This Agreement is made and entered into this 2nd day January 2002 , by and among MFIC Corporation , a
Delaware Corporation, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, Microfluidics Corporation, and its
Morehouse-COWLES Division (hereinafter collectively referred to as “MFIC”) and Vincent B. Cortina ,
referred to hereafter as the “CONSULTANT”.
WHEREAS , MFIC desires to avail itself of the services of CONSULTANT in connection with the marketing
and sale of MFIC’s patented and proprietary “Dual Stream” hi-pressure mixer/reactor Microfluidizer7 system
(the “Consulting Assignment”), and
WHEREAS , CONSULTANT desires to furnish its services to MFIC and to assist in such marketing and sales
NOW THEREFORE , for and in consideration of the mutual promises and premises contained herein, MFIC
and the CONSULTANT agree as follows:
This Agreement shall be for an initial period of six (6) months from the date of its execution but will automatically
renew and extend for a period of six (6) months unless earlier terminated by any either party at any time by the
provision in writing of notice of such party’s election to do so provided at least ten (10) business days prior to the
effective date of such termination.
The CONSULTANT shall, during the term of this Agreement, generally render his consulting services to MFIC
relating to the Consulting Assignment and such further tasks or duties as MFIC and CONSULTANT shall agree
upon from time to time (the “Services”).
CONTROL AND STATUS
(a) The CONSULTANT shall have the exclusive right to establish his own working hours, days of work and site
(s) where work is performed. The CONSULTANT is deemed to be an independent contractor for all purposes,
including but not limited to payroll withholdings, Workman’s Compensation Insurance, health, accident and
disability insurance, and agency and authority to act on behalf of MFIC.