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JMAR Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:JMAR), a leading developer of advanced laser, high-resolution imaging and photonics technologies, announced today the sale of a BriteLight laser master oscillator to the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) for the generation of laser plasma used in 3-dimensional, air suspension advertisements. Delivery to AIST in Japan is scheduled for July 31, 2007.
AIST first visited JMAR's laser laboratory in May, 2006 to explore the feasibility of the BriteLight's laser power, brightness, and repetition rates working in conjunction with AIST's galvanometers and control software. Based on those positive results, in a test-before-buy decision and in collaboration with Burton Inc. (Japan), AIST leased a BriteLight laser from JMAR for use in their demonstration at SIGGRAPH2006, held in Boston last August. This exposition showcased the "True 3D Display" technology, successfully drawing several plasma-dot motion figures in mid-air. Following SIGGRAPH 2006, AIST/Burton received multiple offers from the graphics and entertainment industries, including Universal Studios and the Walt Disney Company, to participate in the next technology forum the "Best of SIGGRAPH."
"The integration of our patented laser technology with AIST/Burton's 3D air-breakdown display technology is synergistic in every sense," stated Neil Beer, CEO and president of JMAR. "To fully appreciate this technical achievement, you must witness firsthand the demonstration of objects suspended in mid-air, drawn with high-rep plasma dots, creating figures such as butterflies in motion as well as text."
While full market potential is not yet known, the AIST team of scientists and engineers is pursuing numerous applications, including the opportunity that vanishing billboard space in Japan may lead to plasma dot advertising as the wave of the future.
About JMAR Technologies, Inc.
JMAR Technologies, Inc. is a leading innovator in the development of laser-based technology and x-ray processes for nano-scale imaging, analysis and fabrication. The Company is leveraging more than a decade of laser and photonics research to develop a portfolio of products with commercial applications in rapidly growing industries, while continuing to carry out research and development for the U.S. Government.
JMAR’s lead commercialized product, BioSentry™, is a contamination warning system for waterborne microorganisms. BioSentry™ uses laser-based, multi-angle light scattering technology to provide continuous, on-line, real-time monitoring for harmful microorganisms. BioSentry™ is targeted toward a number of applications across multiple markets, including homeland security, the cruise ship and beverage industries, pharmaceutical companies, and municipal water utilities.
JMAR’s pursuit of leading edge products targets nanotechnology, bioscience and the semiconductor industries with its BriteLight™ laser, a stand-alone product as well as the x-ray light source in nanolithography systems; the X-ray Microscope for 3D visualization of single cells and polymers; and the X-ray NanoProbe for enabling nano-scale interaction, analysis and materials modification. In addition, JMAR employs key strategic alliances for the production of a hazardous materials chemical sensor, and the prototyping and production of a nanoparticle ultra-thin coating system.
This news release contains certain “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified, and many of which are beyond the Company’s control. Actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including the uncertainty of acceptance in the market for our products and technologies or the acceptance of our customers’ products or technologies which incorporate our products and technologies, the failure of our technology to perform as predicted, competition from alternative technologies, uncertainties as to the size of the markets, cost and margins for JMAR’s products, current or future government regulations affecting the use of JMAR’s products, the lack of availability of critical components, the degree of protection from future patents, other risks associated with the development or acquisition of new products or technologies and those risks detailed in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 filed with the SEC. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements and no assurances can be given that such statements will be achieved. JMAR Technologies, Inc. does not assume any duty to publicly update or revise the material contained herein.
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JMAR Technologies, Inc.
Dr. Harry Rieger
Director, Laser Applications Lab
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