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Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology -- CCAT -- Awards Emergency Filtration Products -- EFP -- Grant To Commence Nano-Enhanced Filter Media Test for U.S. Military

 

HENDERSON, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 14, 2004--
Emergency Filtration Products, Inc. (EFP) (OTCBB:EMFP) announces that it has been awarded a Prototype Development/Testing/Evaluation Grant (PDT&E) to develop a testing protocol for filter media on behalf of the U.S. Military. As part of this project, EFP will begin testing its licensed nano-enhanced filter media at Edgewood Chemical Biological Center in Edgewood, Maryland within the next few weeks. The testing and evaluation process is expected to take approximately one month to complete, following which (assuming positive testing results), EFP expects to sub-license its nano-enhanced filter media to a Department of Defense approved manufacturer to enhance existing filtration products that are currently used by the U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy, as well as to commence development of new product applications that will serve to better protect U.S. Military personnel.

"The award of the PDT&E grant from CCAT to develop a standard filter media testing protocol for the U.S. Military is a milestone for our company," said Douglas K. Beplate, President, EFP. "While we originally expected to begin testing for the U.S. Air Force last month, we have been requested to have our filter technology tested for all branches of the Military simultaneously." Mr. Beplate went on to add, "We expect that the testing will not only prove to be successful, but will also lead to a rapid commercialization of our licensed nano-enhanced filter media technology which will assist all branches of the U.S. Military - Army, Air Force and Navy - to incorporate our technology into applications that will serve the U.S. Military worldwide."

For the past 18 months, EFP has been working in conjunction with U.S. Army Research, Development & Engineering Command (RDECOM) to test its nano-enhanced 2H filter technology in order to accelerate the commercial development of a number of filter technology applications and allow for rapid procurement by the U.S. Department of Defense. RDECOM has been examining how to apply the company's filter technology to a large number of potential applications, including, but not limited to: biohazard masks, transportation (aircraft, tanks, armored personnel carriers) and buildings (military, industrial, office and residential). The program has conducted a number of cost and user needs analyses, economic analyses and technical viability studies of EFP's proprietary licensed 2H Filter technology. Over 1,000 potential applications of EFP's filter technology have been identified by RDECOM.

About RDECOM:
http://www.rdecom.army.mil/index.html
MISSION -- Get the right integrated technologies into the hands of warfighters quicker.

VISION -- To be recognized as the preeminent world leader in research, development and engineering of systems, whose hallmark is transitioning the right technology in the shortest time to our Soldiers.

INTENT -- The Commanding General of the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) established the U.S. Army Research, Development & Engineering Command (RDECOM), as a new major subordinate command within AMC. This new command will restructure core in-house capabilities now so we can fully exploit the enormous potential that resides in research activities around the world. RDECOM will respond rapidly by integrating, maturing and demonstrating emerging technologies to field the right equipment, in the shortest time, for our Soldiers.

About ECBC:
http://www.ecbc.army.mil/
ECBC is the nation's principal research and development center for chemical and biological defense. Tracing its roots back to 1917, ECBC leverages more than 85 years of experience with live agent to develop and enhance defense systems.

ECBC seeks opportunities to develop partnerships with industry, academia and state and local governments to continue achieving major technological advances for national defense, civilian protection and industrial competitiveness. Complimenting these efforts, the Center offers several unique facilities that provide full life-cycle support to chemical and biological protection, detection and monitoring capabilities.

About CCAT:

The CCAT (http://www.ccatsandiego.org/index.shtml)- supported by Congress and funded by the Department of Defense - is a public-private collaborative partnership between academia, industry, and government. Partners include San Diego State University (SDSU) Foundation and Entrepreneurial Management Center, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Jacobs School and UCSD CONNECT, and Lockheed Martin ORINCON Technologies, Inc. with support from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego. The consortium-style CCAT intends to bridge the gap that exists between the generators of technology, the Department of Defense and the commercial marketplace. EFP will also be working in conjunction with the Office of Technology Transfer and Commercialization (OTTC) at California State University, San Bernardino (http://ottc.csusb.edu/), a CCAT partner on this project.

About Emergency Filtration Products, Inc.:

www.emergencyfiltration.com
EFP is an air filtration products manufacturer whose patented 2H Technology(TM) filter system has produced filtration efficiencies of 'greater than 99.99%' at a particulate size of 0.027 microns. Its initial products were developed for the medical market: the Vapor Isolation Valve(TM) and RespAide(TM) CPR Isolation Mask used for resuscitation of respiratory/cardiac arrest cases; and the 2H Breathing Circuit Filter for ventilators, respirators and anesthesia circuitry. Each has received FDA approval. The Company also markets an Automated External Defibrillator Prep Kit featuring RespAide and the NanoMask(R), a nanotechnology enhanced environmental mask. In addition to filtration products, the company supplies Superstat(R), a modified hemostatic collagen, to the US military for surgery and extreme wound care.
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702-558-5164
Fax: 702-567-1893
contactus@emergencyfiltration.com
www.emergencyfiltration.com
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Philippe Niemetz, 800-477-7570 or 212-344-6464
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philippe.niemetz@wphconsultants.com



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