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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Biodefense Stock News: PositiveID Corporation (OTCBB: PSID) Announces Teaming Agreement With SAIC to Pursue Defense Threat Reduction Agency Contracts

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - November 6, 2012 ( Newswire, PositiveID Corporation (OTCBB: PSID) ("PositiveID" or "Company"), an emerging growth company and developer of airborne bio-threat detection systems for America's homeland defense industry as well as advanced technologies for diabetes management and rapid medical testing, today announced it has signed a Teaming Agreement ("Teaming Agreement") with Science Applications International Corporation ("SAIC") (SAI) to pursue the Defense Threat Reduction Agency ("DTRA") Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity ("IDIQ") Multiple Award Contracts supporting the Weapons of Mass Destruction ("WMD") - Defeat Technology, Arms Control, and Nuclear Technology Electromagnetic Research and Development/ Survivability and Infrastructure programs.

The Teaming Agreement pairs SAIC's system engineering and integration capabilities with PositiveID's bio-threat detection technologies. PositiveID will offer both its Dragonfly(TM) Rapid MD-x Cartridge-based diagnostic system ("Dragonfly") as well as its M-BAND (Microfluidics-based Bioagent Networked Detector) airborne bio-threat detector as part of the Teaming Agreement.
PositiveID's Dragonfly system is designed to deliver molecular diagnostic results from a sample in less than 30 minutes, which would enable accurate diagnostics leading to potential treatment scenarios at the point of care that are not possible with existing systems. Dragonfly is being developed further for a broad range of biological detection situations including radiation-induced cell damage within the human body, strains of influenza and other common pathogens and diseases such as E. coli, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus ("MRSA") and human papilloma virus ("HPV").
PositiveID's M-BAND, developed under contract for the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Division, is a bioaerosol monitor with fully integrated systems with sample collection, processing and detection modules that continuously analyze air samples for the detection of bacteria, viruses, and toxins with results in as little as two hours. Results from individual M-BAND instruments are reported via a secure wireless network in real time to give an accurate and up to date status for fielded instruments in the aggregate.
William J. Caragol, Chairman and CEO of PositiveID, stated, "We are very pleased to team with SAIC through this agreement, and demonstrate the value and capabilities of our Dragonfly and M-BAND technologies."
About PositiveID Corporation
PositiveID Corporation is an emerging growth company and developer of advanced technologies for diabetes management and rapid medical testing, as well as airborne bio-threat detection systems for America's homeland defense. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Microfluidic Systems, or MFS, is focused on the development of microfluidic systems for the automated preparation of and performance of biological assays in order to detect biological threats at high-value locations, as well as analyze samples in a medical
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Statements about PositiveID's future expectations, including the likelihood that it has made significant progress realigning its business with a focus on its molecular diagnostics platform; the likelihood that the Company also continues to make strong progress in the diabetes management segment of its business; the likelihood that the Company will enter into strategic partnerships and/or teaming agreements with large government contractors for M-BAND manufacturing and system integration for BioWatch Gen-3; the likelihood that the Company will submit a proposal upon release of the final BioWatch Gen 3 RFP, currently scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of calendar 2012, from Department of Homeland Security for the $3.1 billion BioWatch Gen-3 procurement; the likelihood that the Company will commence the second stage of Easy Check clinical study at Schneider Children's Medical Center in Israel; the likelihood that the Company will complete a bench-top unit of the GlucoChip glucose-sensor and initiate strategic partnerships; the likelihood that the Company will continue development of its Dragonfly Rapid MDx Cartridge-based diagnostic system for point-of-care diagnostics; the likelihood that the Company will complete the license and/or sale of the VeriChip and iglucose product lines to position them with the best partners for market exploitation and monetization; the likelihood that the Company will complete a strategic financing to capitalize the Company to execute on these opportunities; the likelihood that significant opportunities that lie ahead, including BioWatch Gen 3 and the continued development of the Company's innovative Dragonfly system; the likelihood that the Company will continue to execute its plan, described above; the likelihood that the Company is well positioned to capitalize on the BioWatch Gen 3 opportunity and to make meaningful steps in the commercialization of our diabetes management products; the likelihood that that progress, in conjunction with a strategic financing to fully capitalize the Company, will allow the Company to unlock value for stockholders; and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, and PositiveID's actual results could differ materially from expected results. These risks and uncertainties include PositiveID's ability to successfully commercialize its M-BAND system and Dragonfly system, as well as its diabetes management products; the Company's ability to complete the license and/or sale of the VeriChip and iglucose product lines to position them with the best partners for market exploitation and monetization; the Company's ability to attract strategic partners; the Company's ability to complete a strategic financing; as well as certain other risks. Additional information about these and other factors that could affect the Company's business is set forth in the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those set forth in the Company's 10-K filed on March 28, 2012, and 10-Qs filed on August 20, 2012, May 14, 2012, and November 14, 2011, under the caption "Risk Factors." The Company undertakes no obligation to update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this statement or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.
Allison Tomek
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