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Tuesday 07 October, 2008

Ahura Scientific, Inc.

Ahura Scientific Announces New European Partners

Company's Chemical Identification Solutions Now Represented in
Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, Benelux, and the Czech and
Slovak Republics

WILMINGTON, MA and ESSEN, GERMANY--(Marketwire - October 07, 2008) -
FROM SECURITY-ESSEN, HALL #7, STAND #329 -- Ahura Scientific, Inc., a
leader in rugged, ultra-compact instruments for chemical
identification, announced today it is expanding its presence in
Europe with three new distribution partners -- Nucletron Technologies
GmbH in Germany and Austria, HazmatLINK in the United Kingdom and
Benelux, and RMI in the Czech and Slovak Republics. Ahura Scientific
chose to work with these companies based on their demonstrated
success in serving their respective European markets. The company's
new partners have a strong understanding of the field-deployed
chemical identification solutions sought by first responders and
security personnel in their markets, which include commercial
entities, government agencies and the military. The three
distributors offer the company's safety and security solutions --
FirstDefenderĀ® and TruDefender(TM) FT.

Earlier this month, Ahura Scientific also announced that it has
entered new markets in China through the use of its FirstDefender
solution during the Summer Olympics and its donation of products
following the Sichuan Province earthquake. These activities, coupled
with the company's recent exhibition at Analytica in Shanghai,
further demonstrate the increasing demand for Ahura Scientific's
chemical identification products around the world.

"With a legacy that spans more than five decades, we've developed a
strong technical expertise within the German and Austrian markets,
which gives us a solid understanding of what new technologies will
have the greatest impact on and relevance to our region," said
Siegfried Leiss of Nucletron Technologies. "We took our time looking
for another technology for our customers and we're thrilled to
partner with a company like Ahura Scientific that is so truly focused
on innovation and technological excellence."

"Chemical threats are a growing problem facing every country in the
world, so it's imperative to provide access to solutions for
post-incident response and the prevention of potential attacks," said
Doug Kahn, chairman and CEO of Ahura Scientific. "We have selected
Nucletron, HazmatLINK and RMI based on their ability to provide the
kind of high-caliber technical insight and customer support that
Ahura Scientific is committed to delivering worldwide."

FirstDefender, the company's flagship Raman instrument, is currently
used by state, local, federal and foreign government agencies as well
as civilian and military organizations worldwide. It was built to
military specifications for ruggedness and provides exceptional
accuracy and ease of use. To support Ahura Scientific's global
customer base, FirstDefender and all documentation are localized in
Chinese, as well as French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

In addition, the company's TruDefender FT, a complementary FTIR
instrument, is built for use in a variety of emergency scenarios,
including hazardous spills or any situation where unknown substances
need to be quickly identified. With its rugged, ergonomic, and
user-friendly design and rapid response time, TruDefender FT delivers
the critical answers emergency personnel need, where and when they
need them.

When used alone, each instrument can rapidly provide the analysis
results needed to evaluate and identify unknown substances for safe
remediation. When used together, TruDefender FT and FirstDefender can
serve as confirmatory techniques and provide a more comprehensive
assessment of a given scenario for greater confidence in response.

Ahura Scientific will be exhibiting from Hall #7, Stand #329 at the
Security-Essen show, taking place at the Messe Essen Trade Fair
Ground in Essen, Germany, from October 7-10. To request a meeting at
the show, please contact [email protected]

About Ahura Scientific, Inc.

Ahura Scientific, Inc. is a leading provider of a new class of
ultra-compact analytical instruments. These rugged handheld
instruments are used for real-time identification of chemical
substances. Customers include government agencies and companies in
the safety and security, pharmaceutical, and consumer products
markets. Manufactured in the USA in an ISO 9001-certified facility,
the company's products offer exceptional portability and performance.
For more information, visit

About HazmatLINK

HazmatLINK was established in 2004 to provide innovative solutions
for the hazardous materials management and emergency response
markets. The company assists customers in their management of and
response to hazardous materials, and consults with the emergency
services and government sectors on planning and managing for
incidents involving hazardous materials throughout the United Kingdom
and Benelux. For more information, visit

About RMI

RMI has more than 15 years of experience working with applications
for spectroscopy techniques in both research and industry, including
techniques of elemental analysis (AAS, ICP-MS, XRF and LIBS) and
molecular spectroscopy (Raman, FTIR, NIR and Mass Spectroscopy).
Based in the Czech Republic, RMI distributes hazmat solutions
throughout Central Europe for field applications that identify and
quantify hazardous substances, wastes, explosives, narcotics, and
warfare materials. The company is focused on transferring its
customers' experience from laboratories to "in field" applications.
For more information, visit

About Nucletron Technologies GmbH

For more than 50 years, Nucletron Technologies GmbH has been the
leading source for high tech systems and components in Germany and
Austria. The company specializes in introducing new, pioneering
technologies to a market that has never before seen such solutions --
such as Iris scan systems and handheld IR cameras -- and focuses on
partnering with leading-edge technology manufacturers. For more
information, visit

For information, contact:
Jenny Viscarolasaga
Two Roads Communications, Inc.
P: +1-617-331-4944
E: [email protected]


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