EnWave Receives Contract from US Army to Jointly Develop Phytonutrient-rich Field Rations
Vancouver, B.C., June 15, 2017
EnWave Corporation (TSX-V:ENW | FSE:E4U) (“EnWave”, or the "Company" - https://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=297291) today reports that it has entered into a contract (the “Contract”) with the US Army Natick Soldier R&D Center (“US Army”) to jointly develop phytonutrient-rich field rations aimed to improve soldier success.
Prior to entering the Contract, EnWave collaborated with the US Army to evaluate the use of Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV™”) dehydration technology for the development of unique food ration products with a reduced footprint and improved quality and nutrient stability.
EnWave and the US Army intend to develop low weight, high quality, nutritious food rations using advanced REV™ drying technology. These products are intended to have quick rehydration potential and will be designed for transportability and easy consumption. All contracted work will take place at EnWave’s pilot plant facility in Vancouver, Canada. All other details of the Contract are confidential.
About US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC)
The Soldier’s RDEC – Ensuring dominance through superior Scientific and Engineering expertise NSRDEC provides the Army with innovative Science & Technology solutions to optimize Soldier/Team performance and improve combat readiness. By focusing on the Soldier domain, NSRDEC incorporates the latest innovations to maximize the Warfighter’s survivability, sustainability, mobility, combat effectiveness and field quality of life. Using basic science, technology generation/application/transition that enables rapid fielding of the right equipment when it is needed, NSRDEC continues to empower, unburden and protect Warfighters. NSRDEC’s Portfolios and Focus Areas concentrate on the “The Science Behind the Soldier” and include Soldier & Squad Performance Optimization, Expeditionary Force Projection, Maneuver and Sustainment, Human Systems Integration, Individual Multi-Threat Protection, and Soldier Systems Engineering Architecture.
EnWave Corporation, a Vancouver-based advanced technology company, has developed Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV™”) – an innovative, proprietary method for the precise dehydration of organic materials. REV™ technology’s commercial viability has been demonstrated and is growing rapidly across several market verticals in the food and pharmaceutical sectors. EnWave’s strategy is to sign royalty-bearing commercial licenses with industry leaders in multiple verticals for the use of REV™ technology. The company has signed twenty royalty-bearing licenses to date, opening up eight distinct market sectors for commercialization of new and innovative products. In addition to these licenses, EnWave has formed a Limited Liability Partnership, NutraDried LLP, to develop, manufacture, market and sell all-natural cheese snack products in the United States under the Moon Cheese® brand.
EnWave has introduced REV™ as the new dehydration standard in the food and biological material sectors: faster and cheaper than freeze drying, with better end product quality than air drying or spray drying. EnWave currently has three commercial REV™ platforms:
1. nutraREV® which is used in the food industry to dry food products quickly and at low-cost, while maintaining high levels of nutrition, taste, texture and colour;
2. powderREV® which is used for the bulk dehydration of food cultures, probiotics and fine biochemicals such as enzymes below the freezing point, and
3. quantaREV® which is used for continuous, high-volume low-temperature drying.
An additional platform, freezeREV®, is being developed as a new method to stabilize and dehydrate biopharmaceuticals such as vaccines and antibodies. More information about EnWave is available at www.enwave.net.
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