Quantos wins the R&D 100 Award

METTLER TOLEDO has been awarded the coveted "R&D 100 Award" for Quantos, a global innovation which automatically doses small amounts of free-flowing substances directly into the tare container-making weighing with a spatula a thing of the past.

Online PR News – 09-March-2010 – – The prestigious R&D 100 Awards have taken place for 47 years, helping companies provide the important initial push a new product needs to compete successfully in the marketplace. Winning an R&D 100 Award provides a mark of excellence known to industry, government, and academia as proof that the product is one of the most innovative ideas of the year.

With mounting pressure on the pharmaceutical and chemical industries to improve productivity and decrease product time to market, automation is the obvious solution. Thanks to the outstanding work of the METTLER TOLEDO Quantos team, this real quantum leap in the laboratory is now possible.

Quantos combines revolution with tradition and has already been adopted by over half of the leading global pharmaceutical companies. The automatic dispensing of small sample quantities starting at 1mg based on METTLER TOLEDO’s experience and precise weighing technology replaces hours of weighing by hand.

Quantos supports everyday processes in the laboratory, improves employee safety, and minimizes costs, and is also compliant with FDA and GMP requirements. Quantos can be used for HPLC sample preparation in QA/QC departments, capsule filling, bottling, reference standard preparation and additional laboratory applications.

All “R&D 100 Award” entries are initially judged by outside experts. Outside judges are chosen from professional consultants, university faculty and industrial researchers with superior expertise and experience in their judgment area. They must also be completely unbiased and have no conflicts of interest with any entries they are judging. More than 50 outside judges participate every year.



METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The company also is a leading supplier of several related analytical and measurement technologies. METTLER TOLEDO Direct Laboratory Service supports a worldwide customer base in more than 100 countries.