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febit Forms Scientific Advisory Board
Date:3/31/2008

Five renowned researchers to guide febit's research and business

development activities

MEDFORD, Mass. and HEIDELBERG, Germany, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- febit group, the provider of the unique microfluidic microarray system Geniom, today announced the formation of a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) consisting of leading authorities at the forefront of genetics and genomics research. The SAB members, from top research institutions and companies, will provide expert advice on febit's research and development activities associated with its portfolio development.
The interdisciplinary febit Scientific Advisory Board consists of:

-- Mark Chee, Ph.D., who will serve as chairman. As a former scientist of

Affymetrix and co-founder of Illumina (ILMN) he has an exceptional

knowledge of microarray technologies and market.

-- Karoly Nikolich, Ph.D., who will serve as vice chairman. Dr. Nikolich

was formerly the executive director of the Neuroscience Institute of

Stanford. He is an entrepreneur and consultant, and has over 20 years

of biotechnology industry experience in R&D.

-- David Lockhart, Ph.D., the CSO of Amicus Therapeutics. Dr. Lockhart

brings many years of industry experience and achievements, including

credit as the primary inventor and developer of genome-wide

gene-expression profiling with high-density DNA arrays when he was at

Affymetrix.

-- Mostafa Ronaghi, Ph.D., one of the inventors of Pyrosequencing,

molecular inversion probe assay and Nextbio search engine. He has

co-founded four companies and serves on the board of director and

scientific advisory board of several companies.

-- Jeffrey Trent, Ph.D., the president and scientific director of the

Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Ariz. In

addition to his expertise in cDNA-mic
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