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Biocept, Inc. Announces Two New Director Appointments

SAN DIEGO, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocept, Inc. ("Biocept"), an emerging leader in biotechnology, announced today the appointment of Daniel H. Petree and M. Faye Wilson as Directors.

"We are pleased to welcome Dan and Faye to our Board. Their experience will be invaluable to us as we move into our next stage of development," said Stephen M. Coutts, President and CEO.

Ms. Wilson has been a principal of Wilson Boyles and Company, a business management and strategic planning consulting firm, since 2003. She served on the board of directors of Farmers Insurance Group of Companies from 1993 through 2001 and the board of directors of The Home Depot, Inc. from 1992 through 2001. Ms. Wilson was also a senior officer of Home Depot from 1998 through 2002. From 1992 until 1998, Ms. Wilson served in several senior management roles at Bank of America Corporation including Chairman of Security Pacific Financial Services and Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for Bank of America's National Consumer Banking Group. She earned her Masters Degrees in International Relations and Business Administration from the University of Southern California and an Undergraduate Degree from Duke University. She became a certified public accountant in 1961.

Daniel Petree has over 20 years of experience in the biotechnology industry, serving in a variety of roles including investment banker, senior operating manager and corporate and securities lawyer. Mr. Petree is a founder and member of P2 Partners, LLC, a boutique investment bank specializing in life science companies. Prior to forming P2 Partners, Mr. Petree held various executive management positions in the life sciences industry, including President and Chief Operating Officer of Axys Pharmaceuticals and Vice President of Business Development at TSI Corporation. He also served as Vice President in the Health Care Group at the investment bank Montgomery Securities. Mr. Petree also serves as director of Cypress Biosciences, Lpath, Inc., and Koronis Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Petree has an AB from Stanford University and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.

About Biocept

Biocept, an emerging biotechnology leader in cell separation technology, is developing novel diagnostic assays for personalized medicine in detection and monitoring of recurrent cancer. The CEE(TM) Cell Enrichment and Extraction platform combines sophisticated attachment chemistry with mathematically modeled fluid dynamics to enable earlier, accurate and less invasive diagnoses. Isolation, purification and genetic analysis of rare cells, such as circulating tumor cells, are managed within our state-of-the-art CLIA-accredited laboratory. The clinical laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and holds licenses in California and several other states.

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