JMAR Signs OEM Agreement with Portaqua; The Two Companies to Exhibit Together at the World Water Forum in Mexico City

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 14, 2006--JMAR Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: JMAR), a leading developer of advanced laser technology, has signed an OEM agreement with Portaqua, a small Virginia-based company that is introducing a new Portable Water System into the bottling market, for its BioSentry(TM) water quality monitoring system. Under the terms of the agreement, BioSentry will be offered as an optional feature. As their first collaboration under the new agreement, Portaqua and JMAR will exhibit together at the World Water Forum, March 16-22 in Mexico City, Mexico.

BioSentry is a contamination warning system for waterborne microorganisms. Whereas current water monitoring depends on batch sampling of water and time consuming lab analysis, BioSentry uses laser-based technology to provide continuous, online, real-time monitoring for harmful bacteria and protozoa. BioSentry is targeted towards a number of applications across multiple industries, including municipal drinking water utilities, the beverage industry, and homeland security.

The World Water Forum is an initiative of the World Water Council that has the aim of raising the awareness on water issues all over the world. As the main international event on water, it seeks to enable multi-stakeholder participation and dialogue to influence water policy making at a global level, thus assuring better living standards for people all over the world and a more responsible social behavior towards water issues in-line with the pursuit of sustainable development. For additional information, please visit

About Portaqua

Portaqua is a manufacturer of lightweight portable potable water processing systems designed for fast easy setup and operations. With multiple model options including Bottling Plant System (BPS) for local bottling needs, Commercial Plant System (CPS) for local hotels, hospital and communities and Emergency Plant System (EPS) for quick emergency response system, Portaqua is the solution.

About JMAR

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.


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