Nanomix Receives Patent for Sensation Detection Technology; Broad Claims Granted for Arrayed Nanostructured Detection Devices

EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 24, 2005--Nanomix Incorporated, a company commercializing nanoelectronic detection devices for industrial and biomedical applications, announced today the issuance of a U.S. patent for its nanostructured detection platform known as Sensation(TM).

This patent includes broad claims to arrayed nanostructured sensing devices, in particular for detecting multiple target species. Detection devices of this type use nanostructured materials as extremely sensitive transducers to permit accurate and selective measurement of chemicals and bio molecules. The devices have extremely low power requirements and are scalable for mass production using conventional wafer technology.

“This technology will deliver a wide range of applications and commercial opportunities for Nanomix, both from our own products and from product development partnerships.”

"We are excited to see this addition to our growing intellectual property estate related to nanoelectronic detection technology," said David Macdonald, President and CEO of Nanomix. "This technology will deliver a wide range of applications and commercial opportunities for Nanomix, both from our own products and from product development partnerships."

This patent (U.S. Patent No. 6,905,655, issued June 14, 2005) follows a previous nanodetection patent issued May 17, 2005. Nanomix has an extensive portfolio of pending patent applications for detection technology for industrial and biomedical uses. Nanomix has previously been issued three patents for its hydrogen storage technology.

About Nanomix

Nanomix is launching a portfolio 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.

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