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Sono-Tek Announces Sale to Advanced Animal Diagnostics

Sono-Tek Corporation (OTC QB: SOTK) is pleased to announce the sale of a precision ultrasonic coating system to Advanced Animal Diagnostics of Durham, N.C. The unit will used for the application of animal diagnostic device manufacturing.

According to R. Stephen Harshbarger, Sono-Tek’s president, Sono-Tek has sold equipment for human diagnostic device manufacturing for several years, but this is the company’s first entrance into diagnostic devices for animals. “Advanced Animal Diagnostics brings point-of-care testing to the farm, taking a ‘point-of-cow’ approach,” he says. “Its on-farm diagnostic products provide early, accurate and rapid detection of diseases, helping livestock producers make proactive management decisions that improve animal health and increase profitability.”

Advanced Animal Diagnostics’ Vice President of Engineering and Manufacturing, David Calderwood says the company chose Sono-Tek ultrasonic coating machinery because of the equipment’s high precision and repeatability. “Our flagship, portable automated reader, QScout® Farm Lab, makes accurate diagnostic results available on the farm in minutes, so our diagnostic devices need to be manufactured with both accuracy and cost-effectiveness in mind,” he says. “Sono-Tek was able to meet our coating needs, while assisting us in proving the application in the Sono-Tek lab.”

Sono-Tek ultrasonic spray systems are proven in a wide range of precision spray applications worldwide; including implantable medical device coatings such as stents, printed circuit board spray fluxing, solar and fuel cell manufacturing, nano-layers deposited onto glass, food and other industrial coatings applied to any width production lines. Sono-Tek’s environmentally friendly ultrasonic spray systems feature up to an 80 percent reduction in spray material and dramatic reductions in waste and energy consumption.

Advanced Animal Diagnostics provides livestock producers with diagnostic products that improve profitability and enable enhanced precise care of animals, so they live healthier, more productive lives. The company develops and commercializes on-farm diagnostic tests, such as QScout® MLD test for early detection of subclinical mastitis in dairy cows.

For further information about Sono-Tek, contact Steve Harshbarger, at 845-795-2020, or visit our website at

For further information about Advanced Animal Diagnostics, contact Allen Moczygemba, at 919-825-1629, or visit its website at

Sono-Tek Corporation is a leading developer and manufacturer of liquid spray products based on its proprietary ultrasonic nozzle technology. Founded in 1975, the Company’s products have long been recognized for their performance, quality, and reliability.

This earnings release contains forward looking statements regarding future events and the future performance of Sono-Tek Corporation that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These factors include, among other considerations, general economic and business conditions; political, regulatory, competitive and technological developments affecting our operations or the demand for our products; timely development and market acceptance of new products; adequacy of financing; capacity additions, the ability to enforce patents, acceptance of our advanced medical device platform; continued penetration into the U.S. and European food coating and solar energy markets, maintenance of order backlog, consummation of order proposals, continued sales strength in multi access coating units, stent coating, semiconductor and PCB fluxing, stability of overseas markets and the ability to achieve increased sales volume at projected levels and continued profitability. We refer you to documents that the company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which includes Form 10-K and Form 10-Qs containing additional important information.