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Hooper Holmes' Heritage Labs Division to Manufacture Biospecimen Kits for the National Children's Study
Date:10/21/2008

le provider for one of the key elements to this monumental study," said Mark Patterson, President of Heritage Labs. "As the study progresses, Heritage Labs will gradually increase the volume of kits manufactured to coincide with the number of factors examined as the children grow older. This contract further strengthens our leadership position in lab testing and medical manufacturing."

The contract has an initial value of about $3 million over three years and may be extended.

In order to study the main hypotheses for the National Children's Study, a variety of data will be collected from participants, including biological specimens. Biospecimens from a potential mother, father, and/or child will either be collected by a data collector or self collected by the participant and will take place at defined time periods or visits during the study. The visits are defined as Pre-Pregnancy (P1), First Trimester Pregnancy (T1), Third Trimester Pregnancy (T3), Birth (B) and 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months after the child is born.

In order to guarantee consistency of data collection across study locations and between participants, Heritage Labs will manufacture biospecimen collection kits that will help to streamline biospecimen collection and ensure efficiency, effectiveness, and good quality control in the field.

About Heritage Labs

Heritage Labs International LLC, a division of Hooper Holmes, was founded in 1997 as the value leader in laboratory services that provide information to help people manage and reduce risk. One of the most automated testing laboratories in the industry, Heritage Labs has achieved certification from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), a recognized benchmark of quality. All kit manufacturing and laboratory testing is performed at Heritage Labs' headquarters in Olathe, Kansas.

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