Reaction Design Selected as a Finalist in 26th Annual Connect Most Innovative New Product Awards

SAN DIEGO, Calif., – September 25, 2013 – Reaction Design®, the leading developer of combustion simulation software, announced today that its FORTÉ CFD Package, now capable of predicting the formation of soot particles in internal combustion engines, has been selected as a finalist in the sustainability category for the 2013 Most Innovative New Product Awards, sponsored by CONNECT.  CONNECT, a regional program that catalyzes the creation of innovative technology and life sciences products in San Diego County, continues its twenty-six year tradition of honoring San Diego's leaders of innovation and groundbreaking new products with the annual award.

“We are very excited and honored to be recognized this year as a local leader in sustainability,” said Bernie Rosenthal, CEO of Reaction Design.  “Reaction Design is at the forefront of helping automotive companies predict soot particle sizes and track their progress from formation through agglomeration and oxidation in an engine to better address air quality regulations and reduce harmful emissions.”

FORTÉ is the only Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation package for combustion engines in the industry that incorporates proven CHEMKIN-PRO solver technology.  Conventional CFD simulation packages do not have the capability to handle the complexity of real fuel models, which handicaps their ability to predict quantitative outcomes, or even accurate trends.  FORTÉ’s ability to simulate combustion with accurate chemistry reduces reliance on costly engine testing, enabling superior Time-to-Solution metrics that fit in commercial-development timeframes.

The CONNECT Most Innovative New Product Awards ceremony, to be held at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines on Dec. 6, will honor product innovation in the following categories: Aerospace & Security Technologies, Communications & IT, Hardware & General Technology, Life Sciences – Diagnostics & Research Tools, Life Sciences – Medical Products, Mobile Apps, Software, Sport & Active Lifestyle Technologies and Sustainability.

“This year's finalists are among the strongest we’ve seen,” said Tyler Orion, interim president, CONNECT. “In the 26 years we’ve produced the MIP Awards, we’ve seen San Diego County continue to produce impressive technology innovation across a broad range of industries, and selecting winners from among this year’s group of finalists will be an exciting challenge.”

The 2013 Most Innovative New Product Awards receive generous support from lead sponsors Life Technologies and Qualcomm, as well as supporting sponsors including AmericanWest Bank, Barney & Barney, Cox, Cymer, D&K Engineering, Hughes Marino, Kaiser Permanente, Knobbe Martens, Merck and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

For the complete list of winners and other information please visit the Most Innovative New Product Awards website.

 

About Reaction Design

Reaction Design, a San Diego, California-based software supplier, enables transportation manufacturers and energy companies to rapidly achieve their clean technology goals by automating the analysis of chemical processes via computer simulation and modeling solutions.

Reaction Design is the exclusive developer and distributor of CHEMKIN and CHEMKIN-PRO, the gold standard for modeling gas-phase and surface chemistry that provides engineers ultra-fast access to reliable answers that save time and money in the development process. Reaction Design’s FORTÉ is an advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation package for realistic 3D modeling of fuel effects in internal combustion engines with superior time-to-solution metrics that fit in commercial development timeframes. Reaction Design’s ENERGICO software brings accurate chemistry simulation to gas turbine and boiler/furnace combustion systems using automated reactor network analysis. Reaction Design also offers the CHEMKIN-CFD software module, which brings detailed kinetics modeling to other engineering applications, such as CFD packages.

Reaction Design’s world-class engineers, chemists and programmers have expertise that spans multi-scale engineering from the molecule to the engine. Reaction Design serves more than 400 customers in the commercial, government and academic markets.

Reaction Design can be found online at www.reactiondesign.com 

 

About CONNECT

CONNECT is a regional program that catalyzes the creation of innovative technology and life sciences products in San Diego County by creating an environment in which inventors and entrepreneurs have access to the resources they need for success. Since 1985, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 3,000 companies and is now widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful organizations linking inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for commercialization of innovative products. As a result, the program has been modeled in more than 50 regions around the world – most recently in New York City, Bogotá, Colombia and Saudi Arabia. To learn more about CONNECT, please visit www.connect.org or call 858.964.1300.