SOURCE: Ahura Scientific, Inc.

May 21, 2007 12:51 ET

Ahura Scientific Receives 2007 SBANE New England Innovation Award

WILMINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 21, 2007 --Ahura Scientific, Inc., a leader in handheld systems for chemical identification, has been honored with a 2007 New England Innovation Award from the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE). Selected from a field of more than 170 nominees, Ahura Scientific was recognized for its success through exceptional innovation and leadership.

Ahura Scientific develops and manufactures handheld optical systems for the identification and authentication of liquid and solid chemicals. Through advances in miniaturized electronics and optics, Ahura Scientific's technical team has developed products unlike any in the marketplace, putting the power, reliability and accuracy of large, expensive, lab-based instruments in a portable, easy-to-use system. The company has successfully optimized laser-based Raman spectroscopy for use in the field. With customers in the homeland security, life sciences, industrial and medical markets, Ahura Scientific's technology is deployed across the globe.

"Innovation has always been at the core of Ahura Scientific's mission -- from the way we approach a challenging customer requirement to the way we design and manufacture our final products. The company's scientific breakthroughs have enabled us to lead our industry and create products that address our customers' needs in truly unique ways," said Douglas Kahn, chairman and CEO at Ahura Scientific, Inc. "We're proud to join a very prestigious list of SBANE Innovation Award winners. Of course, the ultimate statement of successful innovation comes from the continued support of our customers."

"Innovation is not only the ability to conceive a new way of doing something, but is also having the faith, ingenuity and perseverance to turn possibilities into reality," said Robert A. Baker, president of SBANE. "Ahura Scientific and our other award winners exemplify this spirit of innovation."

Ahura Scientific joins an illustrious group of past New England Innovation Award winners including American Science and Engineering, Avid Technologies, Brooks Automation, Genzyme and iRobot.

Ahura Scientific has been honored with numerous other prestigious awards including an R&D Magazine R&D 100; the Industrial Design Society of America Award for Excellence in Industrial Design; and the Frost & Sullivan 2006 Chemical Detection Industry Innovation & Advancement of the Year.

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. More information at

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