SOURCE: Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc.

October 30, 2007 09:28 ET

ISSYS & Oorja Protonics Start Partnership for Advanced Fuel Cells

YPSILANTI, MI--(Marketwire - October 30, 2007) - Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISSYS) in Ypsilanti, Michigan, announced today that it has started a partnership with Oorja Protonics for the development of advanced alcohol-based fuel cell systems. ISSYS sells novel, small, in-line, fuel concentration sensors that greatly enhance the performance of emerging liquid fuel cell products. ISSYS sensors provide accurate fuel concentration information that results in both improving the efficiency of fuel cells and tremendously increasing the life of the fuel cell membrane. Oorja Protonics offers a proprietary technology for fuel cell power systems that are compact, efficient, and reliable. They have built strategic alliances with leading OEMs and are working with them to address the needs of their customers.

Dr. Nader Najafi, ISSYS' President and CEO, stated, "It is important for us to partner with viable players in the fuel cell field. We are very impressed by Oorja, both their technical and business expertise. We are in contact with other major players in different markets based on liquid fuel cell technologies."

Dr. Sanjiv Malhortra, President and CEO of Oorja, stated, "Oorja is committed to providing the highest quality of fuel cell products to its customers. ISSYS' sensors offer the best performance and reliability among all the fuel concentration sensors we have tested. Incorporation of ISSYS' sensors assists us in providing highly efficient fuel cells that last longer than any other competitors'. We are impressed by ISSYS' high-quality manufacturing and are looking forward to collaborating with them."

Company Background: ISSYS is a leader in advanced MEMS technologies for industrial, medical devices, microfluidic and scientific analytical sensing applications. Founded in 1995, ISSYS is one of the oldest independent MEMS companies in the US. ISSYS operates a "full manufacturing under one roof," multi-million-dollar, state-of-the-art MEMS fabrication facility located near Ann Arbor, Michigan. An ISO 9001:2000 certified and ISO 13485-2003 (medical device manufacturing) qualified organization, ISSYS is a vertically integrated company dedicated to developing and manufacturing system-level products based on MEMS technology (MEMS Inside), please visit:

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Doug Sparks
    Executive VP
    Integrated Sensing Systems Inc. (ISSYS)
    391 Airport Industrial Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48198
    Tel: (734) 547-9896 Ext. 119
    Fax: (734) 547-9964
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