October 14, 2009 07:30 ET

MATECH Presents at Department of Homeland Security's Aging Infrastructure Conference at Columbia University

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - MATECH Corp. (OTCBB: MTCH) ( is pleased to announce that the Company's COO, Marybeth Miceli, was asked to present at the Department of Homeland Security's Aging Infrastructure Conference. The Conference was held at Columbia University, covering structure security, structural health monitoring, and asset management.

Ms. Miceli's presentation covered the hazard of fatigue to steel infrastructure and the means and methods of using advanced technologies to detect and monitor this hazard. She also briefly covered the FHWA's efforts in their Steel Bridge Testing Program to evaluate the technologies specifically tailored to this type of bridge damage.

Ms. Miceli presented information on MATECH's leading technology, the Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor™ (EFS) System and its capabilities to determine whether existing cracks on bridges are actively growing and to detect growing cracks indiscernible by conventional methods. She also discussed the importance of using this technology to verify retrofits and repairs for bridge owners.

MATECH has a proven track record of saving bridge owners money through improving bridge management and public safety with its cutting edge technology, the EFS System. Through eliminating subjectivity of inspections for cracking in bridge members (the FHWA has stated that 90% of these cracks are missed with visual inspection), MATECH is helping to eliminate wasted funds by prioritizing repairs and verifying their effectiveness immediately.

Robert M. Bernstein, CEO of MATECH, stated: "We are very pleased that the Department of Homeland Security is taking such an interest in our aging infrastructure, as well as advanced technologies, like our EFS system, needed to determine their viability. Ms. Miceli's presentation was able to effectively communicate why cutting-edge technologies like our EFS are so critical to keeping the American public safe, while at the same time safeguarding taxpayers' dollars."


MATECH Corp., founded in 1983, is an engineering, research and development company based in Los Angeles, CA. The Company specializes in technologies to measure microscopic fractures in metal structures. MATECH is now marketing its patented Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFS) and other advanced crack-detection technologies to bridge asset managers, railroad companies, and governmental agencies across the United States and internationally. To learn more, please visit:

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