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Clinical Lab Products Magazine Features Biomoda
Date:9/2/2008

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Clinical Lab Products magazine features Biomoda, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMOD) (http://www.biomoda.com) and its proprietary early lung cancer screening assay as one of the more promising advances in the cancer diagnostic technology. The August national magazine article (http://www.clpmag.com/issues/articles/2008-08_01.asp) makes particular note of the assay's simplicity that leads to large scale screening of lung cancer using automated equipment.

"The ease in use of the assay is apparent, as well as the benefit of a test that detects cancer at its earliest stage," said John Cousins, President of Biomoda. Cancer caught at earlier stages is essential for improved outcomes.

Biomoda's patented technology is designed for early lung cancer screening of large populations at a reasonable cost. The non-invasive test, originally developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory, allows clinicians to identify cancerous or aberrant cells extracted from samples of lung sputum; cancerous cells in the sputum exposed to the assay glow red under fluorescent light and can be detected under a microscope.

Earlier this year, Biomoda and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology announced their partnership with the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services to conduct a two-phase study of the state's veterans. The initial phase will screen 225 veterans; a second phase will test more than 2000 veterans for lung cancer using Biomoda's non-invasive patented assay.

Lung cancer claims more lives than any other cancer. The expected five-year survival rate for all patients diagnosed with lung cancer is 15%; the five-year survival rate for cases detected when the disease is still localized is 50 percent. Presently, only 16% of lung cancer cases are diagnosed at this early sta
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