Trisha Dowling Joins Biomatrica as Vice President, Sales and Marketing

SAN DIEGO, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Biomatrica, the leader in room temperature biological sample stabilization, announced today that Trisha Dowling has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Biomatrica's interim Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jim Johnson will remain an integral part of the company and will continue to serve as an advisor on the Business Advisory Board.

Ms. Dowling brings fourteen years of sales and marketing experience in the biotech industry. Prior to joining Biomatrica, Ms. Dowling served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for two years at Continental Lab Products, a division of Pelican Life Sciences where she was responsible for direct sales, global marketing, product commercialization and business development. Preceding her experience at Continental Lab Products, Ms. Dowling worked at Upstate|Chemicon, Invitrogen Corporation, Life Technologies, Inc. and Amersham Life Sciences.

"Trisha is an incredible addition to the team," stated Judy Muller-Cohn, CEO and co-founder of Biomatrica. "She brings a tremendous amount of sales, marketing and business experience to Biomatrica. Trisha will add a dynamic angle to our sales and marketing team and will help bring Biomatrica to the next level."

Ms. Dowling graduated from Miami University and earned her B.A. in Zoology and Gerontology.

About Biomatrica(R), Inc.

Biomatrica (http://www.biomatrica.com) is a San Diego-based biostability company that provides innovative technologies for stabilizing, processing, storing and shipping biological samples at room temperature. The core technology is designed for use in preserving complex biological samples and assays and is based on the principles of anhydrobiosis ("life without water"), a natural mechanism that allows multicellular organisms to survive extreme environments. Biomatrica's current products stabilize DNA and RNA with no sample degradation, enabling labs to reduce their reliance on freezers and drastically reduce shipping costs. Biomatrica products are used in laboratories performing life science research, including pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to academic research and forensics laboratories. Custom services to stabilize additional sample types are also available. Biomatrica also offers SampleWare(R) software, an easy-to-use, customizable laboratory management database that provides scientists with the means to store and organize their sample data, and directly supports samples stabilized by Biomatrica technology.

CONTACT: Stephanie M. Boos of Biomatrica, +1-858-550-0308, ext. 23,
sboos@biomatrica.com; or Ken Li of Chempetitive Group, +1-312-997-2436,
ext. 111, kli@chempetitive.com, for Biomatrica

Web site: http://www.biomatrica.com/

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