Press Release

PAX Awarded ATP Grant

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., November 5, 2007 — PAX Scientific, parent company to PAX Water Technologies, was awarded a prestigious Advanced Technology Program grant from the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This three-year, $1.9M research and development grant will support the expansion of a new class of industrial mixing technology based on PAX’s biomimetic design approach. The proposal was one of only 56 funded out of an applicant pool of more than 600.

Jason Oppenheimer, Vice President of Marketing for PAX Water Technologies, said, “We’re delighted that NIST recognizes the potential benefits of biomimetic geometries in the design of high-efficiency mixers.” He continued, “Through the ATP project, PAX Scientific will accelerate the development of parametric processes for designing and optimizing mixing impellers, enabling the expansion of PAX Water Technologies’ product line across a wider range of water and wastewater process applications.”

The Advanced Technology Program (ATP) is a unique federal R&D program designed to support the commercialization of high-risk, high-reward technologies in a broad range of areas, including medical diagnostic techniques, alternative energy, transportation, nanotechnology, and energy conservation, among others. A battery of industry and technical experts and veterans of technology commercialization review all ATP proposals on the basis of technical merit and potential for broad benefits to the nation.

NIST promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. For questions about the Advanced Technology Program or NIST, please contact Michael Baum, NIST Public and Business Affairs Division at 301-975-2763 or

PAX Water Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of PAX Scientific, Inc., is licensed to develop, market, and distribute equipment incorporating PAX technology for the global water market.