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U.S. Genomics Awarded $9.1 Million Contract for Development of Advanced Biosensor by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Date:7/16/2008

ich the DNA originates. Unlike other detection technologies, U.S. Genomics' detection platform does not require amplification or the use of pathogen-specific reagents for detection of each threat organism, providing broad operational flexibility and lower costs. Furthermore, U.S. Genomics' approach has the potential to identify genetically modified species, such as those that may have been deliberately engineered to elude traditional detection methods. These factors enable greater protection in defense applications and are the foundation for new, advanced diagnostics in human infectious disease.

About U.S. Genomics, Inc.

U.S. Genomics is pioneering single molecule biology technologies for biodefense and diagnostics applications by combining advances in microfluidics, optical engineering, and novel labeling strategies. Using its DNA mapping technology, the Company is developing sophisticated biological sensors for the detection and identification of pathogens and biomarkers in the air, human serum and other biologically relevant materials. The Company's biodefense focus on airborne pathogens has been funded in part by contracts from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate. U.S. Genomics' portfolio of products will further a greater understanding of genetics and disease that can lead to more effective therapeutics, diagnostics, and biodefense applications. For more information, please visit http://www.usgenomics.com.


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