Innova Develops Biological Water Bottle Filter Capable of Removing Anthrax Spores

Updated: Wed, Nov 07 8:40 AM EST

Innova sports bottle filterCLEARWATER Fla., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Innova Pure Water, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: IPUR) reports development of a personal, biological water filter capable of successfully removing anthrax spores. Innover states that independent tests conducted by the University of South Florida have proven the Innova filter can remove more than 99.999999% (8 log of a non-pathogenic surrogate) of anthrax spores.

The filter fits into a portable sport bottle and is said to be capable of treating up to 75 gallons of water. In addition to anthrax spores, the filter should remove other bacteria, cysts and protozoa that have been found in drinking water. The filter is expectyed to be priced between $39-$49.

Distribution of the new filters to specific mass merchants and outdoor retailers should commence in December. Other models are being developed for the military as well as for international applications to prevent waterborne diseases. Additional announcements are forthcoming.

"Development of the Innova biological filters has been underway for several years, stimulated by the need for microbial protection among outdoorsmen and throughout the world's developing nations," said John E. Nohren, Jr., Chairman and Founder of the company. "We quietly introduced the filter more than two months ago at an outdoors trade show in Utah."

"In the wake of recent volatility in Innova's stock price and trading volume, and the growing public demand for safe, pure drinking water due to the anthrax scare, management deemed it necessary to make immediate disclosure of the groundbreaking breakthrough and our marketing and distribution plans," Nohren said.

Innova Pure Water, founded in 1985, is based in Clearwater, FL.

A press release with a downloadable photo of the filter, and additional information on the company and its water filter products can be found at


Rose C. Smith, President & CEO, Innova Pure Water, Inc., Clearwater FL, 727-572-1000,