Mid-America Science Park tenant Lemer Pax, a world leader in radiation protection, was recently awarded the National Institute of Industrial Property’s Innovation Trophy. Ms Fleur Pellerin, Minister for SMEs, presented the award to Lemer Pax Chairman and CEO Pierre-Marie Lemer. Lemer Pax is the first industrial SME (small and medium-sized enterprises in the EU) in the Pays-de-la-Loire region of France to receive this award. The company plans to double its workforce in three years and with this in mind, opened a subsidiary in Scottsburg, Ind., in 2012.
The National Institute of Industrial Property, which issues patents, trademarks, designs and models, wanted to reward an innovative SME whose international success led to economic benefits in the region. With 66 patents filed in the last four years, Lemer Pax is as a leading global radiation protection business with a strong focus on innovation.
Recently, the Lemer Pax R & D department prototyped a radiation protection material based on the innovative technology of hairy nanoparticles, which can be extruded, cast, machined and thermoformed. This application can be used to protect airline passengers from cosmic radiation, to name just one example.
Lemer Pax welcomes an exchange of ideas with universities and research laboratories, and the company’s international panel of experts is a key element of the export-oriented innovation policy. Lemer Pax pools its international development resources with partner companies driven by the same philosophy. For more information, please contact David Coates, Lemer Pax USA, at (812) 725-2055 or email@example.com.