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PharmaSeq Publishes New White Paper for Tagging of Laboratory Mice

Monmouth Junction, NJ, November 16, 2009. PharmaSeq, Inc., today announced the publication of a new White Paper titled "Tagging of Laboratory Mice Using Electronic p-Chips", which describes the use of its light-activated RFID devices to improve on research applications and pre-clinical trials involving small laboratory animals. Use of the patented p-Chips will allow scientists to tag and track experimental animals in a more reliable way than currently used techniques, such as ear tags and more expensive veterinary tags. The p-Chip system eliminates the need for anesthetics and improves efficiency in testing routines while reducing stress for the animals. The system is highly cost effective.

In remarking on animal tagging Dr. Wlodek Mandecki, President of PharmaSeq, Inc., said: "we believe that the introduction of the p-Chip technology represents a significant advancement for the research community in that it will improve confidence in animal identity and save costs both with the tagging system itself, as well as by eliminating rework. p-Chips are small (500 micron square), inert electronic chips that when activated by light emit a pre-coded serial number that are read using a proprietary ID reader. PharmaSeq has perfected a simple, yet effective injection system that allows a technician, usually with less than one hour of training, to rapidly insert the p-Chip subcutaneously and register the animal in the system. Each animal takes less than one minute to tag and register. Subsequent reading during experimental trials takes less than one minute per animal. The ID reader is interfaced to a computer tracking system either with standard database programs, or the Company's "MouseTrack" software.

The p-Chip system provides researchers with a highly reliable, cradle-to-grave system, for keeping track of animals. Both small research labs, and larger organizations (pharmaceutical companies) can benefit. The high fidelity of reads, and the biocompatibility of the p-Chips eliminates the need for rework due to reading errors or lost tags.

Additional information about the p-Chip system is available on the Company's web site: www.pharmaseq.com. Inquiries regarding sales and technical information should be directed to Dr. Richard Morris, CEO, or Dr. Wlodek Mandecki, President, at (732) 355-0100.

PharmaSeq, Inc.
11 Deer Park Drive, Suite 104
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Find us on the web at: www.pharmaseq.com.

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