SOURCE: Ahura Scientific, Inc.

April 18, 2008 08:30 ET

Ahura Scientific Promotes Engineering Executive to Senior Vice President

WILMINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - April 18, 2008) - Ahura Scientific, Inc., a leading provider of rugged, ultra-compact, handheld instruments for chemical identification, detection and authentication, announced today Dr. Kevin J. Knopp's appointment to Senior Vice President, reporting to Chairman and CEO Doug Kahn.

As one of the company's co-founders, this new position recognizes Dr. Knopp's contributions and leadership in building Ahura Scientific's culture of innovation and commercial excellence. In his expanded role, Dr. Knopp will manage every aspect of the product lifecycle from strategic product planning to design, manufacturing and support.

"As a member of the founding team, from the outset Kevin has shaped our entrepreneurial culture and helped build the deep domain knowledge that sets Ahura Scientific apart today," said Kahn. "Kevin's ability to be both innovative and pragmatic in addressing the needs of our target markets is a key ingredient to Ahura Scientific's success, and the tremendous rapport we enjoy with our customers."

"I believe that what we are doing here at Ahura Scientific is making a tremendous difference in how safety and security personnel operate, and I am very proud to have been a part of the company since day one," said Dr. Knopp. "With my newly expanded position, I look forward to playing an increased role in our movement into other vertical markets, such as the pharmaceutical industry, and leveraging the potential for our ultra-compact Raman and FTIR platforms."

About Ahura Scientific, Inc.

Ahura Scientific, Inc. is a leading provider of a new class of ultra-compact analytical instruments. These rugged handheld instruments are used for real-time identification of chemical substances. Customers include government agencies and companies in the safety and security, pharmaceutical, and consumer products markets. Manufactured in the USA in an ISO 9001-certified facility, the company's products offer exceptional portability and performance. For more information, visit

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