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May 24, 2011 - Abcam plc acquires MitoSciences Inc. in deal which enhances immunoassay portfolio.

November 3, 2010 - MitoSciences Awarded Qualifying Therapeutic Grant to Advance Screening Assays for Drug Development in Cancer.

May 13, 2010 - MitoSciences Awarded NIH Grant to Advance Companion Diagnostic Tests for Identifying Antiviral Toxicity.

May 3, 2010 - MitoSciences awarded Translational Research grant to develop rapid tests to diagnose and stage sepsis.

October 14, 2009 - MitoSciences announces that it is now under contract with 8 of the world's top 10 drug developers to provide mitochondrial toxicity screening services, or to help in the establishment of in-house screening standards.

October 1, 2009 - MitoSciences and LI-COR Biosciences have entered into a collaboration to develop novel In-Cell ELISA assays against mitochondrial and other metabolic targets.

January 22, 2009 - MitoSciences Asst. Director Jing Xie will present a poster entitled Identification and characterization of novel protein complexes during the 5th Annual US HUPO Conference, February 24 in San Diego, California.

January 09, 2009 - MitoSciences CSO Rod Capaldi will lead a course entitled Assessing Mitochondrial Function in Preclinical Drug Discovery and Safety during the Molecular Medicine Tr-Conference, February 24 in San Francisco, CA.

September 14, 2008 - MitoSciences will exhibit at the American Society for Cell Biology Meeting, December 13-17, 2008 in San Francisco.

August 1, 2008 - MitoSciences COO Mike Marusich will present at the 2nd annual INDO-US meeting on Mitochondrial Research and Medicine, November 12-14, 2008 in Manipal, India.

July 31, 2008 - Roche Pharma and MitoSciences collaborate to investigate mitochondrial toxicity from kinase inhibitors.

April 15, 2008 - MitoSciences and the University of Oregon announce exclusive biotechnology transfer agreement.

April 9, 2008 - MitoSciences and Invitrogen announce distribution and co-development agreement.

March 16, 2008 - MitoSciences has launched the MitoTox™ line of products and services for mitochondrial toxicity screening. MitoTox™ offers the most complete set of solutions for understanding drug-induced mechanisms of mitochondrial inhibition.

December 10, 2007 - MitoSciences has announced that it will exhibit its MitoTox™ line of products for toxicity screening at ToxExpo, March 16-18, 2008 (Booth 2021).

November 1, 2007 - MitoSciences CSO Rod Capaldi will chair a session on Mitochondrial Proteomics and will make a presenation entitled "Mitochondrial proteomics by antibody arraying of functional complexes" at the NIH Mitochondria Minisymposium 2008 - "Mitochondria and their Proteomics," January 9-11, 2008.

August 24, 2007 - A paper by MitoSciences' scientific team, in collaboration with the Institute for Molecular Biology at the University of Oregon, has been published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The paper describes how early developmental pathology due to cytochrome c oxidase deficiency is revealed by a new zebrafish model. Click here for the e-publication of the article.

August 23, 2007 - Dr. James Murray will be presenting at the "Mitochondria & Oxidative Stress in Neurodegenerative Disorders" conference in New York City on September 26-29. The talk, titled "Probing the link between oxidative stress and neurodegeneration by focused proteomic analysis of mitochondrial proteins," will discuss the emerging consensus that neurodegeneration starts with the accumulation of defects in mitochondrial functioning.

August 21, 2007 - Dr. Roderick Capaldi will be giving a lecture on mitochondrial proteomics at the 64th Harden Conference. The conference, which is concerned with mitochondrial physiology, will take place at the Universtiy of Cumbria in Ambleside, UK September 14-18.

August 20, 2007 - MitoSciences will be sponsoring the Mitochondrial Research Guild's "Cure for Mito" auction. The proceeds from this event, which will take place in Woodinville, WA on September 14, will continue to support the efforts of Dr. Saneto and Children's Hospital in establishing a Center of Excellence for mitochondrial patient care and research.

June 21, 2007 - A paper co-authored by MitoSciences and Pfizer describing the mito-toxic effects of PPAR agonists and statins has been published in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. Click here for the e-publication of the article.

May 30, 2007 - MitoSciences' Vice President of R & D, Mike Marusich, will give a presentation at the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) symposium "Mitochondrial Medicine 2007", June 13-16 in San Diego, California, describing the utility of MitoSciences Dipstick technology in the diagnosis and study of OXPHOS disorders.

May 24, 2007 - A new report in Cancer Research describes the ability of a monoclonal antibody available from MitoSciences (MS503) to block tumor cellular proliferation by inhibiting angiogenesis. Click here for the e-publication of the article.

May 18, 2007 - A paper published in the upcoming issue of Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry describes the utility of MitoSciences' microplate multiplex assays to determine the amount and activity of cytochrome c oxidase (COX or Complex IV) in fibroblasts from patients with COX activity deficiency and the effect of the anti-retroviral drug 2', 3'-dideoxycytidine (ddC) on the biogenesis of the enzyme. Click here for the e-publication of the article.

March 15, 2007 - A paper describing MitoSciences's screen for drug-induced OXPHOS toxicity will be published in an upcoming issue of Toxicology in Vitro. Click here for the full text article.

February 3, 2007 - Director of Contract Research Dr. Sashi Nadanaciva will present two posters describing MitoSciences's screens for drug-induced toxicity at the Society of Toxicology Exhibition, March 26-28 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

January 25, 2007 - MitoSciences has signed an agreement with
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company to conduct preclinical mitochondrial toxicity screening.

January 24, 2007 - The University of Oregon has subcontracted MitoSciences to conduct work in fulfillment of an NIH grant for the study of Complex I and its relationship to Parkinson's Disease.

January 23, 2007 - MitoSciences has signed an agreement with Roche to conduct preclinical mitochondrial toxicity screening of lead compounds.

January 17, 2007 - A research agreement between MitoSciences and Medical University of South Carolina has been signed for collaboration on the development of antibody-based microarrays.

January 2, 2007 - Pfizer has contracted MitoSciences to undertake new research into drug toxicity. This new year-long project expands upon research already completed under two previous contracts between Pfizer and MitoSciences.

January 1, 2007 - MitoSciences has announced that it will exhibit its MitoProfile solutions for early stage and clinical trial drug toxicity screening at the Society of Toxicology Exhibition, March 26-28 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

November 17, 2006 - Mitochondria are in the news! Two recent articles in Time Magazine and The New York Times point out a growing recognition of the role of mitochondria in disease and metabolic health.

October 10, 2006 - MitoSciences announces that it will exhibit its MitoProfile solutions for early stage and clinical trial drug toxicity screening at the American College of Toxicology Annual Meeting November 5-8 in Indian Wells, CA.

September 20, 2006 - MitoSciences is nominated for an Emerald Award in the category of Innovation by the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. The Emerald Awards is an annual celebration to honor local businesses that make positive contributions to the health and vitality of the community.

June 8 , 2006 - Pfizer has agreed to undertake Phase II of a program to prove the utility of the MitoProfile® technology platform for mitochondrial testing in the drug discovery process.

June 7, 2006 - MitoSciences founders Dr. Michael Marusich and Dr. Roderick Capaldi have been awarded two of the University of Oregon's first Research Innovation Awards for the creation of a leading spin-off company.

May 10, 2006 - The first possibly useful biomarker for Parkinson's Disease has been described by MitoSciences' Chief Science Officer Dr. Roderick Capaldi and his colleagues at the company, as well as at the Universities of Oregon and Virginia, in an article published in the May 18th edition of the prestigous Journal of Neuroscience. Click here to learn more.

April 19, 2006 - New Product Announcement: A novel approach to assaying activity and quantity of cytochrome c oxidase (which is a biomarker for diseases such as Alzheimer's and cancer) is released with three new microplate kits. These kits require very small tissue samples, and prior isolation of mitochondria from tissue samples is not required.

March 1, 2006 - MitoSciences sponsors the SoCal Mitochondria Meeting to be held March 29 at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

March 1, 2006 - MitoSciences has been awarded a $750,000 NIH Phase II STTR grant to develop tests for focused proteomics of mitochondrial proteins and High-Throughput-Screening of mitochondrial enzymes.

February 23, 2006 - A panel from the Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum has chosen MitoSciences as the best investment prospect out of a group of four finalist presenters at the Angel Oregon event, winning the company a $150,000 investment. The four finalists had previously been selected from an initial list of fifty-nine companies. MitoSciences was also voted the top prospect by the event attendees. Click here to read more.

February 5, 2006 - MitoSciences presents evidence that mitochondrial dysfunction in HAART can be detected with simple quantitative dipstick assays for mitochondrial proteins (MitoProfile™ dipstick tests). The poster presented at the 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections is available at

December 1, 2005 - MitoSciences signs collaborative research agreement with the University of Hawaii to evaluate the company's dipstick tests to monitor mitochondrial toxicity of anti-HIV-AIDS therapies.

September 1, 2005 - MitoSciences signs collaborative research agreement for mitochondrial toxicity studies with Pfizer Inc.

June 1, 2005 - MitoSciences has been awarded an NIH-STTR Grant to develop simple dipstick-based tests for mitochondrial dysfunction in AIDS therapies.

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