SOURCE: Applied Nanoscience, Inc.

May 14, 2008 10:40 ET

Applied Nanoscience Announces International Patent Developments and Expansion of Intellectual Property Portfolio

CARLSBAD, CA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - Applied Nanoscience Inc. (ANI) (PINKSHEETS: APNN) today announced that it has received formal notification for the issuance of a patent in Singapore for its core technology platform encompassing "Filtering Devices Incorporating Nanoparticles." The Company has already been issued this similarly broad patent in Taiwan. The patent covers three main ways of associating the nanoparticles with filter media: (1) having pellets of nanoparticles located adjacent to the filter media, (2) coating the filter media with a powder of nanoparticles, and (3) impregnating the nanoparticles into the filter media.

In addition, ANI has received formal communication that the issuance of this same patent is imminent in Russia along with written confirmation that the granting of a patent based upon a divisional application is expected soon in India.

"We are pleased with this recent trend of valuable developments tied to our global intellectual property efforts. We should be in a position in the very near future to disclose additional IP growth thanks to diligent efforts in over 50 countries," said Thomas K. Allen, President and CEO, ANI. "This protection, coupled with our proprietary silver NanoFense™ Technology, makes for attractive licensing opportunities within identified market segments."

The Company has received very positive notification relating to the patent application on their proprietary nanoparticle formulation from the USPTO.

Applied Nanoscience Inc. is a marketer and developer of innovative, high-performance filtration systems and technologies to customers worldwide in a focused effort to provide a safer tomorrow.

For further information about Applied Nanoscience Inc., please visit: www.appliednanoscience.com.

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