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Boulder Diagnostics Licenses Novel Rapid Detection Technology for Homocysteine and Related Compounds from Portland State University
Date:1/20/2012

BOULDER, Colo. and PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boulder Diagnostics Inc. and Portland State University (PSU) announced today the entry into a license and collaboration agreement to develop rapid diagnostic tests for homocysteine and related compounds based on a highly specific dye technology developed at PSU. Under the agreement Boulder will finance further research at the Department of Chemistry, and PSU will be entitled to royalties on future sales of the licensed technology. Further details were not disclosed.

The innovative and highly specific dye technology developed in the laboratory of Prof. Robert Strongin at PSU enables the development of rapid diagnostic tests for homocysteine and related compounds. The new dye technology will be used in medical tests to help determine indicators for a variety of diseases, including cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cystic fibrosis, and HIV.

"The groundbreaking technology of Prof. Strongin and his team can form the basis for a new line of products," says Wolfgang Pieken, CEO of Boulder Diagnostics Inc.

"We are excited to adapt our innovative detection chemistry to rapid diagnostic tests with Boulder Diagnostics," comments Robert Strongin, Professor of Chemistry at Portland State University.

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For further information, please contact:

Boulder Diagnostics: Wolfgang Pieken, CEO
6395 Gunpark Drive, Ste W - Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: 720.897.6276 - info@boulderdiagnostics.com
http://www.boulderdiagnostics.com

Portland State University: Joseph Janda, Director of Innovation & Intellectual Property
PO Box 751 - Portland, OR 97207-0751
Phone: 503.725.8454 - iia@pdx.edu
http://www.pdx.edu

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