Orchid BioSciences, Inc. (ORCH) To Announce First Quarter 2005 Financial Results On April 28, 2005 
10/19/2005 5:13:04 PM

PRINCETON, N.J., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orchid BioSciences, Inc. , a leading worldwide provider of identity DNA testing services, will release its first quarter 2005 financial results on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at approximately 7:00 a.m. ET, and is hosting a conference call and webcast to discuss the results at 10:00 a.m. ET on the same day. Management will discuss financial results for the first quarter as well as Orchid's recent operating highlights. A question-and-answer session will follow management's discussion. All interested parties are encouraged to listen to the live conference call or the live or archived webcast.

Conference Call Details Date and Time: Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. ET Dial-In: 1-312-461-9296 for domestic and international callers. Webcast: Live webcast and replay available via the Investor Relations section of the company's website at The webcast will be archived for 90 days. About Orchid BioSciences

Orchid is a leading provider of identity DNA testing services for the human identity and agriculture markets. In the human identity area, the company provides DNA testing services for forensic, family relationship and security applications. In the agriculture field, Orchid provides DNA testing services for food safety and selective trait breeding. Orchid's strong market positions in these segments reflect the company's accredited laboratories in the U.S. and U.K., its innovative genetic analysis technologies and expertise, and the world-renowned Cellmark brand that has been associated with exceptional quality, reliability and customer service for nearly two decades. More information on Orchid can be found at

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CONTACT: Tracy J. Henrikson, Executive Director, CorporateCommunications, Orchid BioSciences, Inc., +1-609-750-2221