H4O, Inc. Wins Finalist Spot in ''Red Herring 100 Asia'' Awards 2007

Award Recognizes the 100 Most Promising Private Technology Ventures Driving the Future of Technology in the Asia-Pacific Region

TOKYO--()--H4O® Inc. (H4O) a pioneer in the development of Japanese intellectual property rights with the first of our consumer beverages (H4O 600mV is the first selective and potent antioxidant for wellness drinks), pet drinking water (H4O PET Science Water) and medical products (H4O HYDRO BATH) developed from a breakthrough hydrogen fuel cell discovery. H4O announces it has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Red Herring 100 Asia 2007 awards. H4O will be interviewed and present at the event in Hong Kong on August 29-31.

Published findings in Nature Medicine in 2007 showed that hydrogen gas selectively protects against the most cytotoxic and reactive free radicals. Hydrogen is the tiniest molecule; thus, it has the potential to penetrate cells, tissues, blood vessels and even pass through the blood brain barrier.

"The 200 finalists we selected from across 16 countries and regions are all excellent contenders," said Joel Dreyfuss, Editor-in-Chief of Red Herring. "They are exceptional companies who thrive on innovation and strongly define the important role of technology in Asias economy and throughout the world."

Being selected as a finalist is a tribute to the efforts of our team and the trust of our customers and the commitment of our investors, all of which has made our success possible, said Joseph Baxter, H4O CBO. This award is an important validation of our global business potential as we prepare for an IPO later this year overseas and expand our business globally in the search for EU and USA partners, he added.

About H4O, Inc.

H4O is a company focused on the development of Japanese intellectual property rights with the first of our products developed from hydrogen fuel cell research, which has unexpectedly turned into a platform technology outside the automotive field. From this platform we have introduced our first products to the market in the areas of consumer healthcare, pet health, and medical devices with future potential for hydrogen based medicine for humans and pets. Visit www.h4o.co.jp.

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Contacts

H4O, Inc.
Joseph Baxter, +81-3-5446-5814
Chief Business Officer
baxter@h4o.jp

Contacts

H4O, Inc.
Joseph Baxter, +81-3-5446-5814
Chief Business Officer
baxter@h4o.jp