WesTech Engineering, Inc. and Microvi Biotech, Inc. sign exclusive alliance

Sept. 29, 2017
Agreement to commercialize Microvi’s biological water technologies.

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, SEPT 28, 2017 -- WesTech Engineering, Inc. has signed an exclusive alliance agreement with Microvi Biotech, Inc. to promote Microvi's innovative biological technologies for the water and wastewater industries. The agreement gives exclusivity to WesTech to promote Microvi's technologies in the U.S. and Canada, while also pursuing global partnerships.

The alliance builds on the foundation of existing partnership projects, including water and wastewater projects in California, Arizona, Illinois, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

WesTech's initial focus will be to provide turnkey solutions for drinking waternitrate removal. Microvi's innovative nitrate removal technology, DenitroviTM, has been awarded approval by California's stringent Division of Drinking Water (DDW), and is also NSF/ANSI 61 certified.

Microvi's water technologies are based on engineered polymer-microorganism composites – called biocatalysts – which contain a high density of a single species of microorganisms (natural, non-pathogenic, non-genetically modified). These biocatalysts actively convert targeted pollutants into non-harmful by-products without producing a biological waste stream.

"Biological treatment offers significant advantages for water treatment solutions," said Rex Plaizier, CEO of WesTech. "WesTech's broad manufacturing and process design experience, coupled with its extensive sales networks, are ideal for providing comprehensive solutions that will accelerate adoption of Microvi's revolutionary biological technology for water treatment," Plaizier said.

"This exciting alliance is another indication of Microvi's commitment to the water industry, which realizes significant benefits to our customers across the globe," said Dr. Fatemeh Shirazi, CEO of Microvi.

"These benefits include a small footprint, lower operating expenses, and no environmental impact. Our breakthrough technologies, coupled with WesTech's 45-year history of providing process solutions, align innovation, engineering, and experience in ways that will transform the way our customers treat water and wastewater," Shirazi said.

About WesTech Engineering, Inc.
We provide process solutions for water treatment, liquids/solids separation, and biological treatment needs to municipal, industrial, and minerals clients worldwide. Founded in 1973 and based in Salt Lake City, Utah, WesTech is an employee-owned company, with over 500 employees in seven countries. WesTech is ISO 9001 certified.

About Microvi
Microvi is a leading green technology company based in the San Francisco Bay Area that develops next-generation technologies for the water, wastewater and bio-based chemical industries. Microvi's approach has been demonstrated in a wide range of applications, including at large scale, to enable smaller footprints, increased productivity and disruptive economics compared to current technologies.

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