Nanotechnology Now







Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Applied Nanoscience Reaches Agreement to Begin Production of NanoFense(TM) Protective Face Mask

Abstract:
Applied Nanoscience Inc. (ANI) (PINKSHEETS: APNN), a nanotechnology-based filtration development company, today announced it has reached a joint venture agreement to begin production on a disposable protective face mask with its Asia Pacific region partner.

Applied Nanoscience Reaches Agreement to Begin Production of NanoFense(TM) Protective Face Mask

Carlsbad, CA | Posted on August 19th, 2009

The protective mask will incorporate ANI's proprietary NanoFenseTM technology, a U.S. patent pending antimicrobial nanoparticle formulation. When tested as a "coating" on disposable face masks, it has been validated to be effective against a broad spectrum of virus and bacteria by multiple independent BSL-3 laboratories in the United States.

ANI will be testing the NanoFense formulation against H1N1 but with the mask already proven to eradicate three influenza strains to include avian influenza, the company expects to see similarly high efficacy.

The companies have clearly defined the commercial relationship required and to be implemented in the execution of a product launch to non-U.S. markets for the NanoFense Protective Face Mask. Initial production will be 30,000 masks/day with the capability of increasing up to 90,000 masks/day on newly installed automatic equipment which operates 7 days a week. ANI will supply the NanoFense formulation premixed under their label.

"We are very encouraged at the progress made with our new partner on this important project. They have requested anonymity until all formal product launch efforts are in place with customer support being our collective #1 priority. Their established customer base and solid reputation in the surgical/protective mask markets throughout the Asia Pacific region and Europe requires appropriate planning, especially at a time when people are in such need for a product to protect themselves and their families," stated Thomas K. Allen, President and CEO, ANI.

The NanoFense Protective Face Mask will be sold in many of the countries where ANI has issued patents protecting their broad NEFTTM IP platform encompassing "Filtering Devices Incorporating Nanoparticles." The growing technology platform combines any type of nanoparticle that is known or engineered to be capable of destroying viruses, bacteria, fungi or toxins with one or more hydrophobic or hydrophilic filters. The patent coverage includes three main methods of associating nanoparticles with filter media: (1) coating the filter media with a powder of nanoparticles, (2) impregnating the nanoparticles into the filter media, and (3) having pellets of nanoparticles located adjacent to the filter media.

Mr. Allen added, "Applied Nanoscience Inc. anticipates the reporting of commercial revenues as early as Q4 of 2009, a milestone for the efforts over the past 4+ years of technology development. In addition, we have significant interest in the technology from very established building filtration manufacturers which have had to be held to ensure the timely launch of the NanoFense Protective Face Mask."

Safe Harbor Statement

This release may contain statements that are forward-looking. Such statements are made based upon current expectations that are subject to risk and uncertainty. ANI does not undertake to update forward-looking statements in this news release to reflect actual results of and changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting such forward-looking information. The actual future plans and results of the company could differ significantly from such forward-looking statements.

####

About Applied Nanoscience
ANI is a marketer and developer of innovative nanotechnology-based air filtration products specifically targeted to eradicate bacteria, virus and fungi and is the owner of NEFT (Nanoparticle - Enhanced - Filtration - Technology), a broad platform with significant application potential in consumer and industrial market segments geared to reducing the transmission of infectious pathogens.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Thomas K. Allen
President and CEO
Applied Nanoscience Inc.
1902 Wright Place Suite 200
Carlsbad CA 92008
760-434-2400

Copyright © SYS-CON Media, Inc.

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Scientific breakthrough in rechargeable batteries: Researchers from Singapore and Québec Team Up to Develop Next-Generation Materials to Power Electronic Devices and Electric Vehicles February 28th, 2015

First detailed microscopy evidence of bacteria at the lower size limit of life: Berkeley Lab research provides comprehensive description of ultra-small bacteria February 28th, 2015

Leti to Offer Updates on Silicon Photonics Successes at OFC in LA February 27th, 2015

Moving molecule writes letters: Caging of molecules allows investigation of equilibrium thermodynamics February 27th, 2015

Products

Toronto-based Environmental Technology Pioneer Green Earth Nano Science Expands in EU February 6th, 2015

DELSEY by Philippe Starck DELSEY Launches New Collection by Philippe Starck February 4th, 2015

NEI introduces NANOMYTE® SuperAi, a Durable Anti-ice Coating December 4th, 2014

Biosenta Inc. Updates New Household Disinfectant Testing Results; It Kills 100% of a Broad Range of Deadly Molds, Fungi, Bacteria, and Viruses, Including Ebola and Enterovirus D68 November 20th, 2014

Announcements

Scientific breakthrough in rechargeable batteries: Researchers from Singapore and Québec Team Up to Develop Next-Generation Materials to Power Electronic Devices and Electric Vehicles February 28th, 2015

First detailed microscopy evidence of bacteria at the lower size limit of life: Berkeley Lab research provides comprehensive description of ultra-small bacteria February 28th, 2015

Leti to Offer Updates on Silicon Photonics Successes at OFC in LA February 27th, 2015

Moving molecule writes letters: Caging of molecules allows investigation of equilibrium thermodynamics February 27th, 2015

Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

New Paper-like Material Could Boost Electric Vehicle Batteries: Researchers create silicon nanofibers 100 times thinner than human hair for potential applications in batteries for electric cars and personal electronics February 20th, 2015

Nanotech Discoveries Move from Lab to Marketplace with Lintec Deal: Licensing Partnership Brings Together University Technology, New Richardson-Based Facility Directed by Alumni February 9th, 2015

Graphenea granted patent on graphene transfer February 9th, 2015

Toronto-based Environmental Technology Pioneer Green Earth Nano Science Expands in EU February 6th, 2015

Personal Care

Sunblock poses potential hazard to sea life August 20th, 2014

AQUANOVA receives Technology Leadership Award 2014 FROST & SULLIVAN honors NovaSOL® Technology again August 12th, 2014

Nanotechnology used in sunscreens: a Mexican achievement May 14th, 2014

Production of Nanocapsule from Sea-Buckthorn Extract in Iran May 3rd, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2015 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE