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PharmaSeq Release of Small Animal Tagging Products

Monmouth Junction, NJ, March 1, 2010. PharmaSeq, Inc., today announced that it is formally offering a line of products for tagging and tracking small animals in research and related applications. The products are based on the Company's patented "p-Chips", which are very small light-activated RFID devices that are placed under the skin of the animal using a specially designed injector. Serial numbers of animals are read using a proprietary ID reader "the wand" that transmits information to a PC where it is related to a database used for monitoring animal colonies. Use of the p-Chips will allow scientists to cost-effectively 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.

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. 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, such as pharmaceutical companies, can benefit."

p-Chips are small (500 micron square), inert electronic chips that when activated by light emit a pre-coded serial number that is 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 handling and reading during experimental trials takes less than one minute per animal. Long term biocompatibility of p-Chips has been demonstrated.

PharmaSeq offers p-Chip products individually or in starter kits that contain the wand and a sufficient number of injectors to begin initial tagging experiments. Additional information about the p-Chip system is available on the Company's web site: Inquiries regarding sales and technical information should be directed to or Dr. Richard Morris at (732) 355-0100 ext 13.

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