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Pressure Cycling Technology (PCT) Results in a Higher Yield of Proteins and in the Extraction of Proteins Not Previously Identified in Cancer, Stroke, and IVF Studies
Date:7/1/2008

SOUTH EASTON, Mass., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: PBIO) ("PBI") today announced that scientists from the New York University ("NYU") School of Medicine and the Brooklyn Hospital Center presented results yesterday on advances they made in the areas of breast and colon cancer, stroke, and in vitro fertilization ("IVF"). The results were generated in studies using PBI's patented pressure cycling technology ("PCT") and patent-pending PCT-dependent ProteoSolve-LRS protein extraction kit. The presentations were made at the 2nd Annual Advances in Biomolecular Engineering: Protein Design Symposium, sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Paul H. Pevsner, NYU School of Medicine (Department of Pharmacology) and principle investigator for the research studies, commented: "PCT is critical to our work. This novel, cutting-edge technology consistently gives us rapid and reliable extraction of proteins from our important samples. In addition -- and this is very exciting -- PCT has given us the additional extraordinary benefits of not only greater protein yield, but the extraction of proteins not previously identified in these types of samples. Consequently, we believe that the use of PCT, more than the use of any extraction technology available today, could lead to the discovery of new biomarkers for cancer and stroke, which in turn could lead to the development of new diagnostics and therapeutics to combat these diseases."

Dr. Pevsner continued: "Many IVF live births result in twins, triplets, and higher order births. Unfortunately, fetuses and mothers of multiple and high-order multiple pregnancies have increased morbidity and mortality. To combat this, more single embryo transfers are n
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