In the last 10 years, high-throughput or parallel-reaction testing systems have transformed the way chemistry and materials R&D is done. The high throughput approach and parallel reactor systems provide a unique ability to realize R&D projects in a fraction of the time it would take using traditional, one-at-a-time experiments.
Data quality is massively improved as a result of the significant improvement in statistics resulting from the ability to be able to perform many experiments at once under extremely well-controlled reaction conditions.
Miniaturization means that only the minimum required amounts of difficult-to-prepare catalysts or valuable feedstocks can reliably be tested.
Full automation means that the FTE’s required per experiment are massively reduced resulting in significant R&D cost reductions.