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PREMIER Biosoft International announced its acceptance into the BioIT Alliance enabling the company to leverage its expertise in providing powerful solutions to accelerate life science and biomedical research

Palo Alto, California—Oct. 19, 2007. PREMIER Biosoft International, a leading bioinformatics company and life sciences solution provider, today announced its joining the BioIT Alliance. The BioIT Alliance consists of a cross-industry group of global IT companies, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, hardware and software companies working together to address the needs of the growing life sciences industry.

"We are proud that our expertise in life science software solutions has been recognized and look forward to harnessing the expertise of Alliance in providing even better bioinformatics solutions to our customers.", said Kay Brown, Vice President, PREMIER Biosoft International.

"We are delighted to have PREMIER Biosoft as our member. The BioIT Alliance will benefit from the core competencies and expertise that PREMIER Biosoft has gained from its research and development of bioinformatics tools and contract software development for life science research.", commented Rudy Potenzone, Industry Technology Strategist for Microsoft and Director of the BioIT Alliance.

About the BioIT Alliance:
Formed in 2006, the BioIT Alliance is a cross-industry group working to integrate science and technology in order to accelerate the pace of drug discovery and realize the potential of personalized medicine. Founding members include Accelrys Software Inc., Affymetrix, Inc., Agilent Technologies Inc., Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Applied Biosystems, The BioTeam Inc., Digipede Technologies LLC, Discovery Biosciences Corporation, Geospiza Inc., Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P., Illumina Inc., InterKnowlogy, Microsoft Corporation, Sun Microsystems Inc., The Scripps Research Institute, VizX Labs LLC and other key companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech, hardware and software industries. Additional information about the BioIT Alliance can be found on the BioIT Alliance Web site at http://www.bioitalliance.org.

About PREMIER Biosoft International:
Founded in 1994, the company is a group of computer scientists and molecular biologists dedicated to producing cutting-edge intuitive software for the molecular biologist. The goal of the company is to study the most recent innovations in molecular biology and translate them into software products that aid biologists. Additional information about PREMIER Biosoft International is available at http://www.premierbiosoft.com.

About Microsoft:
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ: "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. For more information, please visit www.microsoft.com.

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Arun Apte
PREMIER Biosoft International

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