|For Immediate Release|
|Friday, November 22, 2002|
|BIOLOG REPORTS ADDITIONAL PATENT GRANTED ON PHENOTYPE MICROARRAY TECHNOLOGY|
Hayward, CA - November 22, 2002 - Biolog,
Inc. announced today that it has received another
patent on its Phenotype MicroArray (PM)
technology. The patent, number 6,387,651, is granted
for comparative phenotypic analysis of two or
more microorganisms using a number of substrates
within a microwell device. This patent, along
with other recently announced patents, brings
the number of patents granted to 20. The PM technology
has applications in multiple areas of research,
ranging from basic research to high-throughput
screening of chemical compounds against cells.
Already working with a diverse list of microbial
species including microbes used in antibiotic
drug discovery, the technology is being extended
to other cell lines.
The current focus of the company is to develop
similar arrays that will work with human cells.
The company also has an active technology-licensing
program to use the current generation of PMs for
development of anti-bacterial and anti-fungal
For more information, please contact Tim Mullane, President & CEO, Biolog, Inc., telephone (510) 785-2564 x 319 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Robert Koenig, Public Affairs Manager, The Institute for Genomic Research, telephone (301) 838-5880 / email@example.com.