Nanomix Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Supporting Deployment of Sensation TM Detection Technology

Apr 14, 2005, 01:00 ET from Nanomix Inc.

    EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Nanomix Inc., a leading
 nanotechnology company commercializing a line of nanoelectronic detection
 devices for industrial and biomedical applications, today announced that it
 has been awarded a $500,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. The Phase
 II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award will be used to develop a
 collaborative development kit based on its versatile Sensation TM detection
 platform. The development kit will enable collaborators to work together with
 Nanomix on application development of analyte specific recognition chemistry.
     During Phase I of the NSF SBIR project, Nanomix demonstrated their ability
 to produce the platform as well as delivered a functioning prototype of the
 test equipment and data acquisition software. "We are pleased to have the
 support of the National Science Foundation in this endeavor. Through the use
 of the development kit, Nanomix collaborators will gain access to
 ultra-sensitive nanoelectronic detection technology that cannot be obtained
 elsewhere," said Dr. Jean-Christophe Gabriel, the Principal Investigator on
 the NSF sponsored project.
     Nanomix is collaborating with scientists at several universities, as well
 as with industrial partners on the definition and evaluation of the
 collaborative development kit.  These partners are working with Nanomix on
 detection applications ranging from medical diagnostics, water and air quality
 monitoring. "We are excited about our continued collaboration with the
 National Science Foundation," said David Macdonald, President and CEO of
 Nanomix, "by making Sensation TM technology readily available, we will
 encourage collaborators to work with us to explore new applications that
 leverage the 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. Additional information is available at

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