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Xystus Corporation And Aurora Discovery, Inc. Announce Partnership To Increase Drug Research Productivity


10/19/2005 5:10:56 PM

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 16, 2004--Xystus Corporation, Inc.(TM), creator of enterprise software solutions for pharmaceutical research, and Aurora Discovery, Inc., manufacturer of micro-fluidic instrumentation and high-density microplates for the life science market, announced an agreement to co-market and deliver their products and services as complete research systems.

Scott Beckey, Xystus CEO, stated: "Xystus is excited by the opportunity to connect with the instrumentation and micro-fluidic technology at Aurora Discovery. This agreement will create real value for our customers by expanding our joint capability, at a time when the market is demanding increased scientific productivity. With X-PRES(TM), we have demonstrated our commitment to research enterprise software, and now partnered with Aurora Discovery, we can offer complete research systems."

"We continue to expand our ability to provide miniaturization science solutions to our customers," said Peter Coassin, President and Chief Technology Officer at Aurora Discovery, Inc. "The enterprise research approach directly addresses the most pressing needs of today's pharmaceutical research organization. Together, we intend to dramatically improve customers' research processes, with a combination of micro-fluidic processes, instruments, and enterprise software."

X-PRES -- Xystus Pharmaceutical Research Enterprise System

X-PRES is a comprehensive system for the management and operation of a complex research organization that includes hierarchical protocol libraries, research object inventory, and cross-disciplinary activity elements.

About Xystus Corporation

Founded in January 2002, Xystus Corporation is a privately-held company based in La Jolla, Calif., guided by the principals of developing revolutionary products and services that improve and accelerate drug discovery processes. Xystus combines cutting-edge science with software, robotics, instrumentation, and most uniquely, the right processes to match the required efficiency. Additional information about the company is available at www.xystuspharma.com.

About Aurora Discovery

Aurora Discovery, Inc., located in San Diego, is a leading provider of miniaturization science solutions and services that are used in early stage pharmaceutical research, particularly in drug discovery and chemical genomics. Aurora Discovery also is developing platforms for genotyping and proteomic applications. Aurora Discovery products include high-density microplate formats compatible for both assay and compound storage, precision sub-microliter and sub-nanoliter non-contact dispensers, multi-wavelength fluorescence detectors, and system integrations. For more information, visit Aurora Discovery at www.auroradiscovery.com.

Contacts

For Xystus Corporation, Inc. Ian LeWinter, 858-832-1090 ian@xystuspharma.com



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