TORONTO and NEW YORK, March 26 /CNW/ - Micromem Technologies Inc., (Micromem, the "Company") (OTC BB: MMTIF, CNSX: MRM) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Micromem Applied Sensor Technologies, Inc. (MAST) (www.mastinc.com), provide the following update on executed manufacturing and supply agreements and other business initiatives that were outlined and discussed in our December 15, 2009 press release.
1. We are proceeding towards the next round of product testing of
additional keyboard substrates with the objective of obtaining
required regulatory approval and certification. The certification
process and timetable is managed by the licensing authorities. Once
completed, the Company will be positioned to sell these certified
units under the terms of the agreement previously struck with its
2. We continue to negotiate a form of a business development agreement
with BAE. A further update to the shareholders is subject to a
mutually agreed upon press release by the two companies.
3. Micromem intends to file a submission to obtain FDA 510(k) clearance
for the medical device which incorporates our magnetic sensors for an
adjunctive screening indication in the breast. We have engaged expert
FDA counsel to provide regulatory advice and assistance in preparing
the FDA submission. Once submitted, the review process depends in
large part on the type and amount of additional information FDA
requests regarding the device, if any, and how quickly Micromem can
provide the requested information. FDA's clearance of a 510(k) notice
for the device would authorize the device to be marketed for the
listed indications in the United States.
4. Norwegian EM Technology (NEMT) continues to test our magnetic device
for exploration purposes. Our discussions and negotiations with NEMT
are proceeding satisfactorily and test results have been better than
5. Development work continues on both our mining and our oil sensor
prototypes as part of our client/product pipeline.
6. We have further invested in our IP portfolio during Qi 2010 as the
business developments described above have evolved and provided future
7. The parent company of NanoOpto recently announced that its NanoOpto
operations will be discontinued. We are currently meeting with
NanoOpto to confirm the timing and remaining costs associated with the
completion of the development work on the concentrator for our Hall
sensor. The completion date for this development project has been
extended beyond the first quarter of calendar 2010 and the Company may
need to secure an alternative supplier.
Joseph Fuda, president and CEO states, "Micromem has reached the point where our joint development partners have satisfied themselves that all technical representations that have been made are accurate and that their products can function in either an improved fashion or in an entirely new way using our technology. Once again we have done something that we promised to do. We found interested partners and we began building, testing and evaluating our technology in combination with our partners."
Whereas Micromem anticipated that it would be positioned to report revenues from the initiatives described in points (1) and (3) above by March 31st, as reported in December 2009, its expectations at this stage are that these revenue opportunities will be realized in the 2010 as the delays in commercialization have been due to production logistics and required regulatory approvals.
Micromem will provide further updates on these developments as they occur.
About Micromem and MASTInc
MASTInc is a wholly owned U.S.-based subsidiary of Micromem Technologies Inc., a publicly traded (OTC BB: MMTIF, CNSX: MRM) company. MASTInc responsibly analyzes the specific industry sectors to create intelligent game-changing applications that address unmet market needs. By leveraging its expertise and experience with sophisticated magnetic sensor applications, MASTInc successfully powers the development and implementation of innovative solutions for healthcare/biomedical, natural resource exploration, government, information technology, manufacturing, and other industries. Visit www.micromeminccom www.mastinc.com.
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For further information: For further information: Investor Contact: Jason Baun, Chief Information Officer, Micromem Technologies Inc., (416) 364-2023; Media Contact: CPR for MAST Inc, Dana Taormina, (201) 641-1911 x53, dtaormina @cpronline.com