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Research, Development and Licensing

We are committed to furthering the development of cutting edge rapid testing methods. Advances made to our patented STEPPI Technology as demonstrated in our revolutionary TOGS System provides the opportunity for researchers, corporations and academics alike, to look at food, water and pharmaceutical analysis in an entirely new light.

Until now, traditional batch sampling with its many disadvantages has been the only way to handle large numbers of samples.

The TOGS 9000 combined with AGACSS sophisticated communications software, makes batch sampling a system of the past, very importantly providing unlimited, more accurate analysis, in less time, with absolute laboratory and regulatory control, over the quality of the each analysis result.


"It is antiquated to believe that in this high tech world, where international almost instantaneous communications on every level are virtually unlimited, that microbial sampling would be the exception, requiring physical sample transportation to a laboratory, for batching. The only surprise is that it has taken this long for a company to develop the technology."


Currently the TOGS System is being utilized for microbial sampling. However we recognize that our simultaneous, incubation-spectrophotometry technology has many potential applications and markets for use, just a few of which are outlined above.

Currently companies are developing many rapid method reagents which could be very easily incorporated into use for monitoring such parameters, including anthrax, salmonella, listeria and others.

In this regard, we invite your proposals for Exclusive and Non-Exclusive Licensing Agreements from corporations, universities and others with products and /or specific market access that could benefit from use of our STEPPI Technology.

REFERENCES

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