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National Institutes of Health funds Small Animal Tagging Application at PharmaSeq

Monmouth Junction, NJ, June 1, 2009. PharmaSeq, Inc., announced today the receipt of an Phase I SBIR grant for a project entitled "Tagging of Laboratory Mice with Microtransponders". The grant was awarded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the NIH, [Award Number R43GM087834].

The main goal of the grant is to improve the method of tagging mice and other small laboratory animals that are used in various research studies. Current methods, which are inadequate, rely on ear tags and related methods that often lead to mistaken identities that result in costly repeating of experiments, and delays in introduction of products. PharmaSeq is developing a tagging method based on its patented microtransponder - a very small, light-activated biocompatible silicon RFID chip called p-Chips - which can be rapidly implanted under the skin with no discomfort to the animal. Each p-Chip contains a unique serial number that can be read with a specially designed reader. PharmaSeq designs and builds all aspects of the tagging system including the p-Chips, injectors, readers and software.

Dr. Wlodek Mandecki, President of PharmaSeq, Inc., said: "This award underlines the importance of our p-Chip and related products, and its versatility in a number of fields. We anticipate that a significant business will develop in the animal tagging field, in addition to multiplex molecular diagnostics where PharmaSeq has a strong presence since the founding of the company."

For further information, please contact Dr. Richard Morris, CEO, or Dr. Wlodek Mandecki, President, at (732) 355-0100.

PharmaSeq, Inc.
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Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
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