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Sciessent Acquires Agion Technologies

Agion Technologies Inc., Wakefield, Mass. — a provider of antimicrobial and odor-control technologies for textile, medical and industrial markets — has been acquired by Sciessent LLC, established and headed by Agion's senior management team. The acquisition includes Agion's intellectual property assets, including its national and international patents and patent-pending applications, as well as its proprietary expertise pertaining to anti-odor agents including Agion® silver-based antimicrobial technology and Agion Active™ dual-action anti-odor technology.

"With this acquisition, Sciessent assumes Agion Technologies' role as a global leader in providing sustainable technologies that benefit and enhance people's lives through medical devices, potable water and textile applications," said Paul Ford, CEO, Sciessent. "We are committed to innovation and expanded application of existing solutions and integration of other complementary technologies. ... We are also committed to the discovery, development and implementation of next generation environmentally responsible technologies."

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