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 Utah. 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, namely: * 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 substantially." 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 application." 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 801-581-6348. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or David Politis, +1-801-523-3730, or cell, +1-801-556-8184, email@example.com, both of Politis Communications for Sequoia Pacific Research Company; or Terrence Chatwin of Utah Engineering Experiment Station, +1-801-581-6348, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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