Sequoia Pacific Research Company Receives Edison Award

Sequoia Pacific Recognized by the Utah Engineering Experiment Station as One

of Five Utah Companies Most Likely to Succeed and/or Receive Venture Capital


Jun 02, 2004, 01:00 ET from Sequoia Pacific Research Company

    DRAPER, Utah and SALT LAKE CITY, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequoia Pacific
 Research Company(TM) (Sequoia Pacific) today announced it has received an
 Edison Award from the Utah Engineering Experiment Station at the University of
     Designed to recognize those companies and their technologies most likely
 to succeed and/or receive venture capital funding, the Edison Award winners
 are announced by the UEES at its annual Edison Conference held at the U of U.
 In addition to Draper, Utah-based Sequoia Pacific, four other companies
 received Edison Awards at the Edison Conference held on Thursday, May 20,
      *  DAZ Productions (Draper, Utah);
      *  MedQuest Products (Salt Lake City);
      *  Star Bridge Systems (Midvale, Utah); and
      *  ZGear (Salt Lake City).
      "This award clearly recognizes the successes we've already had at Sequoia
 Pacific in generating substantial revenue since the SoilSET(TM) product launch
 last year," said Terry Holmes, chief executive officer of Sequoia Pacific.
 "It also helps show the interest in the far-reaching beneficial potential of
 SoilSET on the environment through its nanotechnology processes.  We are very
 honored to have received this recognition."
     Twelve independent judges served on this year's Edison Conference panel to
 select the Edison Award winners.  The judges represented leading venture
 capital, finance, and business incubation firms, as well as education and
 government including Acadia Capital Advisors, Battelle, Department of
 Community and Economic Development, Excel Management, SCORE, State of Utah,
 Thorpe Capital Group, Utah Entrepreneurial Center (UTec), Utah's Science
 Advisor, Visionary Products, vSpring Capital, Wayne Brown Institute, and
 Wasatch Venture Fund.
     "Judges were given the instructions to pick out those technologies that
 had the most economic potential and/or were most likely to succeed," said
 Terrence Chatwin, Ph.D., director of the UEES.  "(The idea was) if they had
 ten thousand bucks, where would they put their money?  Obviously, some
 (products) would be early on; some would be a little later down the road.  If
 they saw something that they thought would be a disruptive technology that
 could have major development some time in the future, they should vote for
 that with the idea that their $10,000 (investment) would grow quite
     According to Holmes, SoilSET is unique because of molecular level
 reactions instigated by the SoilSET solution that bind elements that naturally
 exist in soil.
     "The process allows this organically based soil binder to stabilize and
 bind damaged or loosened soil, fire ash, sand or other elements, increase soil
 moisture retention, reduce water and wind erosion, and aid rapid seed
 germination and growth," he explained.  "Soil erosion and airborne dust
 particles from man-made or natural causes-including fire damage-can result in
 numerous environmental issues, including air quality concerns, water
 contamination and erosion problems.  SoilSET products are receiving growing
 recognition in a variety of fields for their ability to prevent and minimize
 environmental damage.  SoilSET is also distinct because the solution can be
 aerially applied in areas that are either not accessible by land-based
 equipment or where the coverage area is too large to practicably use hydraulic
     About Sequoia Pacific Research Company, L.L.C.
     Sequoia Pacific Research Company is a nano-technology holding company
 engaged in marketing, consulting, research and licensing of nano-technology
 products with high commercial potential to mature global markets.  The company
 is headquartered in Draper, Utah.  For more information, visit or call 888-465-8801.
     About the Utah Engineering Experiment Station
     The Utah legislature founded the Utah Engineering Experiment Station
 (UEES) in 1909 to link industry with the University of Utah's resources and to
 perform engineering related services that are in the interest of the state and
 the people of Utah.  During the past 90 years, the UEES has carried out many
 investigations in the public good.  The UEES serves as a technology bridge
 between the University and the public.  Basic support for the Experiment
 Station comes from the state and the remainder comes from fees generated from
 research, coordination, and project management; materials and product testing;
 workshop, seminar, and conference fees; and technical publications.  For more
 information on the UEES, visit its Web site at or call
     Sequoia Pacific Research Company and SoilSET are both trademarks of
 Sequoia Pacific Research Company.
     For further information, please contact Katie Hoshino, +1-801-523-3730,, or David Politis, +1-801-523-3730, or cell,
 +1-801-556-8184,, both of Politis Communications for
 Sequoia Pacific Research Company; or Terrence Chatwin of Utah Engineering
 Experiment Station, +1-801-581-6348,

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