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Caliper Continues Participation in EPA's Expanded ToxCast Program; Receives Remaining Phase II Compounds for Screening in Fourth Quarter
Date:12/7/2010

HOPKINTON, Mass., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALP), a leading provider of tools and services for drug discovery and life sciences research, today announced that the company has received the remaining balance of the compound library for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Phase II ToxCast™ screening program.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the next phase of toxicity screening, in which a total of 1,000 chemicals (300 compounds in Phase 1 and 700 additional compounds in Phase II) will be screened as part of EPA's ToxCast initiative.  Caliper's participation in this program, first announced in 2007, involves the application of extensive and diverse proprietary assay and screening technologies.

"The Caliper team is very pleased with our contributions to ToxCast to date, and we're excited to receive the remaining compounds (350 Phase IIb compounds) for the EPA's Phase II ToxCast screening program," said Kevin Hrusovsky, President and CEO of Caliper Life Sciences. "Receiving this most recent compound set will allow our scientists to complete Phase IIb compound screening over the next several months, and will likely push Caliper's revenue to the top end of our corporate revenue guidance range for the fourth quarter and full year."

The ToxCast program was initiated to speed up the identification of potentially toxic compounds and the impact of chemical exposure on the human body. The program relies on innovative research approaches that predict toxicity while minimizing reliance on animal models. Caliper Discovery Alliances and Services' (CDAS) predictive toxicity panel has been used in the EPA ToxCast screening program, and increasingly by pharmaceutical, agricultural and cosmetic companies, to assess potential chemical toxicity of their compounds in commercial devel
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