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Arrayit Wins Manufacturing Contract From the Centers for Disease Control
CDC Will Now Be Better Positioned to Decipher and Combat Global Bioterrorism
Source: Arrayit Corporation
On Wednesday September 16, 2009, 7:00 am EDT
SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - 09/16/09) - Arrayit Corporation (OTC.BB: ARYC), a proprietary life sciences technology leader, announces that on September 11th, 2009, on the eighth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, the company won a competitive bid from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia to manufacture devices designed to combat global bioterrorism.
The CDC will deploy Arrayit's proprietary peptide microarray manufacturing platform to create microarrays designed to decipher and combat infectious agents that pose a lethal threat in terrorist attacks. Peptide microarrays are analytical devices that allow scientists to rapidly map the topology of protein molecules that confer infectivity by infectious bioterrorist agents.
"We are pleased to be selected by the CDC for this competitive government contract," states Rene Schena, CEO and co-founder of Arrayit Corp. "We look forward to leveraging the unique capabilities of our patented microarray platform to improve homeland security.”
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Arrayit Corporation, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, leads and empowers the genetic, research, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic communities through the discovery, development and manufacture of proprietary life science technologies and consumables for disease prevention, treatment and cure. It now offers over 650 products to a customer base of more than 2,500 laboratories worldwide, including most every major university, pharmaceutical and biotech company, major agricultural and chemical company, government agency, national research foundation and many private sector enterprises. Please visit www.arrayit.com for more information.
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