PositiveID Receives New Order to Support M-BAND System for U.S. Government Contract
Order Increases the Value of Existing Department of Defense Contract; PositiveID Increases Revenue/Backlog Estimate to $3.5 Million; Reiterates Revenue Guidance of $4-10 Million Through the End of 2015
PositiveID Corporation (“PositiveID” or “Company”) (PSID), a developer of biological detection and diagnostics solutions, today announced that it has received a new order from a large government contractor for the continued testing and evaluation of PositiveID’s M-BAND (Microfluidic Bioagent Autonomous Networked Detector) in support of an existing U.S. government contract. In keeping with contractual obligations the contractor and program have not been named. As a result of this new purchase order, the company has increased its 2014/2015 revenue and backlog (backlog added to revenue recognized) estimate from $3.3 million to $3.5 million, and is reiterating its revenue guidance of $4-10 million through the end of 2015 (2014 and 2015 combined).
“We view this latest purchase order as another validation of not only our technical capabilities, but also our ability to collaborate with large commercial and government partners, while continuing to execute our strategy,” stated William J. Caragol, Chairman and CEO of PositiveID. “We are very pleased to continue the testing of our M-BAND units to protect our nation’s warfighters and defenders.”
About PositiveID Corporation
PositiveID Corporation is an emerging growth company and developer of biological detection systems for America’s homeland defense industry as well as rapid biological testing. PositiveID is focused on the development of microfluidic systems for the automated preparation of and performance of biological assays in order to detect biological threats at high-value locations, as well as analyze samples in a medical environment. For more information on PositiveID, please visit http://www.PositiveIDCorp.com.
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