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AVT release 6.27

June 27, 2012

Tests Show Rapid Disinfection of Tough Bacteria and Viruses (including Norovirus)
without Harmful Chemicals

Everett WA - Friday, June 22, 2012. Advanced Vapor Technologies has announced that data generated by three leading independent laboratories shows that the TANCS ® steam vapor system provides rapid disinfection of tough bacteria and even non-enveloped viruses (including Norovirus) without the use of harmful chemicals.

“We are very pleased to report this good news to end users of our equipment, because it means that they can reduce infection risks by using our system resulting in rapid disinfection without harmful chemicals,” said Rick Hoverson, principal of Advanced Vapor Technologies.

The following data was released by the independent labs performing the studies (reports available upon request).

Microorganisms Tested

Bacteria

Contact Time Result

MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staph. aureus) 5 Seconds Complete Disinfection

VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis) 5 Seconds Complete Disinfection

Salmonella enterica 5 Seconds Complete Disinfection

E. coli 5 Seconds Complete Disinfection

Shigella flexneri 5 Seconds Complete Disinfection

Pseudomonas aeruginosa 5 Seconds Complete Disinfection

Staphylococcus aureus 5 Seconds Complete Disinfection

Listeria monocytogenes 7 Seconds Complete Disinfection

Clostridium difficile (Endospores) 5 Seconds Complete Disinfection

Klebsiella pneumoniae (NDM-1 Strain) 5 Seconds Complete Disinfection

MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staph. aureus) 2 Seconds >99.5% Reduction

VRE (Vanco mycin-resistant Entero. faecalis) 2 Seconds >99.9% Reduction

Salmonella enterica 2 Seconds >99.9% Reduction

E. coli 2 Seconds >99.9% Reduction

Shigella flexneri 2 Seconds >99.9% Reduction

Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2 Seconds >99.9% Reduction

Staphylococcus aureus 2 Seconds >99.9% Reduction

Klebsiella pneumoniae (NDM-1 Strain) 2 Seconds >99.9% Reduction

Viruses

Norovirus (Feline Calicivirus) 7 Seconds >99.99% Reduction

Canine Parvovirus 7 Seconds >99.99% Reduction

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) H9N2 7 Seconds >99.99% Reduction

MS2 Virus (Non-enveloped "Indicator" Virus) 2 Seconds >99.9% Reduction

Fungi

Candida albicans 5 Seconds Complete Disinfection

Aspergillus niger 5 Seconds Complete Disinfection

Tricophyton mentagrophytes 7 Seconds Complete Disinfection

Candida albicans 2 Seconds >99.9% Reduction

Aspergillus niger 2 Seconds >99.9% Reduction

About Advanced Vapor Technologies

Advanced Vapor Technologies (AVT) is the maker of proprietary, water-only steam vapor cleaning and disinfection systems. AVT systems reduce health risks associated with typical chemical cleaners, eradicate a wide range of bacteria and pathogens, improve indoor environmental quality and help prevent indoor hazards and surface degradation associated with chemical use. TANCS® -http://advap.com/tancs/ a registered trademark of Advanced Vapor Technologies (AVT) - is many times more effective than standard chemical disinfectants, without the associated risks to people, the environment, and surfaces.