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  • lntw0 lntw0 Apr 5, 2013 12:22 PM Flag

    ok, some good news...

    Pharmafilter closed the deal on the Hospital in Zeeland. I googled the facility and it's a large regional hospital, so it's a sign of confidence in the process and value. Here's the translation from Dutch

    A revolutionary system for hospital waste and sewage
    ZorgSaam start as a second hospital in Europe with the construction of Pharmafilter. All waste in the hospital at the end of this year at the department and grind through sewage discharged to the treatment plant. In this installation, the organic waste is converted into biogas, which is used for the energy and heat of the installation. The plant purifies the wastewater of drug residues. With Pharmafilter uses less energy and water and reduce waste disposed. Results from the Reinier de Graaf Hospital in Delft, where the system is now two years running, showing great advantages in terms of more efficient and environment (see box).

    ZorgSaam is the proven system applying in Terneuzen. Preparations for the construction of the plant (19 x 20 m wide and 5.5 m high), after the environmental permit has been granted recently, started this week. The installation is in a workshop in 10 containers constructed, transported to Terneuzen and there on the foundation mounted.
    ZorgSaam is proud that with the implementation of the concept Pharmafilter forefront of sustainability in health care. Various general and university hospitals are interested in Pharmafilter. ZorgSaam precursor is intended to actively cooperate with these hospitals, including through the joint purchasing of disposables.
    Independent research shows that drug residues in wastewater are found after processing by Pharmafilter below the detection limit. An important milestone because hospitals are responsible for 20 to more than 45% of drug residues and endocrine disruptors in the Dutch wastewater.

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    • This company has nearly $50 million in cash, hundreds of patents (nearly 700), several significant licenses and a few nice research grants. They still have at least a year of time on their side...

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • If they announce that they are going to consider bankruptcy like AFFY, it's going to flat rattle some folks.

    • continued...
      The grinder Tonto in the department ensures that staff have less classroom with potentially contaminated objects and therefore hygienic and faster. Biodegradable pots made from potato peelings, replacing the steel pots. After use, these disposable bedpans with other hospital waste such as food scraps, needle cups, gauze and blood products used in the grinder hopper. The existing sewer system carries the waste away to installing Pharmafilter. The organic waste and bioplastics are fermented and converted into biogas, the conventional waste decontaminated and removed.
      Pharmafilter delivers the Reinier de Graaf, the following savings and environmental benefits:
      550,000 liters of hot water per year,
      no levy wastewater,
      50% waste costs,
      50000 elevator movements,
      3 containers truck transporting a week.

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      • Another source added this: "Various general and university hospitals are interested in Pharmafilter. ZorgSaam precursor is intended to actively cooperate with these hospitals, including through the joint purchasing of disposables".

        This is what drove the agreement with China. Pharmafilter and hospitals need assurances that material supply is guaranteed. Though mblx could still cr$$ out, this is an application that should make them more attractive.

 
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