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Battelle to Perform Verification Studies of IntelligentMDx's Proprietary Molecular Diagnostic Assay Process
Date:10/28/2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- IntelligentMDx a developer and manufacturer of proprietary nucleic acid assays, today announced that it is working with the Battelle Eastern Science and Technology (BEST) Center to conduct assay performance verification studies of its nucleic acid-based diagnostic or 'smart' molecular diagnostic assays.

Under terms of the agreement Battelle will perform various testing of IntelligentMDx's Quantitative BK Virus (BKV) Real-Time PCR Assay to identify its performance characteristics. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

BKV has recently emerged as an important pathogen in nephropathy in kidney transplant patients and hemorrhagic cystitis in human stem cell transplant patients. The IntelligentMDx Quantitative BK Virus Real-Time PCR Assay can be utilized to track the course of infection and monitor response to treatment.

The biggest hurdle for a nucleic acid testing is that current reagent design methods do not specifically address the core set of challenge affecting reagent performance -- such as genetic diversity and other key performance metrics. IntelligentMDx has a proprietary process to manage the design, development and manufacturing of pathogen assays that are platform agnostic and adaptable to all nucleic acid detection methodologies. The IntelligentMDx process allows for rapid time to market.

About IntelligentMDx

IntelligentMDx(TM) develops and manufactures tests, under regulatory compliance, for a broad range of molecular based systems for use in clinical molecular diagnostics, drug development and applied science applications. Our mission is to rapidly translate the needs of the clinician, patient and partners into very specific, highly sensitive, robust clinically impactful tests, thus enabling caregivers worldwide to provide care with certainty(SM).

IntelligentMDx's competitive advantage incorporates intelligent software with assay de
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