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Nanomix Delivers First Nanoelectronic Product to Market - Leveraging Sensation™ Detection Technology


EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Nanomix Incorporated, a leading nanotechnology company that is commercializing a line of detection devices for industrial and biomedical applications, today announced that an ultra low-power, highly-specific hydrogen detection device based on Sensation(TM) detection technology is available for delivery. Concurrently, Nanomix has appointed KWJ Engineering as its first distributor, making this technology commercially available, with volume orders being accepted for the first time.

Nanomix has developed the world's first truly low-power, highly-specific industrial detection device -- one of the first products to market that harnesses features enabled by nanoelectronics. The Nanomix hydrogen detection device is designed to dramatically improve plant and first-responder safety in industrial settings through long-term monitoring of accidental accumulation of highly explosive hydrogen gas. The device, based on Sensation(TM) technology, has been through beta site testing over the past year. The device is very stable and highly-specific to hydrogen, which eliminates false alarms. This platform only requires nanowatts of power for detection, which enables wireless integration and easy deployment.

"The first Sensation(TM) application to market is a significant milestone in our commercial deployment and is the first example of leveraging nanoelectronics to bring unprecedented access to critical information across many applications. We are fortunate to have had the involvement of Ken Johnson, a seasoned industry expert, in the development and initial deployment of this innovative product, and we look forward to working with him to introduce the technology to the industrial market segment," said David Macdonald, President and CEO of Nanomix.

"We are delighted to have been involved with evaluation and testing of this technology from the prototype stage," remarked Ken Johnson, President of KWJ Engineering. "The team at KWJ Engineering is impressed with the performance features of this device and we're excited about the possibilities enabled by nanoelectronic detection. We look forward to our participation with this next generation detection platform."

About Nanomix

Nanomix is a leading nanotechnology company launching a menu of devices based on Sensation(TM) detection technology. These scaleable, nanoelectronic devices use ultra-sensitive carbon nanotube sensing elements combined with proprietary chemistries. These devices can be deployed across a broad range of industrial and medical applications where the attributes of nanodetection technology -- low power consumption, small form factor, and high sensitivity offer significant performance advantages and enable unprecedented access to critical information. Nanomix is located in Emeryville, California. For additional information, please visit the Nanomix web site at www.nano.com

About KWJ Engineering

KWJ Engineering was started in 1993 by Ken Johnson and is dedicated to specialized gas detection applications. Ken Johnson has over 58 years of experience in the gas detection industry. Ken was previously founder and owner of GasTech from 1971 until its sale to Thermo Electron in 1992. Earlier he was a principal of Johnson-Williams, which was acquired by Bacharach in 1965. He has had full-time involvement in development, design and application of gas detection instrumentation since 1947. KWJ Engineering is staffed by personnel experienced in the manufacture and supply of electrically operated gas detection instruments. For additional information, please visit the KWJ Engineering web site at www.kwjengineering.com.

Source: Nanomix

CONTACT: Melita Wenger, Public Relations for Nanomix, +1-415-362-4022;
or David Macdonald, President and CEO of Nanomix, +1-510-428-5300

Web site: http://www.kwjengineering.com/

Web site: http://www.nano.com/



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