neaspec won the STEP award competition 2013 for the best product & technology. The laudators emphasized that the prize was awarded to neaspec, because its product and technology has the potential to become a champion in the field of chemical nano-analytics.

The STEP award aims to stimulate companies in their growth phase for their successful future development. It is initiated by the F.A.Z.-Institute and Infraserv Höchst, who is the licenser of Industriepark Hoechst, a fully developed site for researching, developing and producing chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and related products. The site hosts currently 22.000 employees in over 90 companies on an area of 460 ha, including Akzo Nobel, Bayer CropScience, Cabot, Cargill, Celanese, Clariant, DyStar, Grillo, Kuraray, LyondellBasell, Merck, New England BioLabs, Nutrinova, Sandoz, Sanofi-Aventis, Solvay, Thermphos and Ticona.