MDS Analytical Technologies to Showcase Imaging, Luminescence Capabilities at Society for Biomolecular Sciences Conference

    SUNNYVALE, CA, April 16 /CNW/ - MDS Analytical Technologies, a leader in
innovative solutions for drug discovery and life sciences research, today
announced that it will showcase two of its newer products for the European
market - the SpectraMax(R) L microplate luminometer and
MetaXpressPowerCore(TM) software - during its participation at the 15th Annual
Society for Biomolecular Sciences (SBS) 2009 Conference and Exhibition, April
26-30, in Lille, France.
    MDS Analytical Technologies will also demonstrate a range of its most
popular and innovative imaging instruments and software products at this
year's event, including the FLIPRTETRA(R) system, CellKey(TM)384 system, the
IonWorks(R) Quattro(TM) system, AquaMax(R) 4000 washer platform,
ImageXpressMICRO(TM) system and IsoCyte(TM) laser scanning cytometer.
    "We have a proud history of participation at SBS," said Andy Boorn,
President of MDS Analytical Technologies. "This conference and exhibition
provides MDS Analytical Technologies with an excellent opportunity to showcase
our latest technology, as well as gain valuable one-on-one interactions with
our customers. Our 'Screening Stimulus'-themed presence will highlight our
latest innovations in imaging instruments and the software that runs on them."
    MDS Analytical Technologies will hold a pre-conference Drug Discovery
Users Forum and will present several sessions at the conference. More

    Pre-Conference Event:
    Drug Discovery Users Forum
    Saturday, April 25, 2009

    This prominent event brings together influential and respected scientists
to discuss assay and screening advances in drug discovery. For more
information, visit the event page and register:

    New Development for MDS Analytical Technologies' Complete Solution for
    High Content Screening: Turning the Corner on Speed and Flexibility

    Pierre Turpin, Ph.D., Product Marketing Manager
    Monday, April 27, 2009
    1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CEST
    Faidherbe 2 at Lille Grand Palais

    Main Session Presentation:
    Novel Imaging and Analysis of Large Organisms for High-Throughput Assays

    Evan Cromwell, Ph.D., Director of IsoCyte Operations
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009
    11:10a.m. - 11:35 a.m. CEST
    Vaubaun Meeting Room

    Scale Your GPCR Assays with MDS Analytical Technologies' New
    SpectraMax(R) L Multi-Detector Luminometer and FLIPRTETRA System

    Cathy Olsen, Ph.D., and Carole Crittenden, Application Scientists
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009
    8 a.m. - 8:45a.m. CEST
    Charles de Gaulle 1 at Lille Grand Palais

    Where to Find Us

    Detailed presentations and product demonstrations are available at the
MDS Analytical Technologies booth (booth 76). For conference information,
please visit

    About MDS Analytical Technologies

    MDS Analytical Technologies, a business unit of MDS Inc., is focused on
the research, design, manufacture and marketing of state-of-the-art tools for
mass-spectrometry, drug discovery and bioresearch. MDS Analytical
Technologies' products are designed to help accelerate the complex process of
discovering and developing new drug compounds, and are sold to research
scientists around the world. The mass-spectrometer product lines are also sold
globally through joint ventures with two of the world's leading analytical
instrumentation and life-sciences companies, Life Technologies Corporation and
PerkinElmer, Inc. Find out more at or

    About MDS Inc.

    MDS Inc. (TSX: MDS; NYSE:   MDZ) is a global life-sciences company that
provides market-leading products and services that our customers need for the
development of drugs and diagnosis and treatment of disease. We are a leading
global provider of pharmaceutical contract research, medical isotopes for
molecular imaging, radiotherapeutics, and analytical instruments. MDS, Inc.
has more than 5,000 highly skilled people in 29 countries. Find out more at or by calling 1-888-MDS-7222, 24 hours a day.

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For further information: (MEDIA): Tom Driscoll, (408) 747-3681,; INVESTORS: Kim Lee, (416) 213-4721,

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