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Polaris’ Happy Customers Write In

“We purchased a slurry coater from Polaris at a fraction of the cost of other suppliers. The coater is well-designed and has dramatically improved our electrode reproducibility. When a minor problem arose, Doug ensured it was resolved as soon as possible. Polaris will be one of our go-to suppliers for future equipment.”–
The Chueh Group, Stanford University

Polaris Honored with the Beaverton4Business Award, Sept 2015

“The local businesses honored [with this award] are innovative pioneers in their respective fields,” said Mayor Denny Doyle. “They are a great representation of the possibilities and of all the kinds of businesses that can start out and grow here in Beaverton. We’re proud that they call Beaverton home.”
For more details, download Beaverton’s September 2015 press release here …Download…

Polaris Now Offers Low Cost Battery Building Equipment

Polaris is pleased to offer low cost lab scale battery assembly equipment specifically targeted at assisting emerging technology developers. Consistent with Polaris’ mission to help clients accelerate the launch of their new battery chemistries, we have established a factory direct source of low cost lab processing equipment that includes electrode mix and coat machines, cell assembly stations, battery testers, and other support items such as glove boxes and general purpose ovens.
For details, see our press release here… Press Release …or go to our Sourcing page on this website for equipment lists and pricing.

The city of Beaverton honors Polaris Battery Labs!

“We’re very excited to have Polaris Labs as one of our Beaverton family of high-technology companies,” said Mayor Denny Doyle. “In an industry traditionally dominated by offshore suppliers, Polaris is working hard to change the game by continuing the trend of US-based innovation and by encouraging manufacturing right here in Beaverton.”
Download a copy of the Beaverton City news release June 8, 2015 here …Download…

Read our May 2015 Newsletter to see what’s happening at Polaris.

It’s our two year anniversary and we’d like to share with you what we’ve been doing. Here’s a teaser…Wildlife will soon be wearing our Wearable Cells thanks to technology from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; we have more partnerships; and we’ve developed custom sized cells for our customers as well as custom cell designs. Download a pdf of the newsletter here. …Download…

Polaris Battery Labs announces a partnership with Oregon State University

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has announced a collaborative research and development partnership with Polaris Battery Labs. OSU and Polaris are partnering to advance new materials for use in battery-based products. Polaris will work with OSU faculty to translate early-stage research into potential products, and accelerate the commercialization of novel battery concepts.
This partnership is synergistic; OSU faculty is working on fundamental energy storage and materials research, while Polaris is providing the know-how to integrate those materials into functional prototypes and testing them for commercial applications.
Download a pdf of the article from OSU’s Advantage web page here. …Download pdf…

Polaris Battery Labs is Drive Oregon’s member of the month!

Polaris Battery Labs was chosen by Drive Oregon to be their Member of the Month in March of 2014. Download a pdf of the article from their March newsletter, Drive Oregon: Innovation in Electric Mobility here. …Download…

Check out our webinar

We’ve partnered with Carestream Tollcoating to present a webinar on Accelerating the Launch of New Battery Technologies on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2014 at 10:00 am ET.

Polaris Battery Labs opening featured in Sustainable Business Oregon.

Sustainable Business ORegon has featured Polaris Battery Labs’ opening in its May issue. We are happy to announce that our lab is built. Services include anode and cathode electrode mix and coat trials, pouch stack cell assemblies, cell and material analytical testing services, business advisory services, and a link to high volume production.
Read about us here…

Polaris Battery Labs, LLC has been awarded a Gap Grant from ONAMI

Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute has announced the award of a gap grant to Polaris Battery Labs. “Polaris Battery Labs, working with Portland State University and the Oregon Institute of Technology, is working to expedite the advance of new battery technologies and establish processing services for companies looking to bring advanced battery cells to market.”
Read more on ONAMI’s website here…

Polaris Battery Labs, LLC has been awarded a $50,000 grant from Drive Oregon

In June of 2012, Polaris Battery Labs awarded a grant from Drive Oregon, an Oregon state funded economic development organization that supports growth in the electric vehicle sector. As reported in the August issue of Sustainable Business Oregon, At Drive Oregon, executive director Jeff Allen said the board was “really thrilled” to be able to support the idea, explaining that batteries are more than half the cost of electric vehicles on the market today.
“Anything we can do to make them more efficient and less expensive… is particularly critical.”

Visit Drive Oregon’s success stories here…

Polaris Battery Labs featured in Sustainable Business Oregon.

Polaris Battery Labs was featured in the journal Sustainable Business Oregon on August 22, 2012. “Polaris Labs to bring new battery technology to market.” Lee van der Voo, contributing writer, writes, “The idea [behind Polaris] promises significant savings for Polaris clients, shaving potentially hundreds of thousands off the commercialization process by eliminating costs for companies that otherwise build their own private laboratories to develop prototypes.”
Read more here…

Polaris Battery Labs and Carestream Tollcoating Form Alliance

PORTLAND and MEDFORD, OR, March 13 – Polaris Battery Labs, LLC, a prototyping
and process development resource for lithium ion battery products, and Carestream
Tollcoating, a premier provider of precision contract manufacturing coating services, are
joining forces to help customers accelerate the launch of new battery materials and
technologies. The collaboration leverages the capabilities of both companies for
customers interested in anode and cathode electrode development and processing as
well as new separator membranes…
Read more here…