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Advance Nanotech’s Owlstone Granted Two Additional U.S. Patents
Friday, April 10, 2009
Advance Nanotech, Inc. (OTCBB: AVNA) announced today that its Owlstone Nanotech, Inc. subsidiary has been been granted two additional patents by the United States Patent office. This issuance brings the total issued patent portfolio to four. Additionally, the Company has ten patent applications submitted and awaiting response and four patent applications pending submittal under PCT protection with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The recently issued patents cover technology developed by Owlstone used in both its core sensor system and surrounding components. The patents describe several methods and embodiments of a microchip spectrometer and a highly integrated means of sample ionization that fits within the confines of a microchip -- sample ionization is a required functionality for Owlstone's spectrometry solutions. In addition to utility within Owlstone's products, the patented ionization technology could be of benefit to other ion based analytical technologies.
About Advance Nanotech, Inc. and Owlstone Nanotech, Inc.
Advance Nanotech, Inc. (d/b/a Owlstone) is in the process of realigning its business and becoming an operating company focused on its majority owned subsidiary Owlstone Nanotech's next generation chemical detection technology. Owlstone Nanotech, Inc. ("Owlstone") is a pioneer in the commercialization of chemical detection products. The Owlstone detector is a revolutionary dime-sized sensor that can be programmed to detect a wide range of chemical agents that may be present in extremely small quantities. Using leading-edge micro- and nano-fabrication techniques, Owlstone has created a complete chemical detection sensor that is significantly smaller and can be produced more cost effectively than products using existing technology. There are numerous applications -- across industries from security and defense to industrial process, air quality control and healthcare -- that depend on the rapid, accurate detection and measurement of chemical compounds. Owlstone works with market leaders within these industries to integrate the detector into next generation chemical sensing products and solutions. Owlstone's technology offers a unique combination of benefits, including small size, low manufacturing costs, minimal power consumption, reduced false-positives, and a customizable platform. For more information about Advance Nanotech, Inc. and Owlstone, please visit www.owlstonenanotech.com.
The information contained in this news release, other than historical information, consists of forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Exchange Act of 1934. These statements may involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in such statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Important factors, including general economic conditions, spending levels, market acceptance of product lines, the recent economic slowdown affecting technology companies, the future success of scientific studies, ability to successfully develop products, rapid technological change, changes in demand for future products, legislative, regulatory and competitive developments, the Company's ability to secure additional working capital and/or generate sufficient cash flow to support its operations, and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations. Advance Nanotech's Annual Report on Form 10-K, recent and forthcoming Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports and other SEC filings discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect Advance Nanotech's business, results of operations and financial condition. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.
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