Dr. Michael Tomlinson Joins Wax-it Histology Services as Lead Pathologist

VANCOUVER, BC (July 7, 2010) — Wax-it Histology Services, a leading Vancouver-based contract research organization that specializes in histopathology and immunohistochemistry solutions, is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Tomlinson to its pathologist team.

Dr. Tomlinson became involved in Medical Product/Device and Toxicologic Pathology in the 80’s and has been a Toxicologic Pathologist since 1990. He has held a number of prominent positions over the years, including Staff Pathologist and Laboratory Manager for Pathology Associates Inc., Chicago, IL, Staff Pathologist for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Director of Pathology for SNBL-USA, Ltd., and Staff Pathologist for CRL, Nevada. Dr. Tomlinson founded Nova Pathology PC in 2003, a Washington-based consulting organization that provides Toxicologic Pathology services to the CRO, Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Device industries.

"Dr. Tomlinson brings a wealth of knowledge and over 30 years of experience in Veterinary Pathology and Toxicologic Pathology," commented Dr. Aruna Somasiri, President and CEO of Wax-it Histology Services. "This partnership will enable Wax-it Histology Services to expand its overall scope of research and better meet the needs of the greater Biomedical industry. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Tomlinson to our pathologist team."

"This strategic alliance will enable both Nova Pathology and Wax-it Histology Services to provide a broader range of pathology and histology expertise," stated Dr. Tomlinson. "It is an honour to serve as Lead Pathologist for Wax-it Histology Services."

About Wax-it Histology Services

Wax-it Histology Services Inc., located on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, is a privately held, science-driven contract research organization engaged in both GLP and non-GLP histology. In addition to special stains, immunohistochemistry, and routine paraffin histology for preclinical toxicology studies, Wax-it also offers specialized resin sectioning for soft and hard tissues, and implanted medical devices. Wax-it Histology Services works with clients in the Medical Device, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Government, and Academic sectors. For more information, visit www.waxitinc.com.

About Nova Pathology

Nova Pathology, PC is a Washington-based organization that provides Toxicologic Pathology services to the CRO, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Device sectors. In addition to capabilities in histopathology, immunohistopathology, peer review, and digital photomicrography, Nova Pathology also provides consulting in the areas of standard operating procedure preparation, pathology data management, evaluation of contract laboratories, and protocol review and study monitoring. For more information, visit www.novapathology.com.