Nanomix Delivers First Nanoelectronic Product to Market - Leveraging Sensation(TM) Detection Technology

May 12, 2005, 01:00 ET from Nanomix

    EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Nanomix Incorporated, a leading
 nanotechnology company that is commercializing a line of detection devices for
 industrial and biomedical applications, today announced that an ultra
 low-power, highly-specific hydrogen detection device based on Sensation(TM)
 detection technology is available for delivery. Concurrently, Nanomix has
 appointed KWJ Engineering as its first distributor, making this technology
 commercially available, with volume orders being accepted for the first time.
     Nanomix has developed the world's first truly low-power, highly-specific
 industrial detection device -- one of the first products to market that
 harnesses features enabled by nanoelectronics.  The Nanomix hydrogen detection
 device is designed to dramatically improve plant and first-responder safety in
 industrial settings through long-term monitoring of accidental accumulation of
 highly explosive hydrogen gas.  The device, based on Sensation(TM) technology,
 has been through beta site testing over the past year.  The device is very
 stable and highly-specific to hydrogen, which eliminates false alarms.  This
 platform only requires nanowatts of power for detection, which enables
 wireless integration and easy deployment.
     "The first Sensation(TM) application to market is a significant milestone
 in our commercial deployment and is the first example of leveraging
 nanoelectronics to bring unprecedented access to critical information across
 many applications.  We are fortunate to have had the involvement of Ken
 Johnson, a seasoned industry expert, in the development and initial deployment
 of this innovative product, and we look forward to working with him to
 introduce the technology to the industrial market segment," said David
 Macdonald, President and CEO of Nanomix.
     "We are delighted to have been involved with evaluation and testing of
 this technology from the prototype stage," remarked Ken Johnson, President of
 KWJ Engineering.  "The team at KWJ Engineering is impressed with the
 performance features of this device and we're excited about the possibilities
 enabled by nanoelectronic detection.  We look forward to our participation
 with this next generation detection 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. Nanomix is located in Emeryville, California. For
 additional information, please visit the Nanomix web site at
     About KWJ Engineering
     KWJ Engineering was started in 1993 by Ken Johnson and is dedicated to
 specialized gas detection applications. Ken Johnson has over 58 years of
 experience in the gas detection industry. Ken was previously founder and owner
 of GasTech from 1971 until its sale to Thermo Electron in 1992. Earlier he was
 a principal of Johnson-Williams, which was acquired by Bacharach in 1965. He
 has had full-time involvement in development, design and application of gas
 detection instrumentation since 1947. KWJ Engineering is staffed by personnel
 experienced in the manufacture and supply of electrically operated gas
 detection instruments. For additional information, please visit the KWJ
 Engineering web site at

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