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
www.sequoiaprc.com 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 www.utah.edu/uees or call
Sequoia Pacific Research Company and SoilSET are both trademarks of
Sequoia Pacific Research Company.
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Sequoia Pacific Research Company; or Terrence Chatwin of Utah Engineering
Experiment Station, +1-801-581-6348, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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