CAPS(.90)Caprius, Inc. Subsidiary Expands International Reach
Signs Agreements for Distribution of SteriMed System in Two New Markets
May 23, 2007 8:30:00 AM
HACKENSACK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Caprius, Inc. (OTCBB:CAPS) announced today that its subsidiary, M.C.M. Environmental Technologies, Inc., has entered into a non-exclusive distribution agreement in Japan and an exclusive distribution agreement in South Africa granting distribution rights for its SteriMed Systems for the on-site disposal of infectious medical waste.
Dwight Morgan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Caprius, commented, "Both Japan and South Africa experience exceptional challenges with the disposal of infectious medical waste that the SteriMed System is uniquely qualified to handle. In Japan, where landfill sites are limited and at a premium, SteriMed's ability to reduce waste by up to 90% provides an effective solution. In South Africa, where UNAIDS estimates that about 12% of the population is HIV infected, SteriMed's on-site disinfection system eliminates the danger of transporting infectious medical waste. These are clear and significant advantages."
Caprius, Inc is a manufacturer of proprietary equipment for the on-site disinfection and disposal of infectious medical waste through its subsidiary, M.C.M. Environmental Technologies, Inc. ("MCM"). The Company's innovative SteriMed technology simultaneously shreds and disinfects solid and liquid regulated medical waste, reducing the volume by up to 90% and rendering it harmless for disposal as ordinary waste. The SteriMed units are economical, compact, efficient and convenient, as well as environmentally friendly. The MCM patented technology offers an alternative to hauling and incinerating medical waste. Industry analysts estimate the medical waste market to be approximately $3 billion in the U.S. and approximately $10 billion worldwide. More information on the Company and MCM can be found at www.caprius.com and www.mcmetech.com.
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