SOURCE: Large Scale Biology

March 21, 2005 02:00 ET

Predictive Diagnostics, Inc. Announces Collaboration With the University of Utah Research Foundation to Develop Diagnostic Tests for Pregnancy Complications

VACAVILLE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2005 -- Predictive Diagnostics, Inc. (PDI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Large Scale Biology Corporation (NASDAQ: LSBC) announced today that it has a collaboration with the University of Utah Research Foundation (UURF) to identify biomarkers from a simple maternal blood test for the early diagnosis of pregnancy-related complications and disorders such as pre-term birth and preeclampsia. Under the collaboration, UURF will provide PDI with blood samples that PDI will analyze using its proprietary BAMF™ technologies to identify and validate blood tests for the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of such conditions.

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Large Scale Biology Corporation is a biotechnology company developing and biomanufacturing biotherapeutics, diagnostic tests, vaccines and industrial proteins for important life science industry markets. Corporate headquarters, molecular biology and product design laboratories, and Predictive Diagnostics, Inc., are located in Vacaville, California, and the Company's bioprocess development and commercial-scale biomanufacturing facilities are located in Owensboro, Kentucky. In addition to its class-leading internal capabilities, LSBC relies on a network of industry, government and academic collaborators throughout the US and Europe to achieve rapid, commercially relevant product discovery, optimization and manufacturing. For more information about Large Scale Biology Corporation, visit the Company's website at

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