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Posted: April 8, 2009
Advance Nanotech's Owlstone Subsidiary Receives Follow-up Contract From Selex Galileo
(Nanowerk News) Advance Nanotech, Inc. today announced that the Company's majority owned subsidiary, Owlstone Nanotech, Inc., has received a follow-on order from SELEX Galileo totaling $272,000. SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica company and one of Europe's foremost Aerospace and Defense organizations, is a leader in surveillance, protection, tracking, targeting, navigation & control and imaging systems. This contract is the third contract from SELEX Galileo and follows the contract announced in June 2008 that was completed in December. Owlstone is expected to complete delivery under this new contract by July 2009.
The order from SELEX Galileo contracts Owlstone to continue to build specific chemical detection end instruments that meet the specifications set forth by the U.S. Department of Defense. The work involved is primary product development and engineering work on the surrounding components for a specific application using the NEXSENSE C platform that was initiated with SELEX Galileo in 2007.
"We are very pleased to further our working relationship with SELEX Galileo by supporting the continued commercialization efforts of NEXSENSE C," commented Bret Bader, CEO of Advance Nanotech. "This contract represents an important milestone in both our ongoing relationship with SELEX Galileo and the overall commercialization efforts of our technology in Homeland Defense."
Michaela Clarke, Capability Manager Security & Surveillance Systems at SELEX Galileo, added, "We have been working closely with Owlstone to advance technological capabilities in the chemical detection arena through the development of systems utilizing their core sensor technology." Ms. Clarke continued, "We are thrilled with the progress of the Owlstone technology and system and believe it can represent a next generation leap in the overall ability to deliver end instruments that better protect soldiers and military infrastructure."
Source: Surface Technology Systems (press release)