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Block Engineering Moves to a New Facility

Marlborough, Massachusetts – October 1, 2008

Block Engineering announced today that it has moved its headquarters to a new, state-of-the-art facility at 377 Simarano Drive in Marlborough, MA 01752. The new facility will provide the necessary laboratory and office space in order to support the company's growing products lines in MEMS and laser spectrometers. The company maintained its current operations at Boston University's Photonics Center in Boston, MA.

For directions to the new facility, please check at: http://www.blockeng.com/directions.htm.

About Block Engineering:

Founded in 1956, Block Engineering is a leading developer of high performance FT-IR spectrometers for chemical detection and analysis to military, government, commercial, and industrial customers. Its Mobile Chemical Agent Detector (MCAD) system, in partnership with Northrop Grumman Corporation, and, PORTHOS™, a portable FT-IR spectrometer system, remotely detect chemical threats as far as 3 miles and protect against chemical warfare agents and weapons of mass destruction. Block's systems are currently used to protect critical infrastructure in the Washington Capital region. Following this success, Block has applied its extensive knowledge of spectroscopy and chemical detection towards revolutionary MEMS-based, miniaturized, laser and FT-IR spectrometers, such as the ChemPen™, a low cost, FTIR chemical detector the size of a fountain pen.

Block Engineering is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA. For more information, visit blockeng.com.

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