated “xSight is capable of addressing critical problems such as detecting dangerous protein aggregates in biologic pharmaceuticals and costly agglomerates in semiconductor polishing slurries, or monitoring contaminants in wastewater and QA in consumer products. We look forward to working with select companies in these industries to enhance innovation, improve safety and reduce costs. The beta program enables Spheryx experts to work closely with our customers in their locations to meet their particle characterization needs.” More information on the beta program and xSight can be found at the newly updated Spheryx website: https://www.spheryx.solutions.


About Spheryx, Inc.
Spheryx, Inc. is a privately held analytical services and instruments company providing Total Holographic Characterization® of colloidal materials. Spheryx’s proprietary technology uses holographic video microscopy to characterize each particle in colloidal dispersions and multi-component colloidal mixtures, offering unprecedented insights into these materials’ characteristics. Applications include R&D, quality assurance and manufacturing process control across a broad spectrum of industries, where characterization of colloids can enhance innovation, improve safety and reduce costs.

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or result to differ materially.

February 23, 2017 - Spheryx Announces Three Presentations at Pittcon 2017, the World’s Largest Conference for Laboratory Science

Spheryx Announces Three Presentations at Pittcon 2017, the World’s Largest Conference for Laboratory Science

Spheryx will be making three presentations at Pittcon, Chicago, IL, March 6, 7, and 8 on their patented Total Holographic Characterization® and its applications in biologics, semiconductors and water quality.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc. will present two oral presentations and one poster presentation at PittCon 2017 Conference and Exposition at McCormick Place, Chicago IL. Pittcon is the world’s largest annual premier conference and exposition on laboratory science and serves a wide array of industry, academic and government communities encompassing life sciences, pharmaceutical discovery and QA, food safety, environmental, bioterrorism and other emerging markets. The presentations will cover Spheryx’s patented Total Holographic Characterization\ and its applications to protein aggregation in biologics, quality assurance for semiconductor polishing slurries and wastewater monitoring. Dr. David Ruffner, Spheryx Vice President of R&D, will make two presentations entitled “Monitoring Changes in Protein Aggregation with Holographic Characterization”, March 7 at 8:50 am, and “Holographic Characterization of Large Particle Contaminants in Chemical Mechanical Planarization Slurries”, March 8 at 1:00 pm. Jaroslaw Blusewicz, Spheryx Scientist, will make a presentation entitled “Holographic Characterization of Contaminants in Wastewater”, March 6 at 8:30 am.


About Spheryx, Inc.
Spheryx, Inc. is a privately held analytical services and instruments company providing Total Holographic Characterization® of colloidal materials. Spheryx’s proprietary technology uses holographic video microscopy to characterize each particle in colloidal dispersions and multi-component colloidal mixtures, offering unprecedented insights into these materials’ characteristics. Applications include R&D, quality assurance and manufacturing process control across a broad spectrum of industries, where characterization of colloids can enhance innovation, improve safety and reduce costs.

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or results to differ materially.

October 26, 2016 - Spheryx Protein Aggregate Results Presented in Prestigious Venues: Presentations at PEGS Europe and Publication in Soft Matter

Spheryx Protein Aggregate Results Presented in Prestigious Venues: Presentations at PEGS Europe and Publication in Soft Matter

Results from Spheryx research on protein aggregates will be presented in two posters at PEGS Europe, the largest European event covering all aspects of protein and antibody engineering. Work performed in collaboration with scientists at New York University on the morphology of protein aggregates will be published in Soft Matter, a top tier, peer reviewed journal serving the physics, chemistry and biology research communities.

New York, NY – – Spheryx, Inc. is pleased to announce that the company will present two posters at PEGS Europe. The posters, entitled “A New Method for Protein Aggregate Detection: Total Holographic Characterization®” and “Distinguishing Protein Aggregates from Silicone Oil by Symmetry and Fractal Dimension” will be presented on November 3 and 4 at the EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal. PEGS Europe, the largest European event covering all aspects of protein and antibody engineering, brings together a cross section of protein scientists from leading biologics producers and research institutions. Additional information about PEGS Europe can be found at www.pegsummiteurope.com. Spheryx also announces the publication of an article entitled “Holographic Characterization of Colloidal Fractal Aggregates” in Soft Matter (DOI: 10.1039/C6SM01790H) in collaboration with Prof. David Grier and his research group at New York University. This paper demonstrates that Total Holographic Characterization® can assess the shape, size and composition of pharmaceutically important protein aggregates as well as other irregularly shaped particles.

About Spheryx, Inc.
Spheryx, Inc. is a privately held analytical services and instruments company developing Total Holographic Characterization®. The breakthrough proprietary technology, based on holographic video microscopy, enables the real-time, sub-microscopic characterization of multi-component colloidal materials. Applications include research and development, quality assurance and manufacturing process control across a broad spectrum of industries, where characterization of colloids can enhance innovation, safety and cost savings.

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or results to differ materially.

September 7. 2016 - Spheryx Awarded Phase II NSF SBIR Grant to Support Commercialization of Total Holographic Characterization®

Spheryx Awarded Phase II NSF SBIR Grant to Support Commercialization of Total Holographic Characterization®

Spheryx, Inc. was awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant by the National Science Foundation to support the development of Total Holographic Characterization® for applications in many industrial applications including semiconductor manufacturing and biologic pharmaceuticals.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc. announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the company a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $748,000 to support commercialization of their proprietary Total Holographic Characterization® technology. These highly competitive grants are intended to stimulate technological innovation and commercialization for small businesses.

Early applications of this technology include product development, quality assurance and process control in the semiconductor manufacturing and biologic pharmaceuticals industries. A beta version of the instrument will be available for sale in 2017 to select customer/partner companies.

Dr. Laura Philips, Founder, President and CEO commented, “This Phase II SBIR award is a testament to the power of the technology to provide solutions to critical problems in major industry sectors where Total Holographic Characterization® has the potential to enhance innovation, improve performance, increase quality and decrease manufacturing costs. The successful result of the proof-of-principle work completed under a Phase I grant makes us confident that the support of this Phase II grant will enable Spheryx to deliver this powerful new technology to the market.”

About Spheryx, Inc.
Spheryx, Inc. is a privately held company developing Total Holographic Characterization®. This breakthrough proprietary technology uses holographic video microscopy to characterize particles in colloidal dispersions and multi-component colloidal mixtures, thereby offering unprecedented insights into materials’ characteristics. Applications include research and development, quality assurance and manufacturing process control across a broad spectrum of industries, where characterization of colloids can enhance innovation, improve safety and reduce costs.

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or result to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: the results, timing and costs of our studies; our ability to obtain future funding on acceptable terms; the possible impairment of, or inability to obtain intellectual property rights; and innovation by our competitors.

June 3, 2016 - Spheryx Announces Three Presentations at the 90th Annual American Chemical Society Colloid & Surface Science Symposium

Spheryx Announces Three Presentations at the 90th Annual American Chemical Society Colloid & Surface Science Symposium

Spheryx will be making three presentations at ACS Colloids at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA on June 6 , 7 and 8 on their patented Total Holographic CharacterizationTM and its applications.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc. will present two oral presentations and one poster presentation at the 90th Annual ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA , June 5-8. The presentations will cover Spheryx’s patented Total Holographic Characterization™ and its applications to protein aggregation in biologics and quality assurance for semiconductor polishing slurries. Dr. David B. Ruffner, Director of Analytical Sciences and Research Scientist, will make a poster presentation at 5:30 pm on June 6 entitled “Total holographic characterization of multicomponent colloidal suspensions” and an oral presentation at 11:10 on June 7 entitled “Holographic characterization of protein aggregates”. Dr. Fook C. Cheong, Chief Technology Officer, will make an oral presentation at 11:20 on June 8 entitled “Characterizing the size distribution, composition and stability of chemical mechanical polishing slurry agglomerates”.

About Spheryx, Inc.
Spheryx, Inc. is a privately held analytical services and instruments company providing Total Holographic CharacterizationTM of colloidal materials. Spheryx’s breakthrough proprietary technology uses holographic video microscopy to characterize each particle in colloidal dispersions and multi-component colloidal mixtures, thereby offering unprecedented insights into these materials’ characteristics. Applications include research and development, quality assurance and manufacturing process control across a broad spectrum of industries, where characterization of colloids can enhance innovation, improve safety and reduce costs.

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or result to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: the results, timing and costs of our studies; our ability to obtain future funding on acceptable terms; the possible impairment of, or inability to obtain intellectual property rights; and innovation by our competitors.

April 12, 2016 - Spheryx CEO Dr. Laura Philips Interviewed in CEOCFO Magazine

Spheryx CEO, Dr. Laura Philips Interviewed in CEOCFO Magazine

In the CEOCFO Magazine article, Dr. Philips discusses Spheryx’s revolutionary technology with applications across multiple industries in R&D, quality assurance and manufacturing.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc. announced today that their President, CEO and Founder, Dr. Laura Philips was profiled in CEOCFO Magazine. The article, based on an interview with Dr. Philips, can be found at http://ceocfointerviews.com/interviews/Spheryx16.htm. In the article Dr. Philips addresses questions about Spheryx’s Total Holographic CharacterizationTM technology and applications in a broad array of industries, including biologic pharmaceuticals, CMP slurries used in the semiconductor industry, and consumer products. She also comments on the challenges and rewards of building a company around a disruptive technology that can optimize product quality while also reducing costs to both manufacturers and consumers.

About Spheryx, Inc.
Spheryx, Inc. is a privately held analytical services and instruments company providing Total Holographic CharacterizationTM of colloidal materials. The breakthrough proprietary technology uses holographic video microscopy to characterize each particle in colloidal dispersions and multi-component colloidal mixtures, thereby offering unprecedented insights into these materials’ characteristics. Applications include research and development, quality assurance and manufacturing process control across a broad spectrum of industries, where characterization of colloids can enhance innovation, improve safety and reduce costs.

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or result to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: the results, timing and costs of our studies; our ability to obtain future funding on acceptable terms; the possible impairment of, or inability to obtain intellectual property rights; and innovation by our competitors.

April 1, 2016 - Spheryx Awarded an NIH SBIR Grant to use Total Holographic Characterization™ for Protein Aggregate Detection

Spheryx Awarded an NIH SBIR Grant to use Total Holographic Characterization™ for Protein Aggregate Detection

Spheryx, Inc. was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research grant by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health to support the development of Total Holographic Characterization™ for analyzing protein aggregates, a critical need for the >$150 Billion biologics industry.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc. announced today that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the company a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant entitled “Instrument for Analyzing Protein Aggregates”. This award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the NIH will fund the development of their patented Total Holographic Characterization™ for analyzing protein aggregates.

Dr. Laura Philips, President and CEO stated, “The FDA has advised in its 2014 Guidance for Industry that ‘It is critical for manufacturers of therapeutic protein products to minimize protein aggregation to the extent possible’, while acknowledging that the technology does not currently exist to accomplish this goal. Protein aggregation occurs in the biopharmaceutical pipeline, from development, formulation, and manufacturing to storage and point of use. This NIH SBIR grant will enable Spheryx to develop Total Holographic Characterization™ for monitoring protein aggregates in pharmaceutical formulation and manufacturing.”

About Spheryx, Inc.
Spheryx, Inc. is a privately held analytical services and instruments company providing Total Holographic CharacterizationTM of colloidal materials. The breakthrough proprietary technology uses holographic video microscopy to characterize each particle in colloidal dispersions and multi-component colloidal mixtures, thereby offering unprecedented insights into these materials’ characteristics. Applications include research and development, quality assurance and manufacturing process control across a broad spectrum of industries, where characterization of colloids can enhance innovation, improve safety and reduce costs.

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or result to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: the results, timing and costs of our studies; our ability to obtain future funding on acceptable terms; the possible impairment of, or inability to obtain intellectual property rights; and innovation by our competitors.

March 10, 2016 - Spheryx Announces Presentations and Live Demonstration of Total Holographic Characterization™ at the American Chemical Society National Meeting

Spheryx Announces Presentations and Live Demonstration of Total Holographic Characterization™ at the American Chemical Society National Meeting

Spheryx will be demonstrating Total Holographic Characterization™ and making an oral presentation and a poster presentation at the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition from March 13-16 in San Diego, CA.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc. will demonstrate the capabilities of Total Holographic Characterization™ at the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, from March 13-15, in booth 1435 where Chief Technology Officer Dr. Fook Cheong will be performing particle characterization analyses. Dr. David Ruffner, Director of Analytical Services, will make an oral presentation titled “Holographic Characterization of Individual Colloids in Complex Mixtures” on March 16 at 9:30 am in room 24B, and a poster presentation titled “Holographic Imaging of Protein Aggregates, Slurry Agglomerates, and Wastewater Contaminants” on March 13 at 8:00 pm in Hall E of the San Diego Convention Center. Dr. Laura Philips, Spheryx CEO, stated “The ACS meeting provides a great forum to introduce our technology to a wide array of industries where Total Holographic Characterization™ can become a useful tool to solve particle characterization problems from R&D to quality assurance and manufacturing process control.”

About Spheryx, Inc.
Spheryx, Inc. is a privately held analytical services and instruments company providing Total Holographic CharacterizationTM of colloidal materials. Spheryx’s breakthrough proprietary technology uses holographic video microscopy to characterize each particle in colloidal dispersions and multi-component colloidal mixtures, thereby offering unprecedented insights into these materials’ characteristics. Applications include research and development, quality assurance and manufacturing process control across a broad spectrum of industries, where characterization of colloids can enhance innovation, improve safety and reduce costs.

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or result to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: the results, timing and costs of our studies; our ability to obtain future funding on acceptable terms; the possible impairment of, or inability to obtain intellectual property rights; and innovation by our competitors.

March 7, 2016 - Spheryx Announces Two Presentations at PittCon, the World’s Largest Conference for Laboratory Science

Spheryx Announces Two Presentations at PittCon, the World’s Largest Conference for Laboratory Science

Spheryx will be making two presentations at PittCon in Atlanta, GA on Monday and Tuesday, March 6 and 7 on their patented Total Holographic Characterization™ and its applications.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc. will present at the PittCon 2016 Conference and Expo, the world’s largest annual premier conference and exposition on laboratory science. The presentations will cover Spheryx’s patented Total Holographic Characterization™ and its applications to protein aggregation in biologics, quality assurance of semiconductor polishing slurries, wastewater monitoring, and consumer products characterization. Dr. David Ruffner, Director of Analytical Sciences and Research Scientist, will make a presentation at 1 pm on Tuesday, March 7, and Jaroslaw Blusewicz, Scientist, will make a presentation on Monday, March 6 at 1 pm. Both presentations will take place on the Exposition Floor of the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA.

About Spheryx, Inc.
Spheryx, Inc. is a privately held analytical services and instruments company providing Total Holographic Characterization™ of colloidal materials. Spheryx’s breakthrough proprietary technology uses holographic video microscopy to characterize each particle in colloidal dispersions and multi-component colloidal mixtures, thereby offering unprecedented insights into these materials’ characteristics. Applications include research and development, quality assurance and manufacturing process control across a broad spectrum of industries, where characterization of colloids can enhance innovation, improve safety and reduce costs.

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or result to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: the results, timing and costs of our studies; our ability to obtain future funding on acceptable terms; the possible impairment of, or inability to obtain intellectual property rights; and innovation by our competitors.

March 4, 2016 - Spheryx’s Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Paper Selected to be Feature Article

Spheryx’s Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Paper Selected to be Feature Article

The prestigious Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences announced today that their editors have selected Spheryx’s paper on the characterization of protein aggregates to be a feature article in the March edition of the journal.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc. announced today that their journal article entitled “Holographic Characterization of Protein Aggregates”, was selected by the journal’s Editoral Team to be displayed under Features on the editors of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences’ new website, http://www.jpharmsci.org. Dr. Laura A. Philips, CEO, and Dr. David B. Ruffner, Director of Analytical Services, of Spheryx collaborated with Prof. David G. Grier and Prof. Michael D. Ward professors of physics and chemistry, respectively at New York University on the work presented in the paper. Prof. Grier is also a co-founder of Spheryx, and Chair of the Spheryx Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Philips stated “Being featured by the editors on the Journal’s website is excellent exposure for the capabilities of Spheryx’s patented Total Holographic Characterization™ in the detection and monitoring of protein aggregates.”

Link to full article: http://www.jpharmsci.org/article/S0022-3549(15)00248-8/fulltext

About Spheryx, Inc.
Spheryx, Inc. is a privately held analytical services and instruments company providing Total Holographic Characterization™ of colloidal materials. Spheryx’s breakthrough proprietary technology uses holographic video microscopy to characterize each particle in colloidal dispersions and multi-component colloidal mixtures, thereby offering unprecedented insights into these materials’ characteristics. Applications include research and development, quality assurance and manufacturing process control across a broad spectrum of industries, where characterization of colloids can enhance innovation, improve safety and reduce costs.

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or result to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: the results, timing and costs of our studies; our ability to obtain future funding on acceptable terms; the possible impairment of, or inability to obtain intellectual property rights; and innovation by our competitors.

February 9, 2016 - Spheryx Technology Published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Spheryx Technology Published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The prestigious Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences announced today that it released the on-line version of Spheryx’s article on the characterization of protein aggregates, to be published in print in an upcoming volume of the journal.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc. announced today that their journal article entitled “Holographic Characterization of Protein Aggregates”, is now available on-line in the prestigious, peer-reviewed Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and will be available in print in an upcoming volume of the Journal. Dr. Laura A. Philips, CEO and Dr. David B. Ruffner, Director of Analytical Services are two of the co-authors of the article. Other authors include Prof. David G. Grier and Prof. Michael D. Ward professors of physics and chemistry at New York University. Prof. Grier is also a co-founder of Spheryx, and Chair of the Spheryx Scientific Advisory Board.

The article describes the application of holographic video microscopy to the detection of protein aggregates, a safety concern for the patients of protein-based biologic pharmaceuticals. The technology is compared, in the article, to other technologies currently used in the field. Dr. Philips stated, “The publication of this article is an opportunity to present the power of holographic characterization to the pharmaceutical development community where the technology may find applications in R&D and manufacturing biologic pharmaceuticals.” Prof. Grier added, “It is gratifying to see that technology based in fundamental physics can find important applications to real world problems.”

The article can be found at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.xphs.2015.12.018.

About Spheryx, Inc.
Spheryx, Inc. is a privately held analytical services and instruments company providing Total Holographic Characterization™ of colloidal materials. Spheryx’s breakthrough proprietary technology uses holographic video microscopy to characterize each particle in colloidal dispersions and multi-component colloidal mixtures, thereby offering unprecedented insights into these materials’ characteristics. Applications include research and development, quality assurance and manufacturing process control across a broad spectrum of industries, where characterization of colloids can enhance innovation, improve safety and reduce costs.

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or result to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: the results, timing and costs of our studies; our ability to obtain future funding on acceptable terms; the possible impairment of, or inability to obtain intellectual property rights; and innovation by our competitors.

December 31, 2015 - Dr. Fook C. Cheong joins Spheryx, Inc. as Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Fook C. Cheong joins Spheryx, Inc. as Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Fook C. Cheong, expert optical designer and physicist, joins Spheryx as the company begins to design Total Holographic Characterization™ instrument prototypes for manufacture.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc. announced today that Dr. Fook C. Cheong is joining the Spheryx leadership team as the Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Cheong received his PhD in physics at the National University of Singapore. In 2007, he joined the research group of Prof. David Grier, a co-founder of Spheryx, at New York University, as a Postdoctoral Fellow. While a member of the Grier group, Dr. Cheong performed seminal work on Total Holographic Characterization™ and is the author of several of the key patents exclusively licensed to Spheryx by NYU. Most recently, Dr. Cheong has been Design Engineer, at Thorlabs, Inc.

Dr. Laura Philips, President and CEO of Spheryx, stated “We are delighted to have Dr. Cheong join Spheryx to lead the effort in designing Total Holographic Characterization™ instrumentation for commercialization. He has the technical expertise and the leadership skills to shepherd the technology to market for Spheryx.” Dr. Cheong responded “I am looking forward to bringing Total Holographic Characterization to market. It is exciting to see the technology that I helped to create ready to have an impact in industries like semiconductor manufacturing, pharmaceutical development and manufacturing, quality control in water treatment, and consumer products.”

About Spheryx, Inc.
Spheryx, Inc. is a privately held analytical services and instruments company providing Total Holographic CharacterizationTM of colloidal materials. Spheryx’s breakthrough proprietary technology uses holographic video microscopy to characterize each particle in colloidal dispersions and multi-component colloidal mixtures, thereby offering unprecedented insights into these materials’ characteristics. Applications include research and development, quality assurance and manufacturing process control across a broad spectrum of industries, where characterization of colloids can enhance innovation, improve safety and reduce costs.

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or result to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: the results, timing and costs of our studies; our ability to obtain future funding on acceptable terms; the possible impairment of, or inability to obtain intellectual property rights; and innovation by our competitors.

December 2, 2015 - Spheryx Awarded an NSF SBIR Supplemental Funding Grant to further development of Total Holographic Characterization™

Spheryx Awarded an NSF SBIR Supplemental Funding Grant to further development of Total Holographic Characterization™

Spheryx, Inc. was awarded a Supplemental Small Business Innovation Research grant by the National Science Foundation to continue the development of a novel approach to analyzing the physical properties of colloidal dispersions for application to CMP slurries for the semiconductor industry.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc. announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the company a Supplemental Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant. The focus of the funded work is on the application of Total Holographic Characterization™ to CMP slurries used in the manufacturing of semiconductor wafers. This grant is intended to bridge the gap between Phase I and possible Phase II funding. It helps accelerate the Phase I project to the commercialization stage by matching 50% of third party investments, extending the R&D effort beyond the current grant to meet technical requirements of third party investors. The patented technology has the potential to improve quality assurance for CMP slurries and reduce waste in the manufacturing process of semiconductor wafers.

Dr. Laura Philips, President and CEO of Spheryx stated “Waste resulting from imperfections in wafers caused by agglomerates in CMP slurries is a serious problem for the semiconductor industry. Total Holographic Characterization™ has the unique ability to detect large particles in turbid media, which is critical to controlling the occurrence of these agglomerates. We are delighted that the NSF is supporting our efforts at tackling this important problem.”


About Spheryx, Inc.
Spheryx, Inc. is a privately held analytical services and instruments company providing Total Holographic Characterization™ of colloidal materials. Spheryx’s breakthrough proprietary technology uses holographic video microscopy to characterize each particle in colloidal dispersions and multi-component colloidal mixtures, thereby offering unprecedented insights into these materials’ characteristics. Applications include research and development, quality assurance and manufacturing process control across a broad spectrum of industries, where characterization of colloids can enhance innovation, improve safety and reduce costs.

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or result to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: the results, timing and costs of our studies; our ability to obtain future funding on acceptable terms; the possible impairment of, or inability to obtain intellectual property rights; and innovation by our competitors.

July 21, 2015 - Spheryx’s Total Holographic Characterization™ Selected as a Finalist for a 2015 R&D 100 Award

Spheryx’s Total Holographic Characterization™ Selected as a Finalist for a 2015 R&D 100 Award

Spheryx’s Total Holographic CharacterizationTM has been selected by an independent judging panel and the editors of R&D Magazine as a finalist for a 2015 R&D 100 Award, which recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced in the past year. The winners will be announced on November 13 at the R&D 100 annual gala in Las Vegas, NV.

New York, NY –Spheryx, Inc. announced today that their technology for Total Holographic Characterization has been selected by an independent judging panel and the editors of R&D Magazine as a finalist for a 2015 R&D 100 Award in the Analytical/Test category.

R&D 100 Awards recognize the 100 most technologically significant products introduced in the past year. Selection is based on products’ design, development, testing and production of products and on the impact they are having in their fields.

The winners of the 2015 R&D 100 Awards will be announced at the R&D 100 annual gala banquet to be held on Friday, November 13 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of the 2015 R&D 100 Technology Conference.

Termed "the Oscars of Invention", previous winners include: the fax machine, halogen lamps, HDTV and the ATM. More recent breakthroughs that have earned R&D 100 Awards include next-generation magnetic resonance imaging machines, laser-based metal-forming tools, and the building blocks for fusion experiments.

Dr. Laura Philips, President and CEO of Spheryx commented, “It is an honor to have Total Holographic Characterization receive this level of recognition as a finalist for the R&D 100 award, especially considering the caliber of products that have previously received this award.”

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or result to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: the results, timing and costs of our studies; our ability to obtain future funding on acceptable terms; the possible impairment of, or inability to obtain intellectual property rights; and innovation by our competitors.

May 18, 2015 - Spheryx Awarded an NSF SBIR Grant to Develop Total Holographic Characterization™ for Commercialization

Spheryx Awarded an NSF SBIR Grant to Develop Total Holographic Characterization™ for Commercialization

Spheryx, Inc. was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research grant by the National Science Foundation to support the development of a novel approach to analyzing the physical properties of colloidal dispersions which has diverse applications across multiple industries in the $5 billion particle characterization market.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc. announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the company a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant. This award will fund the development of a novel approach to analyzing the physical properties of colloidal dispersions, Total Holographic Characterization™, based on holographic video microscopy.

This patented technology, exclusively licensed to Spheryx, will have immediate applications in industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, personal care products, petrochemicals, coatings and food, all of which rely on the properties of colloidal dispersions. The worldwide market for particle characterization exceeded $5 billion per year in 2012. The funded work extends the state­-of-the-­art in particle characterization by providing simultaneous information about both the size and the composition of individual particles in suspensions. In a matter of minutes, Spheryx’s fast precise holographic measurements build up a clear picture of a sample’s composition, even for complex multicomponent mixtures and blends.

Dr. Laura Philips, President and CEO stated, “This SBIR award is an acknowledgement that these innovations to Total Holographic Characterization, if successful, can be a powerful tool for industry. Access to new dimensions of information will be useful for product development, process control and quality assurance in all industrial sectors that rely on properties of colloidal materials, thereby increasing opportunities for innovation, enhancing product performance, and decreasing manufacturing costs.” Dr. David Ruffner, Director of Analytical Services and Research Scientist added “These funds will be committed to transforming holographic characterization from ideal laboratory samples to real world industrial materials. The improvements will allow us to characterize particles in these non-ideal suspensions with nanometer resolution in size and part per thousand in refractive index.”

No other particle characterization technique offers such a wealth of particle ­resolved information. The delivery of a 100 ­fold acceleration in performance, funded by this grant, will enable applications in large volume and high throughput applications. Spheryx plans to use the resulting real­time capabilities to improve manufacturing efficiency by identifying and helping to correct process deviations and failures. In so doing it will reduce product costs in all of the industrial sectors that develop and sell colloidal materials.


Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or result to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: the results, timing and costs of our studies; our ability to obtain future funding on acceptable terms; the possible impairment of, or inability to obtain intellectual property rights; and innovation by our competitors.

March 10, 2015 - Spheryx to Present at PittCon and American Chemical Society Meetings

Spheryx to Present at PittCon and American Chemical Society Meetings

Spheryx will give poster presentations at PittCon, the world's largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science, on March 11, 2015 at 1 pm in New Orleans, and at the American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition on March 22nd, 2015 at 6 pm in Denver.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc. will present at two upcoming meetings, the PittCon 2015 Conference and Expo, the world’s largest annual premier conference and exposition on laboratory science, and the 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition. The presentations will cover Spheryx’s technology for Total Holographic Characterization™ based on holographic video microscopy developed in the laboratory of Prof. David Grier, Professor of Physics at New York University, Director of NYU's Center for Soft Matter Research, and co-founder of Spheryx. The authors of the presentation are Spheryx President, CEO and co-founder, Dr. Laura Philips, Dr. David Grier and Dr. Fook Cheong, also a co-founder of Spheryx. Dr. Philips will be making the presentations.

The presentation at PittCon will take place at 1 pm on March 11, in Hall F of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA. The presentation at the National American Chemical Society meeting will take place at 6 pm on Sunday, March 22, in Hall E, and at 8 pm on Monday, March 23, in Hall C of the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO.

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March 3, 2015 - Spheryx Announces Completion of Successful Seed Round Fund Raising, New Facilities, and David Ruffner, PhD joins Spheryx

Spheryx Announces Completion of Successful Seed Round Fund Raising, New Facilities, and David Ruffner, PhD joins Spheryx

Spheryx has completed a successful seed round financing, enabling the company to move into new space, and to advance the commercial development of Total Holographic Characterization™. Spheryx has hired David B. Ruffner, PhD, an internationally noted expert in holographic video microscopy with deep ties to the Grier research group at NYU, to be Director of Analytical Services and Research Scientist.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of a successful seed round financing. The proceeds will be used to finance product development and general business expenses for the commercialization of Spheryx’s technology for Total Holographic Characterization™.

The new funds have already been put to work as Spheryx expands with a move into new space and the hiring of David B. Ruffner, PhD to be Director of Analytical Services and Research Scientist for Spheryx. Dr. Ruffner brings extensive experience in holographic video microscopy, the breakthrough technology that is at the core of Total Holographic Characterization™, with numerous publications and a reputation for excellence in the field. Dr. Ruffner has deep ties to the Research Group of Prof. David Grier, Professor of Physics at New York University, Director of NYU's Center for Soft Matter Research, and co-founder of Spheryx.

Spheryx CEO, Dr. Laura Philips, stated “Spheryx is gaining a strong talent with the addition of Dr. Ruffner. His expertise in holographic video microscopy will be invaluable as we deliver state-of-the-art measurements to current customers and to advance the robust, turn-key, commercial instruments currently in development.” Dr. Ruffner responded “I am excited to be joining the company at this early stage of commercialization. I believe that Total Holographic Characterization™ has the potential to provide truly transformative capabilities to the market.” Total Holographic Characterization™ is the revolutionary technology to characterize particles in colloids and emulsions, which is exclusively provided by Spheryx, Inc.

About Spheryx, Inc.
Spheryx, Inc. is a privately held analytical services and instruments company providing Total Holographic CharacterizationTM capabilities. The breakthrough proprietary technology, based on holographic video microscopy, enables the real-time, sub-microscopic characterization of multi-component colloidal materials. Applications include research and development, quality assurance and manufacturing process control across a broad spectrum of industries, where characterization of colloids can enhance innovation, safety and cost savings.

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or result to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: the results, timing and costs of our studies; our ability to obtain future funding on acceptable terms; the possible impairment of, or inability to obtain intellectual property rights; and innovation by our competitors.

February 3, 2015 - The Journal Soft Matter honors Holographic Video Microscopy Technology work by Spheryx , Inc. Co-Founder, Prof. David Grier, in its 10th Anniversary Edition

The Journal Soft Matter honors Holographic Video Microscopy Technology work by Spheryx , Inc. Co-Founder, Prof. David Grier, in its 10th Anniversary Edition

The cover story of the 10th Anniversary Edition of the journal Soft Matter will be work based on Spheyrx’s Total Holographic Characterization™ technology. Being selected for this honor is a tribute to the potential of the technology and the quality of the science performed by Prof. David Grier, co-founder of Spheryx and Professor of Physics at New York University and his colleagues at NYU.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc. is pleased to announce that an article submitted by David Grier, co-founder of Spheryx and Professor of Physics at New York University, has been selected to be the cover article in its 10th Anniversary Issue of Soft Matter, a journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The image on the cover is a representation of the data from Spheryx’s Total Holographic Characterization™.

The article shows how Spheryx’s technology for Total Holographic CharacterizationTM can guide the design and synthesis of colloidal materials by rapidly measuring the properties of individual colloidal particles. The citation for the article is “Celebrating Soft Matter’s 10th Anniversary: Monitoring colloidal growth with holographic microscopy” by Chen Wang, Hagay Shpaisman, Andrew D. Hollingsworth and David G. Grier, Soft Matter, 2015, vol. 11, pgs. 1062-1066.

Spheryx CEO, Dr. Laura Philips, stated “It is wonderful to see that this revolutionary technology is receiving such recognition. We look forward to continuing to demonstrate the power of the technology in commercial applications pursued by Spheryx.” Prof. Grier replied, “It’s always exciting when academic research breaks through into the real world. Having this work honored by Soft Matter at the same time that Spheryx is bringing it to market is just exceptional.” The underlying work for the article was supported primarily by a grant from Procter & Gamble™, and in part by NASA and the National Science Foundation. The technology described in the article is exclusively license to Spheryx, Inc. where it is being developed for a variety of commercial applications.

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or result to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: the results, timing and costs of our studies; our ability to obtain future funding on acceptable terms; the possible impairment of, or inability to obtain intellectual property rights; and innovation by our competitors.

Please visit SoftMatter to view the complete article.

You may also view the New York University press release.

December 9, 2014 - Spheryx Technology Profiled as 1 of 10 World Changing Ideas in the December Issue of Scientific American

Spheryx Technology Profiled as 1 of 10 World Changing Ideas in the December Issue of Scientific American

Scientific American identified the technology behind Spheryx, Inc. as one of ten world changing ideas in their December cover story. The revolutionary capabilities enabled by video cameras for nanoparticles has applications across a wide range of industries to enhance product development, quality assurance and manufacturing of colloidal materials.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc., the developer of proprietary analytical capabilities for colloidal materials, announced today that the technology behind Spheryx’s Total Holographic CharacterizationTM is profiled in Scientific American’s December cover story entitled “World Changing Ideas”.

Spheryx’s novel technology is one of 10 new scientific discoveries that Scientific American magazine predicts will drive progress in the years ahead. This new form of holographic microscopy developed by Dr. David Grier, a physicist at New York University and Co-Founder of Spheryx, is described in the section of the article titled “Video Cameras for Nanoparticles, Electron microscope resolution for quick-and-dirty industrial applications”.

Spheryx CEO and Co-Founder, Dr. Laura Philips, stated “We are delighted that Scientific American has highlighted the revolutionary nature of the technology, which provides a new window into complex colloidal mixtures, with applications across a wide range of industries. Total Holographic Characterization has the potential to improve the quality, performance and cost of products that people purchase, use and consume everyday.”

The technology described in the article is exclusively licensed to Spheryx, Inc. where it is being developed for a variety of commercial applications.

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or result to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: the results, timing and costs of our studies; our ability to obtain future funding on acceptable terms; the possible impairment of, or inability to obtain intellectual property rights; and innovation by our competitors.

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April 6, 2017 - Spheryx to Present at the Chemical Mechanical Planarization Users Group Symposium

Spheryx to Present at the Chemical Mechanical Planarization Users Group Symposium

Spheryx Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Fook C. Cheong will present results from Spheryx’s proprietary Total Holographic Characterization® technology applied to semiconductor polishing slurries.

New York, NY – Spheryx, Inc. Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Fook Chiong Cheong will be making an oral presentation entitled “Holographic Characterization of Agglomerates” at the Chemical Mechanical Planarization Users Group (CMPUG) Symposium on Advances in CMP Consumables, Materials and Tools, on April 13, 2017 in Portland, OR. The symposium is an international forum for academic researchers, industrial practitioners and engineers from around the world for the exchange of information on state-of-the-art research in CMP semiconductor technology. Dr. Cheong will be speaking on one of the symposium focus areas, the latest developments in metrology tools. Dr. Cheong’s presentation will describe the application of Spheryx’s proprietary technology, Total Holographic Characterization®, to the detection, monitoring and characterization of damaging agglomerates and large particle contaminants in CMP nanoparticle slurries. Dr. Laura Philips, Spheryx CEO stated: “Spheryx’s presentation to the CMP community is a great opportunity to introduce the technology behind Spheryx’s new instrument, xSight. xSight is a revolutionary tool for detecting large particles in CMP slurries and ultimately reducing costs and improving yields in the manufacture of semiconductor wafers.”


About Spheryx, Inc.
Spheryx, Inc. is a privately held analytical services and instruments company providing Total Holographic Characterization® of colloidal materials. Spheryx’s proprietary technology uses holographic video microscopy to characterize each particle in colloidal dispersions and multi-component colloidal mixtures, offering unprecedented insights into these materials’ characteristics. Applications include R&D, quality assurance and manufacturing process control across a broad spectrum of industries, where characterization of colloids can enhance innovation, improve safety and reduce costs. For more information: https://www.spheryx.solutions/

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or result to differ materially.

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