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Manhattan Scientifics Acquires Metallicum, Inc.
Date:7/2/2008

ano-technology developed by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory in conjunction with their colleagues in Russia. "The advantages are easy to understand because a stronger metal means using less material for the same purpose. Less material translates to lighter weight and reduced environmental impact. For example, a lighter weight car uses less gas," said Terry Lowe, Ph.D., co-inventor of the nano-structured metals process, president and chief scientist of the Metallicum division. Lowe continued, "A lightweight industrial metal, like aluminum, can be manufactured to have the strength of steel. The technology is expected to trim thousands of pounds from airplanes and hundreds of pounds from cars without sacrificing structural strength or adding significant cost. The fuel savings to the American public will be significant as will the number of jobs created for Americans, particularly in New Mexico."

Dr. Lowe added, "A big airplane like a B747 has about 100,000 pounds of titanium in its construction. We believe our nano metals could reduce that weight by about 5% or 5,000 pounds."(1)

The nanostructured metals have wide implications for use in the medical device and prosthetics industries including dental implants, replacements for hips, shoulders, knees and cardio vascular stents. Clinical studies have already shown that bone integrates with these new metals up to 20 times faster. This means faster healing after surgery and ultimately longer lifetimes for nano-structured metals implants. Maslow added, "People are living longer and we need new parts. The biological acceptance of Nano Titanium by the human body is stunning."

Donald J. Sandstrom, a member of the MHTX science team and former senior leader of Materials Science and Technology Division at the Los Alamos Laboratory added, "New technologies are the life blood of the American society. During the most recent decades the technological achievements in electronics, beginning with the tran
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