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Promissory Note - Nephros Inc. and Joseph Giamanco

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                                 PROMISSORY NOTE


                                  NEPHROS, INC.
                           NOTE DUE December 26, 2003

$200,000                                                  December 26, 2002

     NEPHROS, INC. (the "Company"), for value received, hereby promises to pay
to Joseph Giamanco (the "Payee" or the "holder"), on December 26, 2003 (the
"Maturity Date"), the principal sum of $200,000 ("two hundred thousand
dollars"), together with interest (as described in Section 1). Payee's address
is 4 White Rock Terrace, Holmdel, NJ 07733.

1.   Interest

     The Company promises to pay interest in the rate described below on the
unpaid principal amount of this promissory note (the "Note"). The interest rate
shall be 7% (seven percent) per annum, calculated quarterly in arrears, from the
date hereof to March 31, 2003; 10% (ten percent) per annum, calculated quarterly
in arrears, from April 1, 2003 to April 30, 2003; and 15% (fifteen percent) per
annum, calculated quarterly in arrears, from May 1, 2003 to the Maturity Date.
The first interest payment date shall be March 31, 2003 and thereafter interest
shall be payable quarterly in arrears.

2.   Prepayment

          (a) Optional Prepayment. At any time upon 5 days prior written notice
to the Payee, this Note may be prepaid by the Company, together with accrued
interest on the portion prepaid, in whole or in part, without penalty or

          (b) Mandatory Prepayment. The Company shall prepay all of the
principal amount of, together with accrued but unpaid interest on, this Note no
later than thirty days after the consummation of the Company's initial public

3.   Events of Default and Remedies

          The following shall each constitute an "Event of Default" hereunder:

          (a) the failure of the Company to make any required payment of
principal of or interest on this Note;

          (b) the Company, pursuant to or within the meaning of any Bankruptcy

          (i)  commences a voluntary case,


          (ii) consents to the entry of an order for relief against it in an
               involuntary case,

          (iii) consents to the appointment of a Custodian of it or for all or
               substantially all of its property, and such Custodian is not
               discharged within 30 days, or

          (iv) makes a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors;

          (c) a court of competent jurisdiction enters an order or decree under
any Bankruptcy Law that remains unstayed and in effect for 60 consecutive days
and that:

          (i)  is for relief in any involuntary case against the Company,

          (ii) appoints a Custodian of the Company or for all or substantially
               all of the property of the Company, or

          (iii) orders the liquidation of the Company.

          The term "Bankruptcy Law" means Title 11 of the U.S. Code or any
similar federal, foreign or state law for the relief of debtors. The term
"Custodian" means any receiver, trustee, assignee, liquidator, examiner or
similar official under any Bankruptcy Law.

4. If an Event of Default occurs and is continuing for a period of 15 or more
consecutive days, the holder of this Note, by written notice to the Company, may
declare the unpaid principal of and accrued interest on this Note then
outstanding to be due and payable (an "Acceleration"). Upon any such
declaration, such principal and accrued interest shall be due and payable
immediately. The holder of this Note may rescind an Acceleration and its
consequences; provided, however, that no such rescission shall effect any
subsequent Event of Default or impair any right consequent thereto.

5. The holder of this Note may waive an existing Event of Default and its
consequences. Upon any such waiver, such Event of Default shall cease to exist
and shall be deemed to have been cured for every purpose of this Note; but no
such waiver shall extend to any subsequent or other Event of Default or impair
any right consequent thereon.

6.   Miscellaneous

     This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in
accordance with, the internal laws of the State of New York applicable to
contracts executed and fully performed within the State of New York.

     No stockholder, director, officer, employee or incorporator, as such, of
the Company shall have any liability for any obligation of the Company under, or
for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of, this Note. By accepting
the Note, the Payee waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and
release are part of the consideration for the issuance of the Note.

     All notices and other communications provided for under or otherwise made
in connection with this Note shall be in writing and mailed for overnight
delivery by recognized overnight courier service or delivered by hand, (i) if to
the Company, at the Company's address



at 3960 Broadway, New York, NY 10032, Attention: Norman Barta, or at such other
address as shall be designated by the Company by written notice to the Payee
from time to time, and (ii) if to the Payee, at the Payee's address as set forth
above, or at such other address as shall be designated by the Payee by written
notice to the Company from time to time in accordance with this paragraph. All
such notices and communications shall be effective on the business day following
deposit with the courier service if sent by courier and on the date of delivery
if delivered personally, addressed as aforesaid.

     No failure or delay on the part of the Payee in exercising any right,
power, privilege or remedy hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof; nor
shall any single or partial exercise of any such right, power, privilege or
remedy preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any
other right, power, privilege or remedy hereunder. The rights and remedies
provided herein are cumulative, and are not exclusive of any other rights,
powers, privileges or remedies, now or hereafter existing, at law or in equity
or otherwise.

     No amendment, modification or waiver of any provision of this Note nor
consent to any departure by the Company therefrom shall be effective unless the
same shall be in writing and signed by the Company and the Payee, and then such
waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the
specific purpose for which given.

     The Company may treat the Payee as the owner of this Note for all purposes.

     The Company hereby waives presentment, demand for payment, notice of
dishonor, notice of protest, and protest, and all other notices or demands in
connection with the delivery, acceptance, performance, default or endorsement of
this instrument.

     This note may not be negotiated, endorsed, assigned, transferred,
hypothecated or pledged except with the prior written consent of the company.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this instrument to be duly
executed as of the date first above written.

                                                 NEPHROS, INC.

                                                 By: /s/ Norman Barta
                                                     Norman Barta, CEO



                                 ASSIGNMENT FORM

I or we assign and transfer this Note to:


(Print or type name, address and zip code of assignee or transferee)

(Insert Social Security or other identifying number of assignee or transferee)
and irrevocably appoint                                                 , agent
to transfer this Note on the books of the Company. The agent may substitute
another to act for him.


(Sign exactly as name appears on the other side of this Note)

Signature Guarantee:
Participant in a recognized Signature Guarantee Medallion Program (or other
signature guarantor program reasonably acceptable to the Company)