Toxin Alert Inc.
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Toxin Alert Inc.

July 10, 2007 09:52 ET

Toxin Alert Receives Second Military Contract

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 10, 2007) - Toxin Alert Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TOX), Port Graham Development Corporation and The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armament Command, Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC) announced the signing of a second US research contract which includes the development of Diagnostic Packaging Materials for a non-food related application. Development of food and medical related applications will also continue under this new contract. Work will be performed and supervised at the U.S. Army's Picatinny Arsenal (ARDEC) in New Jersey, Natick Labs in Massachusetts, Port Graham in Alaska and Toxin Alert at its headquarters in Toronto, ON, and its facility at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. Any new developments or applications arising under this contract will be utilized by the U.S. Army for military and defense purposes and by Port Graham Development Corporation and Toxin Alert for commercial applications.

About the Picatinny Arsenal (ARDEC)

Home of American Firepower: Picatinny's mission is to support Army transformation goals. In an effort to streamline the acquisition process and to deliver on soldiers' needs exactly when they need them-and at an affordable price- Picatinny has established increasingly close partnerships with universities and industry partners, involving them in collaborative efforts early in the research and development process. Picatinny has unique laboratories and special facilities to evaluate prototype designs. These facilities are also available to Picatinny's contractors and other government agencies that are part of the national energetic consortium established by Picatinny and the Army Research Laboratory.

About Port Graham Development Corporation

PGDC is subsidiary of Port Graham Corporation, the ANCSA (Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act) Corporation located in Port Graham, Alaska on the Kenai Peninsulas southern coast at the confluence of Cook Inlet and Kachemak Bay. Historically a fishing community, with a rich Alutiiq heritage, Port Graham Corporation owns a state-of-the-art fish processing facility, as well as substantial natural resource wealth in this pristine corner of Southcentral Alaska. PGDC was recently 8(a) certified through the U.S. Small Business Administration, Business Development Program. Certification affords PGDC the ability to pursue federal contract opportunities through self-marketing efforts and teaming arrangements like the agreement with Toxin Alert.

About Toxin Alert

Toxin Alert is a biotechnology company dedicated to bringing its Toxin Guard™ technology to market. Toxin Guard™ is a patented system of placing antibody-based tests on polymer packaging films to detect pathogens or other selected micro organisms. The company aims to leverage its patented technology into a commercialized food safety product. The technology has numerous potential applications in several other fields. For more information, please visit www.toxinalert.com.

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Contact Information

  • Toxin Alert Inc.
    Dr. T. Edward Petroff
    Exec. Vice President and COO
    (416) 213-0990
    Website: www.toxinalert.com