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13 September 2012

AQUAPORIN’S FIRST PATENT IN CHINA PROCEEDS TO GRANT

An important milestone in Aquaporin's patent strategy was reached on August 7, 2012 when the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China issued the Notification on Grant of Patent Right to Aquaporin's patent application titled "MEMBRANE FOR FILTERING OF WATER".

This is Aquaporin's first Chinese patent application which has proceeded to grant in preparation for the company's entry on the huge and interesting Chinese market. A number of other patent applications are in the pipeline to further secure Aquaporin's portfolio in China.

- The Notification on Grant of Patent Right from the Property Office of the People's Republic of China is a huge and valuable milestone in our efforts of securing exclusivity for the Aquaporin Inside™ Technology in China” states Peter Holme Jensen CEO of Aquaporin.

The final patent version will be posted on Aquaporin's website when available. Please contact Head of IP Department Marianne Spanget Larsen at msl@aquaporin.dk or mobile phone +45 2710 2077 if you wish to discuss the possibility of obtaining a licensing agreement to the invention. For further information please contact CEO Peter Holme Jensen, Aquaporin A/S, phone +45 82 30 30 82.

About Aquaporin A/S

Aquaporin is a Danish cleantech company dedicated to revolutionising water purification by means of industrial biotech techniques and thinking. The company has developed the unique and proprietary Aquaporin Inside™ membrane technology for purification of water, by use of nature’s own method. The target is to develop, produce and commercialise Aquaporin Inside™ membranes for industrial water treatment purposes and desalination of seawater. Aquaporin is a company in the M. Goldschmidt Holding group.>

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