Manhattan Scientifics to Cooperate with Mihama

October 02, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Manhattan Scientifics Inc. (New York) announced that it is engaged in a cooperative effort with Mihama Corp. (Japan) to establish a Japanese industrial team to complete development and prepare its MicroFuel Cell technology for commercial production.

As part of this effort, Mihama presented a briefing during a trade show for portable information equipment held in Yokosuka, Japan. The briefing described Manhattan Scientifics' recent progress with its methanol-powered fuel cell and showed examples of cell elements and a prototype cell-phone holster charger used to continuously charge a phone, which the company calls a Power Holster.

Marvin Maslow, CEO of Manhattan Scientifics, said, "We have been pleased with the involvement of Ken Mihama who has personalized the working cooperation between our two companies with a visit to our headquarters in New York. The Mihama conglomerate has products and services that are used in a number of industries, including energy, electronics, pharmaceuticals, communications, construction and others. Our micro fuel cell development team in Los Alamos has demonstrated the efficacy of the Hockaday invention in the lab. Now it needs to be commercialized for mass manufacture and distribution. We believe Mihama has such ability within its family member companies. Our mutual intention is to bring product-to-market as quickly as possible."