Company Update

Over the past year, major developments at NanoLogix have drawn the attention of food processors, medical and veterinary facilities, universities, major diagnostic kit producers, government agencies, large and small clinics and hospitals, and various labs. Interest in our products continues to grow among both domestic and international entities.

Our BNF (BioNanoFilter) technology was covered in a peer-reviewed publication in the November 2011 American Journal of Perinatology. Additional papers by independent third-party researchers covering testing results for Group B Streptococcus, Tuberculosis and six additional bacteria utilizing both BNF and BNP (BioNanoPore) technologies are currently in various stages of draft and submittal to major science and medical journals.

It is important to note that NanoLogix has experienced notable product innovation during just the past two months. While executing testing and research activities, our partners have discovered extraordinary product performance improvements. The output from these third party efforts is leading to a series of changes with BNF diagnostic procedures. These developments are undergoing an intensive and accelerated battery of tests, the results of which remain confidential and sensitive and cannot be divulged until publication.

We have exhibited our BNF and BNP technologies at multiple events: the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Meeting and the BPM-media Food Safety Summit, both in Washington, D.C., and at the ASM annual meeting in New Orleans. Two questions recur at these events: “Have peer reviewed third-party papers been published?” and “Do your products have FDA approval?” As of this year our answer is: “two papers” and: “We are working with an experienced third party on FDA applications.”

NanoLogix received notification in July from the BioStart business incubator in Cincinnati of the unexpected closing of the laboratory facilities we had occupied since 2006. This was a subsidized facility, with distinct economic advantages for all 18 client companies. After an unsuccessful search for a replacement facility in Cincinnati, NanoLogix saw this as an opportunity to relocate the lab operation to our Hubbard, Ohio headquarters, allowing us to centralize R&D with production and administration. Relocation of NanoLogix laboratory facilities began at the end of September. Full laboratory operations resumed in December with a new science staff and significant equipment upgrades. The move and establishment of a fully equipped laboratory was a major achievement for NanoLogix. In a very short time period, we accomplished the entire process, from hiring qualified new scientists to replacing the Cincinnati-based staff, through the purchasing of new equipment. 

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Financial Matters

As of 1 February 2012, the company has 115,998,796 shares outstanding out of an authorized limit of 200,000,000 shares.

Our current monthly operations costs are approximately $60,000.00 That amount does not include the costs of FDA applications, NanoLogix-funded studies, other tests of our products by third parties, and new patent applications. At this point, NanoLogix is funded almost entirely by private placement stock sales, with approximately 25 qualified investors providing funding in exchange for common stock restricted from market sale for one year from date of issuance. To our knowledge, the majority of the private placement shares are retained by the investors after the one-year maturation. The company does not sell shares on the open market. That cannot be done without a new public stock offering and we foresee no justification for that to occur. 

Global in vitro diagnostics is currently estimated to have an annual value of $44 billion USD. NanoLogix’s management is focused on positioning our BNP and BNF technology to enter and capture a significant portion of that market. We believe that businesses, and indeed whole industries, that need or supply diagnostics will choose our faster, simpler and cheaper technology over expensive, highly complex equipment that cannot differentiate between live active-threat and dead bacteria.

NanoLogix recognizes the threat our small company poses to suppliers of existing diagnostic technologies. As any company that has evolved from pure R&D to mass production can attest, the transition phase entails unique costs. NanoLogix has met those costs in preparing a manufacturing facility for production, building out a fully operational laboratory, and developing three different levels of diagnostic kits. In view of potential market impact for what could be the fastest active-threat diagnostic technology in the world, it would be strategically ill-advised to reveal our current financials at this time.  The Board of Directors is in unanimous agreement on this strategy.

After consultation with Broadridge, a provider of shareholder meeting services for corporations, NanoLogix determined that the total cost of a shareholder meeting, either real or virtual online, lies in the range of $30,000. That is in consideration of the fact that the company now has over 3,000 shareholders. Practically all funds spent by the company have to be raised via private stock placement. With vision towards investing in crucial steps including patent filings, FDA approval applications, and testing recent discoveries, NanoLogix is delaying its virtual shareholder meeting until after our technology receives FDA approval and an increased revenue stream has been established.

We have been contacted by a number of companies domestically and internationally regarding business ventures and collaboration and are currently in talks with one Middle Eastern, two Turkish, and one Indian company interested in licensing, local production, and regional marketing. 

NanoLogix has unilaterally cancelled a letter of appointment it had with Advanced Medical German Company, a Kuwaiti company. The Kuwaiti company had financial responsibility for a planned clinical study in Europe that did not happen.

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Technology & Recent Developments

Over the past three years, NanoLogix has benefited from extraordinary relationships with several institutions.  These have led to exponentially reduced detection and identification times, plunging from days to hours to – very recently – minutes.  This outreach and teamwork is leading to advances that will change the future of diagnostics.  That is a huge claim.  It is being borne out in tests at this moment.  

NanoLogix’s BNF technology is currently being tested by the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Houston in a 300+ patient clinical study for detection and identification of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) in pregnancies. More than 280 patients in that study have been tested as of this date. Of significant note, this and other studies have resulted in improved protocol for use of our kits, which have now been protected with new patent applications/registrations.  Prior to this study the standard lab culture time for GBS was 48-72 hours for detection and identification, plus additional time for determining antibiotic sensitivity.  Initially, in 2010, tests using the BNF with GBS done in-house by NanoLogix provided results in about 15 hours, a remarkable reduction in detection and identification time. When NanoLogix teamed with the UTHSC-Houston to refine the test protocol, results began coming in at 4-6 hours. These results included detection, identification AND determination of antibiotic sensitivity. The importance of the results cannot be overstated, as the health of mother and baby depend on the most rapid determination of the presence of infection prior to birth.

In a stunning development that began in December, in studies by a yet-to-be-named third party, results have been attained for GBS, Anthrax, and other bacteria in one hour or less using the BNF.

Tuberculosis (TB)
TB has grown into a modern plague of almost Biblical scale, infecting an astounding one-third of the planet’s population, and killing 1.5 to 2 million people annually. NanoLogix has recently joined the World Health Organization’s StopTB Alliance in the effort to fight this threat.

Using NanoLogix BNP technology, researchers at an independent third-party R&D facility have recently attained results for TB live active-threat-bacteria detection within 4 days. Standard times for culturing live active-threat tuberculosis generally run into weeks.    

Developments in the past several weeks indicate possible BNF test results for detection and identification of live active-threat bacteria TB within hours. This would contribute a major new weapon in the fight to eliminate TB.  Not only is it vastly faster than other culture-based technology, it also promises diagnostics far cheaper and field-worthy than other technology…and with the ability to discern between live active-threat and dead bacteria, a vital identification which other technologies do not provide.

Food Safety
As it continues to explore other fields with market value, NanoLogix is developing its BNF product for early screening of a specific strain of Listeria. We are in the process of refining antibodies that should provide the ability to specifically differentiate the targeted strain from any others. This work is being done for a major food processing company in the United States.

Water Safety
In 2010, NanoLogix entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. One of the main microorganisms selected for detection is Cryptosporidium, an amoeba that caused the worst outbreak of waterborne illness in US history in Milwaukee in 1993. Recently NanoLogix achieved test results for Cryptosporidium with BNF technology in 3 hours. Standard detection and identification time is 14+ days.

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New Patents Granted and New Filings

In 2011 NanoLogix was granted patents for its BNC technology in the United States and China.

In 2011 the company filed a patent for a novel vacuum packaging for its petri dish kits called the “flat pack.” 

In 2012 the company filed a unique application for the use of Aptamers with NanoLogix detection and identification technologies.  According to our patent firm, this is the first known application for the use of aptamers in bacterial diagnostics.

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Collaboration and Partners

The management team at NanoLogix views the company’s relationships and collaborations as vital links to research, development, and professional communities.  Over the past three years, in good faith, the company has volunteered to announce or refer to arrangements, agreements and associations with two companies, a university hospital, and one US agency. Each of those entities has been contacted via email and telephone by persons identifying themselves as NanoLogix shareholders and requesting the equivalent of insider information concerning our business arrangements and technology results. NanoLogix has confidentiality agreements in place with each of these entities. The scientists and physicians who received these contacts consider them unethical behavior.  If not for NanoLogix’s strong professional relationships with these researchers the company could have incurred significant damage.  With regret, NanoLogix will no longer elaborate on business relationships until they enter advanced stages.

This is the most exhaustive operations detail furnished at any time by the company. We trust that for those who understand the unique position NanoLogix occupies with potentially world-changing diagnostics technologies, this update is informative and helpful.

Bret T. Barnhizer, Chairman of the Board, CEO
Daniel D. Barnhizer, Esq. Director
John Chatterton, Director
Jeffrey Long, Director

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2011 News Coverage

In total, NanoLogix articles and press releases appeared over 650 times in established news outlets. Of these, 40 were original articles. The majority were written by journalists, while the remainder were written by NanoLogix experts and staff. It is important to note that in all cases, there was no payment to outlets or journalists for the writing or placement of these articles.

A comprehensive list of coverage is as follows:

December 19, 2011

 Homeland Security Today: DHS Emerging Technologies: The 9/11 Generation Comes of Age

Author: Philip Leggiere

Focus: biodefense

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December 4, 2011

The Vindicator: Biotech Company Finds New Home In Hubbard

Author: Robert Guttersohn

Focus: Hubbard, OH

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November 11, 2011

 Food Technology: Nanotechnology Aids Development of Pathogen Biosensors

Author: Neil H. Mermelstein

Focus: food/beverage processing

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November 8, 2011

WFMJ NBC: NanoLogix Test Detects TB Much Faster

Author: Susan Campbell

Focus: Hubbard, OH

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November 7, 2011

The Vindicator: NanoLogix Test Helps With TB Detection

Author: Robert Guttersohn

Focus: Hubbard, OH

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November 1, 2011

Inside Business Magazine: Hubbard-Based NanoLogix Has Created A Faster Test For Deadly Bacteria By Making A Better Petri Dish

Author: Ryan Dezember

Focus: Ohio

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November 1, 2011

MedCity News: NanoLogix test shows promise in speeding up live tuberculosis detection

Author: Brandon Glenn

Focus: health

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October 1, 2011

Medical Design: Cover Story - Nanodiagnostics: Revolutionizing viable microorganism detection 

Author: Robert Guttersohn

Focus: health

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September 26, 2011

ADVANCE for Medical Laboratory Professionals: Redefining Rapid In The Age of Superbugs

Author: Jonathan Faro, MD, PhD, Sebastian Faro, MD, PhD

Focus: health

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September 26, 2011

 ADVANCE for Medical Laboratory Professionals: BioNanoPore, BioNanoFilter

Author: Kerri Hatt

Focus: health

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September 21, 2011

hiVelocity Media: NanoLogix Growth Fuels Move To New R&D Lab

Author: Dave Malaska

Focus: Ohio

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September 15, 2011

Pharma Manufacturing: RMM Roundup - A Focus On Fast

Author: Paul Thomas

Focus: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

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September 7, 2011

Cincinnati.com: NanoLogix to Move R&D Lab

Author: staff writer

Focus: Cincinnati, OH

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September 6, 2011

Cincinnati Business Courier: NanoLogix to Shift Business Out of Cincinnati

Author: staff writer

Focus: Cincinnati, OH

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September 6, 2011

Medcity News: Rapid Bacteria Test Company NanoLogix Moves R&D, plans new hires

Author: Brandon Glenn

Focus: health

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September 6, 2011

WKBN: Hubbard Biotech Firm Expanding

Author: staff writer

Focus: Hubbard, OH

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September 6, 2011

WKBN First News: Hubbard Biotech Firm Expanding

Author: staff writer

Focus: Hubbard, OH

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September, 7, 2011

 The Vindicator: Business Digest || Lab coming to area

Author: staff writer

Focus: Hubbard, OH

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August 25, 2011

Water 21: Results In Hours With New Quick Water Quality Test Kit

Author: staff writer

Focus: water

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August 24, 2011 

MIT Technology Review: The Petri Dish Gets a Makeover

Author: Lauren Gravitz

Focus: health

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 hiVelocity Media: NanoLogix says new research moves company a step closer to fast detection of Strep in moms, newborns

Author: Dave Malaska

Focus: Ohio

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August 9, 2011

 WKSU News: Ohio biotech company produces new test for potentially deadly bacteria strain that affects women and children during childbirth

Author: Amanda Rabinowitz

Focus: Northeast Ohio

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 In Vitro Diagnostics & Technology: Journal Publishes Results of Strep Research Using NanoLogix Technology

Author: staff writer

Focus: health

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August 8, 2011

WYTV News: Locally-Made Tests Kits 12 Times Faster Than Petri Dishes

Author: staff writer

Focus: Hubbard, OH

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The Vindicator: Hubbard biotech company scores breakthrough in Strep test

Author: Karl Henkel

Focus: Hubbard, OH news

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MedCity News: Group B strep test kits from NanoLogix can detect strep faster, trials state

Author: Brandon Glenn

Focus: health

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WKBN News: Locally-Made Test Kits 12 Times Faster Than Petri Dishes

Author: staff writer

Focus: Hubbard, OH

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Medical Laboratory Observer: Study shows Group B Strep can be identified  in four to six hours

Authors: Jonathan Faro, Allan Katz, Karen Bishop, Gerald Riddle, Sebastian Faro

Focus: health

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Microbe World: Group B strep test kits from NanoLogix can detect strep faster, trials state 

Author: A.G. Wartney

Focus: health

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August 1, 2011

Food Safety Magazine: Time Matters in the Detection of Microbial Contamination and the Prevention of Recalls 

Author: Bret Barnhizer

Focus: food/beverage processing

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Water21: Results in hours with new quick water quality test kit

Author: Catherine Fitzpatrick

Focus: water

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July 13, 2011

Pharma Manufacturing: Rapid Microbiological Technologies: A Talk With Bret Barnhizer of NanoLogix

Author: Paul Thomas

Focus: pharmaceutical manufacturing

Listen>>

 

June 10, 2011

MedCity News: NanoLogix eyes FDA clearance of rapid diagnostic bacteria tests

Author: Brandon Glenn

Focus: health

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May 19, 2011

Packaging Gateway: NanoLogix Adopts Protective Packaging

Author: staff writer

Focus: packaging

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April 15, 2011

Cincinnati Business Courier - NanoLogix Inc.: Innovation Awards Finalist

Author: staff writer

Focus: Cincinnati

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April 1, 2011

Medical Laboratory Observer: NanoLogix’ Barnhizer accelerates the rapid detection “revolution”

Author: Denise DiRamio

FocusFocus: health

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February 18, 2011

Lab Manager Magazine: Bacterial Culturing for Faster Microbe Detection

Author: Bret Barhnizer

Focus: health

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February 17, 2011

Reuters Television Global Business News: U.S. company says rapid diagnosis technology could save lives

Author: Rob Muir

Focus: national

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January 27, 2011

hiVelocity Media: NanoLogix' new breakthroughs raise Hubbard company's public profile

Author: Dave Malaska

Focus: Ohio

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