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Protein Forest, Inc. Expands Into Europe  
1/9/2009 12:43:02 PM

Lexington, MA January 6, 2009 - Protein Forest©, a leading developer of state-of-the-art sample fractionation technology and bioinformatics software for protein research, today announced that it has opened for business in Europe. Led by newly appointed Robert Marchmont, Ph.D. the European division will be headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and will include office space and laboratory facilities to support sales, product demonstrations, applications development and collaborative projects with European customers.

Dr. Marchmont joins Protein Forest as European Business Director and brings with him over 25 years experience in the Life Science industry most recently with GE Healthcare. His particular focus on proteomics technologies and breadth of business expertise makes him an ideal appointment to this role.

“We are delighted to welcome Bob to the Protein Forest team and look forward to him setting up dedicated sales, a customer support team and distribution networks within Europe,” said Russell Garlick, Ph.D., President and CEO of Protein Forest. “There is growing confidence in the proteomics field applying our digital ProteomeChip (dPC™) sample preparation technology for mass spectrometry based proteomics and there are particular advantages to applying the dPC to aspects of targeted proteomics within clinical research.” He added, “This confidence is highlighted particularly by the sustained investment we are receiving and customers’ purchases in such challenging times that exist today”.

Dr Marchmont commented, “I am delighted to be joining Protein Forest and to showcasing the benefits of our innovative product portfolio to European proteomic scientists. The Protein Forest dPC technology brings new advancements in data quality and speed to results for researchers applying mass spectrometry to their work.”

About Protein Forest, Inc.

Protein Forest, Inc., a privately held company located in Lexington, Massachusetts, is a leading developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art sample fractionation technology and bioinformatics software for mass spectrometry. The company develops, manufactures, and markets instruments, consumables, and bioinformatics software products for scientists in the life science, drug discovery, pharmaceutical, biotech, and diagnostic industries around the world. For more information, visit www.ProteinForest.com.

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