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    Innovative Biosensors Receives The Daily Record's 2006 Innovator of the Year Award

    Innovative Biosensors Receives The Daily Record's 2006 Innovator of the Year Award

    Innovative Biosensors Inc. (IBI), an MTECH Ventures portfolio company developing rapid, ultra-sensitive tests to detect harmful pathogens, announced that it is one of several recipients of The Daily Record’s Innovator of the Year 2006 Award.

    During a September 27, 2006, reception, IBI’s President and CEO, Joe Hernandez, and IBI’s scientific team were recognized for contributions to pathogen detection. IBI’s versatile CANARY™ technology was developed by scientists at MIT and IBI’s scientists now work closely with MIT to adapt the technology to the needs of various industries in need of rapid detection.

    “It is an honor for the development efforts of MIT and IBI scientists to be recognized by The Daily Record, an award-winning paper with a distinguished history,” said Joe Hernandez, IBI’s Founder and CEO. “Our rapid, ultra-sensitive CANARY™ technology will enable us to revolutionize pathogen testing in the industries we serve, such as human clinical diagnostics and biodefense.”

    Innovative Biosensors is a also a Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) Program funding recipient.

    Read more at: http://www.innovativebiosensors.com/pressroom_pathogen_detection.html.

    October 3, 2006

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