SOURCE: Sionex Corporation

October 10, 2006 09:00 ET

Sionex microAnalyzer™ to Be Launched for Process Control

Company Will Exhibit at ISA 2006 and Launch the Sionex microAnalyzer™ OEM Sub-System

BEDFORD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2006 -- Sionex Corporation, a company focused on commercializing breakthrough chemical and biological sensors and systems, today announced that it will be exhibiting its new microAnalyzer product to interested OEMs at the upcoming ISA 2006 EXPO in Houston, Texas.

Designed for incorporation into OEM end-user products, the Sionex microAnalyzer combines Sionex's breakthrough patented microDMx™ technology with a miniaturized gas chromatographic module. The microAnalyzer will be available to OEMs for a wide variety of applications including: process control, air monitoring, building monitoring, fenceline monitoring, environmental monitoring and other situations requiring the detection and identification of trace chemicals.

Employing Sionex's patented microDMx technology, the sub-system offers the superior sensitivity and selectivity associated with the microDMx based products together with the added benefits associated with preconcentration and separation in a complete self contained sub-system requiring no external gases. In many applications, the sub-system will be capable of detecting and identifying chemicals down to parts per trillion (ppt) levels in complex matrices.

"This sub-system is different from our previous component offerings in that the Sionex microAnalyzer represents a complete solution which includes sample collection, sample separation, detection and identification," said Anthony D. Bashall, Sionex's VP of marketing and business development. "The microAnalyzer's unique capabilities have the potential to bring about a paradigm shift in detection systems by enabling the sensing of compounds on an unparalleled scale with unprecedented sensitivity and selectivity."

Sionex has existing commercial agreements with Varian, Thermo and General Dynamics and anticipates adding additional OEM partners in the process control arena with major vendors. Sionex's strategy is to form partnerships with major companies that will incorporate Sionex's microAnalyzer into their end-user products sold into the industrial, military, homeland security, diagnostic, healthcare, food and beverage, and consumer markets.

The microAnalyzer will be exhibited at Sionex's booth (# 3019) at ISA EXPO 2006 in the Reliant Center, Houston, Texas from Monday, October 16th to the close of the expo on Thursday, October 19th, 2006.

About Sionex Corporation

Sionex Corporation is focused on commercializing breakthrough chemical and biological sensor chips and systems based on its proprietary microDMx detection technology. Sionex maintains its worldwide headquarters and laboratories in Bedford, Massachusetts. The Company is privately held and was founded in 2001 with patented technology licensed exclusively from The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory. Additional information about Sionex Corporation is available at

microAnalyzer™ and microDMx™ are trademarks of Sionex Corporation.

Forward-looking Statement

Some statements in this announcement constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Sionex Corporation to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements included in this announcement will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of this information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that the objectives and plans of the Company will be achieved.

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