Inc. (ANI) (PINKSHEETS: APNN), a nanotechnology-based filtration company,
today issued a progress report to its investors relating to progress in commercializing
the disposable NanoFense™ Protective Face Mask, designed to offer superior
protection against a broad spectrum of harmful virus, bacteria and fungi.
The President and CEO of Applied Nanoscience Inc. recently returned from a
trip to the Asia Pacific region where he observed that the pilot plant which
produces ANI's proprietary antimicrobial nanoparticle technology (the NanoFense
formulation) for application to filter media is secure and can reliably manufacture
1200L/day as planned and previously stated. This formulation will be applied
to filter media in order to produce one of the most effective protective masks
In concert with commencing production of the "coating" for the NanoFense
Protective Face Mask, ANI has established the necessary supplier accounts to
ensure consistent and reliable ongoing operation. Paramount to the design of
the supply chain and production facility is the protection of the intellectual
property developed by the Company. The management team has been working diligently
to implement an effective approach to both suppliers and facilities management
in order to protect the significant investment that has been made in ANI's proprietary
The management team believes the disposable NanoFense Protective Face Mask
holds the potential to revolutionize the market for face masks due to its unique
ability to not only filter harmful pathogens, but also eradicate pathogens that
collect on the mask during use. The technology differs significantly from all
other known supposed antimicrobial filtration devices as performance testing
is conducted on a NanoFense-coated mask; not on an antimicrobial agent which
may then be added to a generic face mask after testing.
Applied Nanoscience believes it is on schedule to supply the formulation for
incorporation to filter media and final production by their joint venture partner.
The revolutionary disposable NanoFense Protective Face Mask will be made available
as soon as possible in an effort to help protect people in some of the most
heavily populated parts of the world. Applied Nanoscience Inc. already holds
broad patent protection in many of these countries.