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KYOCERA to Showcase Advanced Ceramics at Pittcon 2021, for Science and Research Applications

Conference’s new virtual format brings latest developments in analytical chemistry, scientific instrumentation to global audience

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PITTCON 2021, BOOTH # 1613 – Kyocera will exhibit its extensive portfolio of ceramic technologies online March 8-12 at the Pittcon 2021 virtual conference, the world’s leading exposition devoted to analytical chemistry and scientific instrumentation. To register, click here.

With its 60-year track record in materials innovation, Kyocera will showcase its latest advances in engineered ceramics for research applications involving microfluidic processing, chemical analysis, mass spectroscopy, gas chromatography, and other advanced analytical tools.

Since last year’s Pittcon events, COVID-19 has inspired researchers worldwide to adopt novel approaches in creating better viral diagnostics. This year’s Pittcon attendees will hear the latest developments in a Kyocera-sponsored symposium on “Microfluidic and Nanofluidic Systems for the Detection of Viruses,” Thursday, March 11, 1:30-4:40pm-EST. Featured speakers will include Dr. Aaron Timperman (University of Illinois); Dr. Charles Henry (Colorado State University); Dr. Steven Soper (University of Kansas); Dr. Blanca Lapizco-Encinas (Rochester Institute of Technology); and Dr. Jongyoon Han (MIT).

Kyocera’s ceramics offer unique technical capabilities for microfluidic processing, including:
• Laser-formed microchannels in 100% chemically inert material
• Laser-cut reaction cavities in precise dimensions and shapes
• Fluid flow control using piezoceramic micropump technology
• Electromagnetic field creation (plate- or spiral-shaped) using ceramic metallization
• Rapid, precise heating and cooling using thermoelectric technology
• Transparent sapphire material with unique optical properties
• Ceramic bonding that eliminates contaminants and reactions caused by adhesives
• Embedded sensors for a wide range of requirements

In many other examples, Kyocera’s Fine Ceramics can be found in solutions for genetic sequencing, blood separators, X-ray machines, pacemakers, cardiac monitors, neuromodulation devices, surgical tools, drug testing and orthopedic joint replacement systems. To request a dedicated discussion of your research goals and engineering challenges, please email

About Pittcon
Pittcon is a dynamic, transnational exposition and comprehensive technical conference, a venue for presenting the latest advances in research and scientific instrumentation, and a platform for continuing education and career-enhancing opportunity. Established in 1950 as the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Pittcon has won global renown through its mission of advancing and enriching scientific endeavor by connecting scientists worldwide, facilitating the exchange of research and ideas, showcasing the latest in laboratory innovation, and funding science education and outreach at all academic levels. Pittcon donates approximately one million dollars annually to support various science outreach activities, including science equipment grants, research grants, scholarships and internships for students, awards to teachers and professors, and grants to public science centers, libraries and museums.

Kyocera Corporation (TOKYO:6971) (, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of Fine Ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, smart energy systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2020, the company’s consolidated sales revenue totaled 1.6 trillion yen (approx. US$14.7 billion). Kyocera is ranked #549 on Forbes magazine’s 2020 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.