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AdvantaPure® Receives a Patent for Its Hose Track(TM) Identification & Tracking System


Uses RFID Technology to Monitor Process Equipment Usage & Replacement

Southampton, PA - AdvantaPure is pleased to announce that its Hose Track Process Equipment Identification and Lifecycle Analysis System has received U.S. Patent Number 7,195,149. Developed for hose assemblies used in pharmaceutical, food and beverage, biomedical, chemical, and other high-purity applications, Hose Track also works with other process equipment, including pumps, bio-bags, filters, diaphragm valves, UV lamps, tanks, and vessels.

Hose Track uses RFID technology and software to identify parts and monitor on-going, wear-related events, such as cleaning cycles, the number of batches processed, and other user-defined occurrences. It involves read/write RFID tags and readers to provide a solution for the critical job of process component maintenance and replacement.

"Obtaining this patent was important," notes Ken Baker, CEO. "Hose Track is unique in that it involves read/write RFID tags that are permanently attached to hoses and equipment. We wanted to protect the Hose Track system and having the patent does that."

Since its invention a few years ago, Hose Track has expanded to include a new gamma-radiation-resistant tag called GammaTag(TM). Capable of withstanding gamma radiation sterilization, GammaTag is ideal for process components requiring this high level of purity. It also simplifies sterilization for single-use systems, which are becoming more and more popular due to their cost savings and reduced contamination risks. A single-use process system may be gamma radiation sterilized as a finished unit, complete with GammaTag.

Other U.S. and foreign patents involving Hose Track are pending.

About AdvantaPure and NewAge® Industries

AdvantaPure, a division of NewAge Industries, specializes in ultra-clean products for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, chemical, and cosmetic industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity.

In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures and fabricates thermoplastic and thermoset tubing and hose. The company offers one of the broadest product lines of tubing, hose, and fittings in the U.S., and its custom extrusion and fabrication services are unrivaled. NewAge Industries maintains a large inventory and prides itself on same-day shipment of 98% of orders for its core product lines. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.

For more information on Hose Track, contact the team at AdvantaPure, 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 888-755-4370 or 215-526-2151; fax 888-258-4293 or 215-526-2167; e-mail: sales@advantapure.com;

product-specific web page: www.advantapure.com/hosetrack_01.htm

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