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Board of Directors

Steven Antoline joined the Board of Directors in April 2010. He is a successful owner, developer and manager of coal and natural resource properties and inventor of new equipment for coal mining. From 1996 to 2006, he was President and owner of Superior Highwall Mining, Inc., which was sold to a partnership comprised of Lehman Bros. (60%) and Tennessee Valley Ventures (40%). Mr. Antoline was appointed to serve as a director of the Company because of his prior experience in the development and sale of companies, and in working with investment bankers.

Josiah T. Austin joined the Board of Directors on January 28, 2013 and has served as the managing member of El Coronado Holdings, L.L.C., a privately owned investment holding company which invests in public and private companies. He and his family own and operate agricultural properties in the states of Arizona, Montana, and northern Sonora, Mexico through El Coronado Ranch & Cattle Company, L.L.C. and other entities. Mr. Austin previously served on the Board of Directors of Monterey Bay Bancorp of Watsonville, California, and is a prior board member of New York Bancorp, Inc., and North Fork Bancorporation. He has served as a director of Goodrich Petroleum, Inc. since April 2002 and was named to the Board of Directors of Novogen Limited in September 2010. Mr. Austin also serves as a trustee of the Cuenca Los Ojos Foundation Trust, a non-profit organization working to preserve and restore the biodiversity of the borderland region between the United States and Mexico through land protection, habitat restoration and wildlife reintroduction. Mr. Austin graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1971.

Patrick Gallagher, CFA, joined the Board of Directors on April 17, 2015. He is an accomplished Capital Markets executive, advisor and investor with a distinguished record of success in both the public and private markets with a focus on healthcare, agriculture and industrials. He has over two decades of experience on Wall Street and extensive experience in alternative investments, research and marketing. He is a Managing Director and Head of Institutional Sales for Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd., a healthcare focused investment bank. Mr. Gallagher co-founded Black Diamond Research, LLC ("BDR"), an independent sell-side research firm specializing in healthcare and industrial investing, financing and operations, serving the institutional investing community at large. As Chief Executive Officer of BDR, Mr. Gallagher oversaw institutional research and sales. Prior, he held various sales positions at Kidder Peabody, PaineWebber, New Vernon Associates and Concept Capital. Mr. Gallagher served as VP of Business Development and Investor Relations as well as a strategic consultant for Kinex Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology firm focused on next-generation therapies in oncology and immunology. He also serves as an advisor to CHD Biosciences, a novel antimicrobial company. Mr. Gallagher sits on the board of directors for BioSig Technologies, Inc., a medical technology company that is developing a proprietary platform in the electrophysiology space. Mr. Gallagher received his B.S. from the University of Vermont, his M.B.A. from Pennsylvania State University and is a CFA charter holder.

Leonard Harris has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2003. Since 1977 he is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Computer Consultants, Inc. located in Frederick, Maryland, a company which provides products and services to the United States government and Fortune 500 corporations. Mr. Harris' extensive experience in technology-based corporate development, which provides support and guidance to the Company's LAESI instrument platform, led the board to determine that he should serve as a director of the Company.

Stanley Hostler is Vice President, Secretary and Director. He has been a Director of the Company since January 2006 and Vice President and Secretary since June 2006. Mr. Hostler is an attorney with a career practice in the field of labor and employment law. From 2000 to 2010 he served as Special Assistant to the Governor of the State of West Virginia. From 2002 to 2004 he served as Counsel to the Prim Law Firm. From 2000 to 2010 he served on the West Virginia University Foundation Board of Directors, and from 1995 to 2010 on the Advisory Committee of the WVU School of Medicine. He is a Graduate of the West Virginia University School of Law (1965). Mr. Hostler's legal experience and business contacts and relationships with West Virginia University and the State of West Virginia have been an asset to the Company and led the board to determine that he should serve as a director of the Company.

Ed Roberson joined the Board of Directors in September 2009. From July 2006 to June 2010 he served as Chairman of the Board of the Methodist Healthcare System. He received his MBA in accounting in 1972 from the University of Georgia. From 2006-2011 he was President of Beacon Financial in Memphis, Tennessee, and from 2006-2007 President of Conwood LLC. He has been a Director of the Paragon National Bank from 2004 to present. From 1972 to 1992, Mr. Roberson was employed by KPMG, most recently as partner. Mr. Roberson's experience, both as a Partner with KPMG and subsequently as a CEO, led the Board to determine that he should serve as a director of the Company.

Scott Segal joined the Board of Directors in February 2008. He is a practicing attorney, specializing in the fields of personal injury, product liability and related matters, and is the President of the Segal Law Firm, Charleston, West Virginia. He received his JD from the West Virginia University School of Law in 1981, and has been a member of the American Bar Association from 1981 to present. Mr. Segal has extensive relationships within the State of West Virginia and is considered by the Company to be an expert in several areas which may have use for the Company's technology, including forensics and occupational health, which led the Board to determine that he should serve as a director of the Company.

Maged Shenouda joined the Board of Directors on April 17, 2015. He has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and securities industries. Most recently, Mr. Shenouda was the Head of Business Development and Licensing at Retrophin, Inc. Prior to that, he served as the Head of East Coast Operations at Blueprint Life Science Group, a strategic investor relations consultancy. Mr. Shenouda spent the bulk of his career as an equity analyst with senior level positions at Stifel Nicolaus, UBS and JP Morgan, covering a broad range of small and large cap biotechnology companies. Mr. Shenouda started his sell-side career with Citigroup and Bear Stearns where his coverage universe focused on U.S and European pharmaceutical companies. Before entering Wall Street, Mr. Shenouda was a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers' Pharmaceutical Consulting practice and also spent time in pharmaceutical sales, having worked as a hospital representative and managed care specialist for Abbott Laboratories' Pharmaceutical Products Division. Mr. Shenouda earned a B.S. in pharmacy from St. John's University and is a registered pharmacist in New Jersey and California. He also received an M.B.A. from Rutgers University Graduate School of Management.

Stephen Turner is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, positions he has held since founding the company in July, 2001. From 1999 to 2001 he served as President and CEO of Quorum Sciences, Inc. From 1984 to 1997 he was President and CEO of Oncor, Inc. He founded Bethesda Research Laboratories, Inc. in 1975 and served as its Chairman and CEO from 1975 to 1983, at which time BRL became the molecular biology division of Life Technologies, Inc. Prior to commencing his career in biotechnology, Mr. Turner held the position of Director of Marketing for the Clinical Microbiology Division of Becton, Dickinson & Co. He received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1967. In 1994 he received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Life Sciences for the Washington D.C. Region.

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