Posted: April 7, 2009

Advance Nanotech's Owlstone Granted Two Additional U.S. Patents

(Nanowerk News) Advance Nanotech, Inc. 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
Source: Advance Nanotech (press release)
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