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Microfluidics Expands Distributorship in Japan with Exclusive POWREX Partnership to Meet Increased Demand in Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Energy Industries
Date:6/3/2009

NEWTON, Mass., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microfluidics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microfluidics International Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: MFLU), and POWREX Corporation have entered into an exclusive distributorship agreement whereby POWREX will market, sell and service Microfluidizer(R) high shear fluid processors in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and energy industries throughout Japan.

Japan is the second-largest individual country pharmaceutical market in the world, and is a clear leader in innovative energy technologies, including fuel cells and photovoltaics. With this agreement, POWREX customers throughout Japan will be able to take wider advantage of the unique benefits provided by Microfluidizer high shear fluid processors to improve quality and efficiency in the lab as well as production.

POWREX will distribute the entire line of Microfluidizer top-down processors, which represents the widest range of pharmaceutical processors available, as well as novel Microfluidics Reaction Technology (MRT) for bottom-up creation of nanoparticles and efficient nanoencapsulation via continuous crystallization and chemical reactions.

"Microfluidics is honored to partner with such a respected corporation as POWREX," said Michael C. Ferrara, Microfluidics Chief Executive Officer. "We believe Microfluidizer processors are the undisputed gold standard in the biopharma industry, and MRT represents a tremendous opportunity particularly for energy researchers. We believe POWREX is well positioned to bring these technologies to a market eager for solutions."

Established in 1950 as Fuji Kikai Kohgyo Co, Ltd., and based in Hyogo, POWREX has grown over the past half-century to become one of the largest processing technologies companies in Japan. POWREX partners with its customers to deliver value-added original powder processing solutions including hardware, software and engineering services. By supplementing these core offerings with Microfluidics technology, POWREX will provide a more complete suite of best-in-class processors and scientific expertise to support customers' demanding research requirements.

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About Microfluidics

Microfluidics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microfluidics International Corporation, is a supplier of advanced fluid processing equipment and reaction technology for laboratory, pilot scale and manufacturing applications. Microfluidics is a leader in innovative technology and comprehensive solutions for formulations requiring repeatability and for the production of uniformly distributed nanoparticles.

Microfluidics has been a worldwide supplier of Microfluidizer(R) high shear fluid processing systems to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetics industries since 1984. As a leader in the field, Microfluidics has enabled numerous companies and institutions to formulate, validate and produce licensed drugs for the worldwide healthcare market.

Companies seeking to produce difficult-to-formulate products or to find better methods of bio-processing can take advantage of complimentary sample testing at any of three Microfluidics facilities. Visit www.microfluidicscorp.com, email mixinginfo@mfics.com or contact Microfluidics at 800.370.5452 for application information.


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