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IQ Biometrix Announces DOD Defense Research Technologies Grant

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 21, 2003
IQ Biometrix Inc. a worldwide provider of integrated law enforcement and security solutions and Defense Research Technologies, Inc. announced today a $300,000 Department of Defense grant. The grant is for the development of a prototype microfluidic metabolic rate monitor for the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. The monitor will be easy to use, high performance, continuous, low-cost, lightweight, and low-power. It will potentially have extensive applications in biomedical clinical settings, portable field environments such as the battlefield, security and safety applications, and biological and chemical counter-terrorism.
IQ Biometrix scientist Michael Polcha will lead IQBM's efforts in developing and testing this new technology. Tadeusz M. Drzewiecki, Dr. Eng., an expert in micro-fluidic technologies, is the principal investigator on the grant. Joseph M. Iseman, Ph.D. brings experience in both microfluidic systems and biometrics, and Jerry Calkins, Ph.D., M.D. is a Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

"This grant and collaboration with the Department of Defense and DRT cascades well with IQ Biometrix's long-term business strategy to become a solutions provider. The technology will expand our existing intellectual property into new areas of bioanalysis and bioterrorism," said William Scigliano, CEO and President of IQ Biometrix. "IQBM's scientists are looking forward to working with DRT on the Metabolic Rate Monitor and evaluating other technologies of mutual interest for future collaboration and commercial applications."

Defense Research Technologies, Inc., based in Rockville, Maryland, has been in the lead of fluidic sensors and control systems development for over eighteen years. DRT is the recipient of numerous government grants and contracts from the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, and Department of Energy, and has a proven track record of spinning-off technology developed with government funding.

About IQ Biometrix, Inc.

IQ Biometrix, Inc. (IQBM) provides law enforcement and security technology solutions for government and private industry. IQ Biometrix, an innovative California-based company is a leading provider of facial composite technology for law enforcement agencies in North America. FACES is currently used by thousands of policing agencies worldwide, including the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. IQBM is currently developing new applications based on this foundation technology tailored to meet the needs of national, business and personal security. Its solutions practice is focused on integrating IQBM and partner technologies to provide customized responses to client needs. Further information about IQBM can be found at www.iqbiometrix.com.

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IQ Biometrix, Inc.
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