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Technology Innovation Advances Newborn Screen Translational Research Network
Date:6/15/2010

5AM Solutions selected by American College of Medical Genetics to meet virtual repository technology needs of the network

Reston, VA (PRWEB) June 15, 2010 -- 5AM Solutions, Inc., a life science technology firm, announced today that the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) has selected the company to contribute web-based applications and underlying technologies for the innovative Newborn Screening Translational Research Network (NBSTRN). The NBSTRN is a resource for investigators engaged in research related to newborn screening. Research projects utilizing the NBSTRN may include the development of new screening technologies, and studies of the course of a specific disease or development of new therapies or treatments for disorders identified through newborn screening. Such research has the potential to vastly improve health outcomes for newborns with genetic or congenital disorders. The NBSTRN is funded through a five-year contract from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health to the ACMG. This contract is part of a broader NICHD initiative involving newborn screening-related research.

5AM Solutions, on behalf of the NBSTRN, will develop a highly secure virtual biorepository for dried bloodspots. This will be accomplished by linking existing resources virtually. 5AM Solutions, already an innovator in biospecimen management with its Biolocator solution (information), will create a highly secure system for the acquisition, storage and retrieval of data critical to quality improvement in newborn screening programs and the performance of research directly related to disorders for that may benefit greatly from early identification.

Dr. Michael Watson, Executive Director of ACMG, is "pleased to have identified a group like 5AM Solutions with a unique history in the development of biospeciman repository software to support multidisciplinary research." He firmly believes "this resource should assist investigators interested in working to improve newborn screening and the care of those who are identified in state newborn screening programs."

"5AM is thrilled to contribute to the technology innovation surrounding newborn screening," noted Brent Gendleman, 5AM Solutions' CEO, "building upon our investment in making biospecimens and associated data available to the research community. We have been tracking the newborn screening landscape for some time and are sensitive to the challenges facing laboratories, and the education, communication and workflow needs of labs, clinicians, pediatricians, and researchers. We believe we will help accelerate discovery and the delivery of new tests across the nation."

About 5AM Solutions
5AM Solutions develops innovative software solutions for academic, government, commercial, and non-profit life sciences organizations. The company helps evolve the way biomedical researchers work and collaborate by using software to reveal new insights hidden in vast amounts of data, facilitate translational research, and solve workflow challenges. The company's solutions can overcome IT-based roadblocks to discovery and accelerate progress toward the ultimate goal of better health and improved patient outcomes. http://www.5amsolutions.com

About The American College of Medical Genetics
Founded in 1991, the American College of Medical Genetics advances the practice of medical genetics by providing education, resources and a voice for more than 1400 biochemical, clinical, cytogenetic, medical and molecular geneticists, genetic counselors and other healthcare professionals committed to the practice of medical genetics. ACMG's activities include the development of laboratory and practice standards and guidelines, advocating for quality genetic services in healthcare and in public health, and promoting the development of methods to diagnose, treat and prevent genetic disease. Genetics in Medicine, published monthly, is the official ACMG peer-reviewed journal. ACMG's website (www.acmg.net) offers a variety of resources including Policy Statements, Practice Guidelines, Educational Resources, and a Medical Geneticist Locator. The educational and public health programs of the American College of Medical Genetics are dependent upon charitable gifts from corporations, foundations, and individuals. The American College of Medical Genetics Foundation (http://www.acmgfoundation.org) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-prot organization dedicated to funding the College's diverse efforts to translate genes into health.

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