Analytical NanoTechnologies (UK) plc

October 14, 2008 10:39 ET

Grant Award

News Release                                                                        14 October, 2008
                                                ANTNANO Plc
                                              (PLUS Company)
                                                Grant Award
                               Major MRSA Detection Programme Gets Go-Ahead

AntNano  Plc  ("AntNano",  or  "the Company"), the specialist developer of  highly-advanced  equipment  for
detecting  biochemicals  and chemicals with applications in the industrial hygiene,  medical  and  homeland
security sectors, announces that it has received funding for its major MRSA detection programme.

A  joint  application from AntNano's Singapore subsidiary, AntNano Singapore Pte Ltd ("AntNano Singapore"),
and  Nanyang  Technological  University ("NTU") in Singapore, has resulted in  the  award  of  a  S$200,000
(GBP79,000) Grant by the Economic Development Board ("EDB") of Singapore. The monies will fund a research and
development  and  commercial programme focussed on using AntNano's existing equipment  to  provide  medical
establishments  with cost-effective, real-time early warning systems for detecting important  bacteria  and
viruses such as strains of the Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus ("MRSA"). It is intended that  a
miniaturised  version  of  the  company's real time air analyser will be  produced  which  in  addition  to
detecting  microbes could have applications for measuring biomarkers in breath to detect a  wide  range  of
disease conditions.

AntNano Singapore and NTU already has a S$2,000,000  research and development collaboration agreement   EDB
which has seen the establishment of its new research and development facility in Singapore.

Dr Allan Syms, Chief Executive Officer, said:
"I am very pleased with the award of this grant, as not only does it mean that we will begin to develop our
existing  machines to detect super bugs such as MRSA, but it shows how well the collaboration with  NTU  in
Singapore is working."

AntNano is based in Sedgefield, U.K., and Singapore.


Allan Syms, CEO, AntNano, on 01740 625283
Jon Isaacs, Alfred Henry Corporate Finance, on 020 7251 3762
Neil Camp, Ronin Communications, on 01944 759222
                 Issued by: AntNano Plc, Thomas Wright Way, Netpark, Sedgefield, TS21 3FD.

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