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Berry & Associates Announces Supply Agreement with Applied Biosystems

DEXTER, MI – July 29, 2008 – Berry & Associates, Inc. today announced that it has signed an agreement with Applied Biosystems Inc. to supply a key reagent for Applied Biosystems’ genomic analysis platform, the SOLiD™ System.

As part of a five year agreement, Berry & Associates is providing Applied Biosystems a custom nucleoside phosphoramidite that meets the high purity standards required for synthesis of the oligonucleotide probes that are used in the SOLiD System.

“We are extremely pleased that the exploratory synthesis project we initially carried out for Agencourt Personal Genomics has matured into a significant manufacturing relationship with Applied Biosystems.  We take great pride in our ability to provide this type of custom chemistry solution for premier companies such as ABI who are at the cutting edge of life science,” said Jack Hodges, PhD, Vice President of Chemistry at Berry & Associates.

About Berry & Associates, Inc.

Berry & Associates, Inc., founded in 1989 and located just outside of Ann Arbor in Dexter, Michigan, is a privately held specialty chemistry company that provides biomedical researchers with a variety of unique nucleosides, nucleotides, and DNA/RNA synthesis monomers (phosphoramidites and solid-phase-linked reagents) as well as fluorescent markers, biotins, carbohydrates, and heterocycles.  Recent innovative products include fluorous affinity products for oligonucleotide purification and BlackBerry® Quenchers for use in fluorogenic oligonucleotide probes.


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