NanoMech‘s award winning innovations in critical application sectors are making a difference to improve quality of life. Founded in 2002, today this Springdale company has given the world breakthrough nano-innovations in machining and manufacturing, lubrication and energy, adaptive chemistries for advanced textile coatings, indestructible metal surface coatings, biomedical implant coatings and strategic military applications.

Every day, NanoMech ships globally to Fortune 100 companies as well as to emerging companies who have chosen to innovate their way to the top by incorporating our nano-engineered solutions into disruptive and far more competitive products. Overnight, NanoMech has brought revolutionary and transformative innovation to world leaders in energy manufacturing, exploration and service; auto, truck and marine manufacturing; Indy and NASCAR racing; agriculture and construction equipment manufacturers; refining and formulating lubrication manufacturers; aerospace manufacturing; textile manufacturers; and advanced military applications.

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Tyson Foods’ Discovery Center is an industry-leading research and development complex designed to enhance the company’s ability to collaborate with customers to create new foods and bring them to market more quickly. The 100,000 square foot facility, located at Tyson World Headquarters in Springdale, is a hub of food innovation that uses consumer insight, as well as culinary and manufacturing expertise to develop and test new products. It is home to the food science and culinary professionals who are part of Tyson’s Research and Development team. The facility includes 19 specialized research kitchens, a multi-protein pilot plant, a packaging innovation lab, a sensory analysis lab and consumer focus group capabilities.

NOW Diagnostics

Imagine walking into a pharmacy and purchasing a small plastic device that, with just a finger prick, can tell you if you’ve had a heart attack, a serious infection, or even the flu. This innovative “Lab in Your Pocket” is being produced in Springdale today by NOW Diagnostics.

This simple test provides results in minutes, not days…saving money, improving care and even saving lives. With nine worldwide patents and 30 tests in development for things like food intolerances, common infections, STDs, cardiac markers and more, Now Diagnostics is revolutionizing the global healthcare industry. Their product allows caregivers to accurately, immediately and cost effectively diagnose a variety of health concerns.

Ascendant DX

Could tears be used to detect breast cancer? A Springdale company, Ascendant DX, is working to make breast cancer detection easier and more affordable. The company’s scientists have created a test that uses a person’s tears to detect protein markers tied to breast cancer. The test is more accurate than the more expensive and uncomfortable mammograms now used for screening. Validation studies have been completed with national clinical trials next on tap before this breakthrough technology is in the hands of doctors nationwide.