Materia Hosts ISOM XVII

Materia, Inc. was pleased to provide attendees of the 17th International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis and Related Chemistry with the opportunity to visit their facilities in Pasadena, California.

Materia, Inc. was pleased to provide attendees of the 17th International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis and Related Chemistry (ISOM XVII) with the opportunity to visit their facilities in Pasadena, California. Over 60 ISOM XVII attendees toured Materia’s labs and were able to see first hand metathesis catalyst production processes and industry applications of the technology.

ISOM XVII was held on July 29 thru August 3, 2007 at the Hilton Pasadena. An ISOM conference is held every two years in varied locations across the world to cover the latest developments in olefin metathesis. The series of ISOM meetings have played an important role in the progress of metathesis and have provided an opportunity for major scientists and industrial leaders involved in this rapidly developing field to meet on a regular basis.

Materia was the Platinum Sponsor of the event and hosted the Opening Reception. Additionally, the company’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Michael Giardello served as co-organizer of the symposium along with Professor Robert H. Grubbs of the California Institute of Technology.

“Materia was pleased to be able to play a significant role in ISOM XVII,” stated Giardello. “We believe ISOM provides both the academic and business communities with unique opportunities to discuss and develop new commercial applications utilizing olefin metathesis technology.”

The next symposium, ISOM XVIII, will be held in Leipzig, Germany, from Sunday August 2 through noon on Friday August 7 2009.