JMAR Names New BioSentry(TM) Sales Representative for the U.K., Ireland, and Belgium
ExcelFirst, located in Guildford, Surrey, will focus its BioSentry(TM) sales efforts on the municipal water utilities market. Robert Siaens, Managing Director of ExcelFirst, has more than 15 years of direct experience in the water utilities industry. Mr. Siaens was formerly Chairman of the Institution of Water Officers, an organization whose charter is to provide critical information regarding important water issues to its membership and includes all the major water utilities in the U.K.
“The UK is an ideal place for JMAR to start developing the BioSentry's international presence and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with such an experienced and highly regarded member of the UK water utility community as Robert Siaens.”
"With the addition of this respected sales organization, JMAR is taking its first step to expand the BioSentry(TM) customer-base worldwide," said JMAR Chief Executive Officer, Ronald A. Walrod. "The UK is an ideal place for JMAR to start developing the BioSentry's international presence and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with such an experienced and highly regarded member of the UK water utility community as Robert Siaens."
BioSentry units are currently being tested in water treatment and distribution systems at both municipal facilities and aboard a major cruise line vessel. Over the next few weeks, new units will be shipped to two U.S. cities for water safety and Homeland Security applications, and to a beverage manufacturer for quality assurance testing. The BioSentry went into full production in November of 2005.
The BioSentry(TM) is a laser-based, contamination warning system that provides continuous, automated monitoring of drinking water. This unique system is designed to monitor, detect and classify waterborne microorganisms in real time, helping to ensure water purity to protect the public health. Prospective applications include beverage bottling quality assurance, water utility operations, cruise ship water monitoring, and homeland security for building water supply and water distribution systems.
JMAR Technologies, Inc. is a leading innovator in the development of laser-based equipment for imaging, analysis and fabrication at the nano-scale. The Company is leveraging more than a decade of laser and photonics research to develop a diverse portfolio of products with commercial applications in rapidly growing industries while continuing to carry out research and development for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and support for the U.S. Government's Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) semiconductor fabrication facility. JMAR is targeting the nanotechnology, bioscience and semiconductor industries with its Britelight(TM) Laser; X-ray Light Source; Compact X-ray Microscope -- for 3D visualization of single cells and polymers; and X-ray Nano Probe -- enabling interaction, analysis and materials modification at the nano-scale. JMAR also develops, manufactures and markets its BioSentry(TM) microorganism early-warning system and maintains a strategic alliance for the production of the READ chemical sensor for the homeland security, environmental and utility infrastructure industries.
This news release contains certain "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified, and many of which are beyond the Company's control. Actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including the risk that the performance validation tests of the BioSentry Beta units are not successfully completed due to unforeseen issues with the installation and operation of the units outside of the controlled environment of JMAR's facility, delays in completion of the X-ray Microscope and X-ray Nano Probe prototypes and transition to production units, the failure of the technology to perform as predicted, competition from alternative technologies, uncertainties as to the size of the markets , cost and margins for JMAR's products, failure to obtain market acceptance, current or future government regulations affecting the use of JMAR's products, the lack of availability of critical components, the degree of protection from future patents, other risks associated with the development or acquisition of new products or technologies and those risks detailed in the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2005 and its Form 8-K filed on March 30, 2005 with the SEC. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements and no assurances can be given that such statements will be achieved. JMAR Technologies, Inc. does not assume any duty to publicly update or revise the material contained herein.