Inc. (ANI) (Other OTC: APNN), a nanotechnology-based filtration development
company, today announced the election of Staffan Lofgren to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Lofgren is the Managing Director of ScanAsia Consulting Ltd., a management
consulting and trading firm with offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai.
He brings extensive international business expertise specifically in the markets
of primary interest and focus for the joint venture product launch of the disposable
NanoFense(TM) Protective Face Mask.
Mr. Lofgren will also be instrumental in the anticipated opening of an Applied
Nanoscience subsidiary based in Hong Kong giving ANI additional strategic advantages
and opportunities in exploiting their broad NEFT(TM) IP platform in some of
the most heavily populated regions of the world.
The company has issued patents in Australia, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia,
Singapore and Taiwan combining any nanoparticle known or engineered to be capable
of destroying viruses, bacteria, fungi or toxins with one or more hydrophobic
or hydrophilic filters. The IP coverage spans the following utilization: the
filter media can be coated with nanoparticles, or have nanoparticles impregnated
into an existing filter to target specific viruses, harmful bacteria and fungi
in ambient air. The nanoparticles can be in the form of either a powder or a
pellet. When pellets are employed, the hydrophobic or hydrophilic filter is
placed adjacent to the nanoparticles. In addition, ANI continues to progress
on applications for this broad platform covering 40+ countries which remain
active around the globe.
Mr. Lofgren was elected to replace Patrick J. Gorman on the ANI Board who remains
in a financial capacity with the company.