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KRUG INTERNATIONAL ENGINEER NAMED TOP NASA INVENTOR

 KRUG INTERNATIONAL ENGINEER NAMED TOP NASA INVENTOR
 DAYTON, Ohio, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Krug International


(NASDAQ: KRUG) today announced that one of its engineers has been named Inventor of the Year by NASA for helping develop a rotating wall bioreactor that grows human cells in weightless conditions. The invention is a potential first step in eventually growing replacement tissues for transplanting.
 Tinh T. Trinh, of Krug Life Science Inc. at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, was cited along with David A. Wolf and Ray P. Schwarz for the invention of a "Horizontally Rotated Cell Culture System with a Coaxial Tubular Oxygenator." That, simply is a new type of a bioreactor that permits the growth of cells in a three-dimensional structure which duplicates the form and function of natural tissue.
 "We are extremely proud of Mr. Trinh's work on this bioreactor innovation," said T. Wayne Holt, the corporation's executive vice president and president of Krug Life Sciences Inc. "This is one more example of the kinds of contributions Krug International has been making to the nation's space and aerospace programs for the past 30 years." Scientists have for years been growing cells outside the body, but gravitational effects limited the ability of certain cells to assemble themselves into the types of complex tissues that grow in the human body. Mr. Trinh and his collaborators found that by rotating the cells in the bioreactor at controlled speeds, they could approximate a weightless, space-like environment.
 Scientists have already been able to grow unusually large and authentic cultures of many cell lines including human brain tumor, small intestine, and colon cells. And researchers have been quick to find other uses for the invention. Studies are already being conducted on ovarian cancer, the Norwalk virus, and chemotherapeutic protocols, as well as testing the growth of healthy cells for actual transplantation.
 By growing these cells ouside the body, the researchers are able to better understand the effects of diseases than by studying either laboratory animals or two-dimensional cell cultures.
 Trinh, an honors graduate of Lamar University, joined Krug Life Sciences Inc. in 1985. He currently serves as a lead technician in the design and construction of various cell culture devices at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
 Krug Life Sciences Inc. - Houston Division, located in Houston, conducts a diverse array of biomedical services for NASA. The division's interdisciplinary staff has provided research and development support to NASA's Medical Sciences Division and has played an important role in the ultimate success of the Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz and Space Shuttle Missions.
 Through its three businesses -- Aerospace in the U.S.; Leisure Marine and Housewares in the U.K. -- Krug International provides government, industry and consumers with a wide variety of products and services.
 Krug International common shares are traded on the NASDAQ National Market System, symbol KRUG; Wall Street Journal OTC National Market issue, symbol KRUG.
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