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2014

Biomatrica Adds New Board Member & Hires New Executive
SAN DIEGO, CA June 26, 2014 - Biomatrica, Inc. today announced the addition of a new board member and the hiring of a new member of its management team.

Biomatrica and Sigma-Aldrich Sign Worldwide Distribution Agreement
SAN DIEGO, CA, January 13, 2014 - Biomatrica, Inc. announced today the signing of a worldwide, non-exclusive distribution agreement with Sigma-Aldrich for distribution of Biomatrica's ambient temperature stabilization products.

Biomatrica and ATCC sign licensing agreement for supply of room temperature DNA & RNA stabilization reagents.
SAN DIEGO, CA and MANASSAS, VA, January 7, 2014 – Biomatrica, Inc. and ATCC today announced the completion of a licensing agreement for supply of room temperature stabilization reagents for the stabilization of DNA and RNA standards.

2012

Biomatrica Secures Financing of $5 Million
SAN DIEGO, CA, Dec 6, 2012 - Biomatrica announced today the completion of $5 million in private financing.

Biomatrica appoints Pankaj Singhal, Ph.D., as Senior Vice President, Global Operations
SAN DIEGO, CA, June 6, 2012 - Biomatrica announced the appointment of Dr. Pankaj Singhal as Senior Vice President, Global Operations.

Product Launch of VACUETTE® DNAgard® Blood Tubes
SAN DIEGO, CA, June 6, 2012 - Biomatrica, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of VACUETTE® DNAgard® Blood Tubes for collection, preservation and shipping of DNA in whole blood at ambient temperatures.

2011

Biomatrica and the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) signs a CRADA
SAN DIEGO, CA, July 28, 2011 – Biomatrica, Inc., a leader in room temperature biostability technology, and the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectitious Diseases (USAMRIID) today announced the signing of a new CRADA to develop and test new technologies for ambient biostabilization of clinical and biological samples.

New study from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. describing a 45-month storage of forensic DNA samples in DNAstable.
SAN DIEGO, CA, July 25, 2012 – A new study performed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department provides data from approximately 45 months of room temperature storage of purified DNA extracts in DNAstable® from different samples – bloodstains, buccal cells, and semen - compared to storage in a -20°C freezer.

Biomatrica and SAIC-Frederick enters into technology partnership on cancer research
SAN DIEGO, CA, May 31, 2011 – Biomatrica, Inc., a leader in room temperature biostability technology, and SAIC-Fredericks, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and a Fortune 500 company, announced a technology partnership to develop new proprietary reagents that offers better handling and preservation of nucleic acids from histological samples used in cancer research.

Dr James A. Robb joins Biomatrica's Scientific Advisory Board
SAN DIEGO, CA, May 26, 2011 – Biomatrica, Inc., a leader in room temperature biostability technology, today announced the appointment of Dr. James A. Robb (MD, FCAP) to the Scientific Advisory Board. Dr Robb is a recognized expert and policy maker in the area of biospecimen science with more than 45 years experience in molecular pathology, virology, and genetics.

Biomatrica Secures Strategic Investment from IQT
SAN DIEGO, CA, Feb 23, 2011 – Biomatrica, Inc., a leader in room temperature biostability technology, today announced a strategic partnership agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT). IQT is the independent, strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

2010

Biomatrica launches two new blood stabilization products - DNAgard Blood and DNAstable Blood.
SAN DIEGO, Calif.--(PR Newswire)--September 22, 2010--Biomatrica, Inc. today announced the launch of two new ambient stabilization of DNA in blood samples - DNAgard Blood and DNAstable Blood - to address the diagnostic, research, biobanking and forensic science markets.

Biomatrica launches a new partnership program - Biomatrica ConnectTM.
SAN DIEGO, Calif.--(PR Newswire)--May 11, 2010--Biomatrica, Inc. today announced the launch of Biomatrica ConnectTM, a solution-centric partnership program established with industry and academia to advance technologies for ambient room temperature storage and management of nucleic acids.

Biomatrica and BioStorage Technologies form strategic alliance.
INDIANAPOLIS, March 23, 2010 - BioStorage Technologies, a worldwide provider of temperature controlled sample storage and management, and Biomatrica, a leader in room temperature biological sample stabilization today announced a strategic alliance that will enable customers to leverage both companies' core strengths.

2009

Biomatrica releases SampleWare 3.1 with new audit trail feature
SAN DIEGO, December 10, 2009 - Biomatrica, the leader in room temperature biological sample stabilization today announces the release of SampleWare 3.1 software system for laboratory inventory, organization and management of biological samples.

Biomatrica Launches DNAgard™for Room Temperature Storage of Tissues and Cell Culture
SAN DIEGO, December 8, 2009 - Biomatrica, the leader in room temperature biological sample stabilization, today announced the release of DNAgardTM, the first room temperature-based liquid formulation for stabilization and storage of tissues and cells.

QIAGEN's New Product Line, QIAsafe DNA Blood, has been co-developed with Biomatrica and is based on Biomatrica's SampleMatrix Technology
September 9, 2009 - QIAsafe DNA Blood Products Allow for Room Temperature Storage and Transport of Blood Samples.

Biomatrica Makes Several Key Appointments as Part of Continued Growth Plan
September 8, 2009 - Company names senior director of research and development, vice president of business development, marketing manager and two new board members.

Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation to Protect Archived DNA Using Biomatrica's® Room Temperature Storage
July 8, 2009 - Biomatrica today announced that the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF) will use Biomatrica's SampleMatrix room temperature storage technology to archive its DNA samples.

Transfer of Biological Samples from Frozen Storage to Room-Temperature Storage Could Significantly Reduce Electricity Usage, Carbon Footprint and Operating Costs at Major U.S. University, Results from Pilot Project Show
June, 2009 - A major U.S. university could cut its electricity usage by 40 million kilowatt-hours (kWh), reduce its carbon footprint by an estimated 18,000 metric tons and save $16 million in operating costs over the next 10 years by transferring biological samples from frozen storage to room-temperature storage technology, according to the results of a pilot project released by Biomatrica(R) Inc.

Biomatrica, Cal State, Los Angeles Get Federal Grant To Study Sample Preservation In Forensics Investigations
July, 2009 - Biomatrica, a company that stabilizes biological products at room temperature, announced a partnership with California State University, Los Angeles, to test the company's SampleMatrix product in the field of forensics.

2008

BIOMATRICA'S® PCRboost® ENABLES 5-FOLD IMPROVEMENT IN AMPLIFICATION OF DIFFICULT SAMPLES
March 12, 2008 - Biomatrica announced the introduction of PCRboost, a reagent that enhances PCR and RT-PCR performance 5-fold or more by improving sensitivity and specificity during amplification of genomic DNA or RNA templates.

BIOMATRICA INTRODUCES SAMPLEWARE® VERSION 3.0 SOFTWARE FOR LABORATORY SAMPLE MANAGEMENT
January 29, 2008 - Biomatrica is enabling scientists to quickly and efficiently manage their biological samples with the release of SampleWare Version 3.0, a database software system for storing and organizing sample information.

BIOMATRICA'S RNAstable® STABILIZES RNA AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
January 4, 2008 - Biomatrica introduced RNAstable® for preserving RNA at room temperature, eliminating the need for cold storage and shipping.

2007

BIOMATRICA AND CAL STATE, LOS ANGELES GET FEDERAL GRANT TO STUDY SAMPLE MATRIX® IN CRIME SCENE AND FORENSIC INVESTIGATION
October, 15, 2007 - Biomatrica announced a partnership with California State University, Los Angeles, to test Biomatrica's SampleMatrix® product in the field of forensics. Preservation of crime scene samples are fundamental to DNA analysis since testing generally does not proceed immediately after collection.

QIAGEN AND BIOMATRICA ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TARGETTING BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE STORAGE AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
May 31, 2007 – QIAGEN N.V. announced that it has entered into a license and marketing agreement with Biomatrica, Inc. providing for the distribution of Biomatrica's room temperature DNA storage technology. The agreement significantly expands QIAGEN's ability to provide complete solutions for biological sample storage and sample management systems for all target markets.

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