SEATTLE, WASHINGTON -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/13 -- Peptide Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: PEPT)(OTCQB: PEPT), an organic coatings company specializing in underwater applications is pleased to report that ASI Group Ltd., on behalf of Ontario Power Generation Niagara Plant Group, has completed its six-month evaluation report of its patent-protected proprietary organic anti-fouling coatings formula to prevent the attachment of hard fouling agents of treated structures in the Great Lakes area. ASI showed that the Company's coatings showed significantly fewer settlement stage mussels during the 2012 reproductive season and were successful in preventing settlement on treated plate surfaces. Testing was conducted from June 6, 2012 - December 8, 2012 in Lake Moodie, Ontario, Canada. Peptide Technologies' organic paint coating was applied to a rack system and submerged for a period of six months. During the trial, treated and control panels were periodically pulled up out of the water and examined for the presence of zebra / quagga mussels. ASI Group Ltd. concluded that Aquanatural showed considerable promise as an anti-fouling paint in preventing the attachment of mussels in the freshwater environment. The Company's coatings are deemed to be non-hazardous and non-toxic and as a result are classified as a non-dangerous good. More information and detailed photographs about this study can be found at www.peptidetechnologiesinc.com/test-site-results/great-lakes/.
About ASI Group
ASI Group Ltd. was founded in 1987 as Aquatic Sciences Inc. by a small team of industry professionals committed to providing integrated engineering, ecological and marine services to clients worldwide. In the late 1980's, ASI gained a global reputation for their proactive response to the zebra mussel infestation of the Great Lakes. ASI has the distinction of being the first to perform a chlorination treatment for zebra mussels in North America. To complement the successful zebra mussel program, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) were introduced to ASI's list of services during the early 1990's. This allowed for the team to inspect underwater areas that a diver simply could not access due to safety, space or depth issues. The acquisition and operation of the ASI Mantaro ROV earned the company an esteemed place in the Guinness World Book of Records. This vehicle stands alone as the world's only ROV capable of traveling 10 km (6.2 mi) in distance from a single access point. ASI has completed inspections of a 120 km water supply tunnel in Finland, 9.8 km tailrace tunnel in New Zealand and an 8 km head race tunnel in Chile. ASI is a full-service engineering and technology based company with a focus on all aspects of underwater infrastructure inspections, maintenance, repair and the design, build and operation of water and wastewater treatment facilities. Presently, the ASI team consists of over 100 experts including Professional Engineers; Certified Engineering Technologists; Environmental and Engineering Technicians; Water Quality Analysts; Licensed Commercial Divers; and Underwater Inspection; Surveyors and Hydrography specialists. More information can be found at www.asi-group.com.
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