SOURCE: Ahura Scientific, Inc.

November 12, 2007 10:39 ET

Ahura Scientific Expands Board of Directors With Election of Bruce Ryan

Industry Veteran to Serve as Audit Committee Chairman

WILMINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - Ahura Scientific, Inc., a leader in handheld systems for chemical identification, today announced the election of Bruce Ryan to the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Ryan will serve as an independent Director and will chair the Ahura Scientific Audit Committee.

"We're very pleased to welcome Bruce to the Ahura Scientific team," said Douglas Kahn, chairman and chief executive officer. "As we move toward the next steps in the company's evolution, Bruce's wealth of executive and financial management experience will be invaluable."

"Ahura Scientific is making great strides in handheld chemical identification, breaking through barriers with each new development," said Bruce Ryan. "I look forward to being a part of the company's continuing success."

Mr. Ryan currently serves on the Boards of IONA Technologies, KVH Industries and Kronos, Inc. He has extensive Board experience having served as chairman of the audit committees for nine public corporations. In addition to his Board positions, Mr. Ryan held numerous senior management roles in the high technology industry including executive vice president and chief financial officer at Global Knowledge Network; executive vice president and chief financial officer at Amdahl Corporation; and various senior executive and financial positions during a 25-year tenure at Digital Equipment Corporation. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston College and an MBA from Suffolk University.

About Ahura Scientific, Inc.

Ahura Scientific, Inc. develops rugged, ultra-compact, field-enabled optical systems for the immediate identification and authentication of liquid and solid chemical substances. Customers include the homeland security, life sciences, industrial and medical markets. Manufactured in the USA in an ISO 9001-certified facility, the company's products offer exceptional portability and unparalleled performance.

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