PositiveID Corporation Files Additional U.S. Patent for Its Firefly Dx Real-Time PCR System

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., March 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PositiveID Corporation (“PositiveID” or “Company”) (OTCQB:PSID), a developer of biological detection and diagnostics solutions, today announced that it has filed an additional U.S. patent for its Firefly Dx real-time PCR (polymerase chain reaction) pathogen detection system titled, “A Cyclical PCR Device with Reusable Heat Zones.” This brings the Company’s patents and patents pending for Firefly Dx to four, and the Company’s total number of patents and patents pending to 18.

Firefly Dx is designed to provide real-time, accurate diagnostic results using PCR chemistry in a handheld device, thereby leading to treatment scenarios at the point of need that are not possible with existing systems, which require lab-based equipment and can take hours or even days to provide results. This new patent application covers a PCR device to provide test results in less than 20 minutes while still using standard laboratory volumes and processes in an automated cartridge.

Source: globenewswire.com

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