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Tm Bioscience adds leading infectious disease expert to board

Toronto, ON – May 28, 2004 – DNA-based diagnostic testing developer Tm Bioscience says it has appointed Dr James Mahony to its scientific advisory board, effective immediately.

“Dr Mahony is a world leader in developing testing methodology for virology and microbiology and has a solid reputation in the field of infectious disease discovery and laboratory methods,” says Greg Hines, president and CEO of Tm Bioscience. “We are grateful to have secured such expertise as we expand our product development focus to include infectious disease testing, one of the largest market opportunities for DNA-based diagnostics.”

Dr Mahony is currently the director of the McMaster University regional virology and chlamydiology laboratory at St Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton and is a professor in the department of pathology and molecular medicine, McMaster University and on the special professional staff of the Hamilton Health Sciences. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Canadian Society of Microbiologists, the Canadian Association of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. He was recently elected president of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology. Dr Mahony obtained a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Toronto in 1978 and has authored over 160 peer-reviewed publications.