September 1, 2019 (San Rafael)—PAX Scientific CEO Jay Harman announced today the launch of PAX’s first retail product. Flair is both a quiet portable fan and powerful room air-circulator. Fan design hasn’t fundamentally changed in 100 years; PAX’s understanding of natural vortices and high-quality engineering allows Flair to use up to 85 percent less electricity than conventional portable fans.

January 27, 2017 (San Rafael)—The Board of Directors of PAX Scientific announced today the acquisition of its subsidiary, PAX Water Technologies, Inc. by UGSI Solutions, Inc. As described by UGSI Solutions, “PAX Water Technologies is a power brand in the water industry focused on water quality.  PAX Water has established itself as a leader in water quality by developing and commercializing the most effective and elegant potable water tank mixing solutions in the industry.  Leveraging its success in tank mixing, PAX Water expanded its reservoir management technologies into DBP removal aeration systems with its TRS series of products and disinfectant residual boosting using its proprietary Residual Control System (RCS) technology.

The combination of PAX Water and UGSI Solutions creates the industry’s only complete set of water quality solutions focused on water distribution networks. From tank mixing, to DBP removal, to disinfectant residual management – UGSI Solutions is the only company offering the full set of “outside the fence” water quality solutions. With almost 100,000 tanks and reservoirs in North America, there is an enormous opportunity to improve distribution network water quality with the systems and technology offered by UGSI Solutions.”

June 30, 2015 (San Rafael)—PAX Scientific CEO Jay Harman was named one of the 2015 AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors, Run by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Lemelson Foundation, the program, which “strives to … cultivate a new and diverse generation of inventors and increase global understanding of the role of invention,” is to designed to celebrate and highlight the importance of invention in the modern economy.  

The Program’s goal is “to showcase the human face of inventors in order to inform, inspire, and influence thought leaders and global communities.”

October 7, 2014 (San Rafael)—Technologies from PAX Scientific appear in "A World of Solutions," a film by Louie Schwartzberg, narrated by Morgan Freeman.

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Recent press …

Jay Harman interviewed in Fantastic Fungi, book release August 2019, film release Fall 2019

Jay Harman profiled on The Explorers by BBC Future - Designed by Nature

Jay Harman interview by Nicol Raglan - Employing nature

Jay Harman interview on NPR / Dr. Moira Gunn’s Technation, January, 2016.


May 27, 2013 (San Rafael)—PAX Scientific CEO and co-founder Jay Harman announced today the publication of his book on the business of biomimicry, The Shark’s Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature is Inspiring Innovation. Published by White Cloud Press, the book will be released on June 25, 2013, and is available directly from the publisher or through Amazon.

The book, which explores the many biomimetic technologies currently being developed throughout the world, describes what Harman sees as a “new industrial revolution,” one that is changing industries as diverse as construction, biomedical devices, pharmaceuticals, transportation, and information technology. Additionally, selected applications developed by PAX Scientific (long a flagship for bio-inspired technology), are examined throughout the book.

In an advance review, Publisher’s Weekly said, “[Harman’s] vision of a biomimetic ‘new global economy’ is timely, crucial, and thrillingly eye-opening.”

For more information on the book, visit or White Cloud Press.