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deCODE Receives California Clinical Laboratory License
Date:2/19/2009

tests and the highest quality results, all in-house. We are pleased that Californians will now be able to benefit from the highest quality products in this exciting new field," said Kari Stefansson, CEO of deCODE.

Through its reference laboratory testing service, http://www.decodediagnostics.com, deCODE offers DNA-based tests for assessing individual risk of heart attack, type 2 diabetes, stroke, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and glaucoma. deCODEme(TM) is the world's first retail genome analysis service, avialable at http://www.decodeme.com. The full genome Complete Scan scan and the Cardio and Cancer scans build on deCODE's global leadership in the discovery of common variations in the sequence of the human genome conferring increased risk of common diseases. deCODE diagnostic tests and deCODEme(TM) scans detect the single-letter genetic variations (called SNPs) with the biggest impact on disease risk. These SNPs are validated in large-scale studies by deCODE as well as leading academic research institutions. DNA analysis is conducted in deCODE's own CLIA-registered laboratory, one of the largest of its kind anywhere in the world.

About deCODE

deCODE is a bio-pharmaceutical company developing drugs and DNA-based tests to improve the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of common diseases. Its lead therapeutic programs, which leverage the company's expertise in chemistry and structural biology, include DG041, an antiplatelet compound being developed for the prevention of arterial thrombosis; DG051 and DG031, compounds targeting the leukotriene pathway for the prevention of heart attack; and DG071 and a platform for other PDE4 modulators with therapeutic applications in Alzheimer's disease and other conditions. deCODE is a global leader in human genetics, and has identified key variations i
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