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Posted: July 23, 2008
Applied Nanoscience Receives Additional Patent Coverage on Core Technology Platform
(Nanowerk News) Applied Nanoscience Inc. (ANI) (PINKSHEETS: APNN), a nanotechnology-based filtration development company, today announced that it has been issued a patent in New Zealand for its core technology platform encompassing "Filtering Devices Incorporating Nanoparticles." The patent covers three main methods of associating nanoparticles with filter media: (1) having pellets of nanoparticles located adjacent to the filter media; (2) coating the filter media with a powder of nanoparticles; and, (3) impregnating the nanoparticles into the filter media.
In addition, ANI has been informed by its attorneys in Australia that a patent for this same invention will issue as a matter of course within 90 days. The patent became sealed on July 17 and will afford broad protection for filtration applications across all of Australia.
"We continue to build momentum in securing key foreign protection for our core technology platform. This recent progress, combined with our proprietary silver nanoparticle formulation (NanoFense™) should become a very attractive consideration to established filtration-based companies in some of the more populated parts of the world," said Thomas K. Allen, President and CEO, ANI.
ANI has also received patents on its platform technology in Russia, Singapore, Taiwan and India.
ANI is a marketer and developer of innovative, high performance nanotechnology-based filtration products to customers worldwide and is the owner of NEFT™ (Nanoparticle - Enhanced - Filtration - Technology), a broad platform with significant application potential in consumer market segments.
For further information about Applied Nanoscience Inc., please visit: www.appliednanoscience.com