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Infinite Machine's subsidiary, Spectra Science, announces Dr. Leon Cooper, Nobel Prize recipient, will chair its Science Advisory Board.

WARWICK, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 18, 1997--Spectra Science Corporation, a subsidiary of Infinite Machines Corporation (NASDAQ: IMCI), today announced that Leon Cooper, Ph.D., has joined Spectra Science as the Chairman of its Science Advisory Board.

Dr. Cooper, Thomas J. Watson Sr. Professor of Science at Brown University, has had a distinguished career in the scientific community. He is a world-class physicist whose work in superconductivity earned him the Nobel Prize in 1972. In 1968, he was awarded the Comstock Prize and, in the mid-1970s, Dr. Cooper received The Award of Excellence from Columbia University and Descartes Medal from Academie de Paris, Universite Rene Descartes. In 1985, Columbia College conferred on Dr. Cooper the John Jay Award, and in 1990, he received the Award for Distinguished Achievement from Columbia University. He currently holds seven honorary doctorates.

"Leon Cooper combines a powerful and world recognized scientific intellect with a keen commercial sense," said Nabil Lawandy, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Spectra Science. "His affiliation with Spectra will be an important asset in guiding our technology as well as validating our products to the business and investment community. We are extremely excited to have him on board."

Dr. Cooper has also made important contributions to the field of intelligent software that have been commercialized by Nestor, Inc., a company he co-founded. Nestor's adaptive pattern-recognition and risk-assessment systems, simulated in small conventional computers and in a Nestor Intel chip, learn by example to accurately classify complex patterns such as targets in sonar, radar, or imaging systems, and to emulate human decisions in various situations.

Dr. Cooper is also Founder and Director of Brown University's Institute for Brain and Neural Systems. The Institute devoted to the study of brain function and neural systems, brings together an international group of students, drawing on the worlds of biology, psychology, mathematics, engineering, physics, linguistics and computer science. The Institute's objective is to pave the way for the next generation of cognitive pharmaceuticals and intelligent systems for use in electronics, automobiles, and communications.

Dr. Cooper said, "I look forward to joining Spectra Science, a company that is poised to develop and rapidly commercialize breakthrough platform technology in the field of optical physics. I am honored to be joining the Science Advisory Board, which is comprised of several world-renowned experts spanning a number of scientific disciplines."

Spectra Science's Advisory Board is comprised of recognized experts in physics, electrical engineering, biology and medicine, reflecting the breadth and scope of the company's core technologies. Professor Shaoul Ezekiel holds appointments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in both the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Professor Ezekiel played a seminal role in the development of lasers and their use as sensors. In addition, Dr. Ezekiel was the Director of the MIT Center for Advanced Engineering Study from 1986-1995. Dr. Harold Fetterman is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and the first Director of the Center for High Frequency Electronics at UCLA. Professor Fetterman is one of the pioneers of quasi-optical Schottky diode receivers and oscillators at sub-millimeter wavelengths. Dr. Brian Wilson is the Head of the Division of Medical Physics at the Ontario Laser and Lightwave Research Center. Dr. Wilson is one of the key figures in the area of photodynamic therapy and is the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of QLT Phototheraputics, Inc.

Spectra Science Corp. is a materials company that will commercialize LaserPaint0/00 and Infinite Machines' exclusively licensed technology in the area of direct laser patterning of glass, which Infinite has transferred to Spectra Science.

Infinite Machines Corp. holds a majority interest in its Spectra Science subsidiary. Infinite is an industry leader in the areas of laser material processing, advanced manufacturing methods, and laser-applications technology.

CONTACT: Jon Siegal

Ronald Trahan

Ronald Trahan Associates, Inc.

617-332-0101

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Clifford Brockmyre

President

Infinite Machines Corp.

401-737-7900

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Nabil Lawandy, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Spectra Science Corp.

401-274-6528
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