News | November 8, 2007

U.S. Navy Places Order For SteriMed System

Hackensack, NJ - Caprius, Inc.'s subsidiary, M.C.M. Environmental Technologies, Inc. ("MCM"), announced that an order has been received from the United States Navy for an additional SteriMed Junior System.

Of the many commercially available on-site medical waste processing systems reviewed by the U.S. Navy, the SteriMed ranked among the highest in meeting the needs (sterilization capability, size, ability to reduce the volume of waste and ability to render the waste non-recognizable) identified for evaluation aboard ship. MCM has worked closely with the Navy during a year-long evaluation program which involved the modification of the commercial version of SteriMed Junior for shipboard deployment.

"We are pleased with the U.S. Navy's continued investment in the SteriMed system as they develop a viable on-site medical waste management solution for the unique shipboard environment. We are encouraged by the Navy's request for this additional SteriMed system and remain hopeful that our system is an effective alternative for the entire U.S. Navy fleet," said Dwight Morgan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Caprius.

In September, MCM announced the first deployment of a SteriMed Junior unit for evaluation on an LHD Class flagship vessel within the Navy's Expeditionary Strike Group.

SOURCE: Caprius Inc.