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DR. KARY MULLIS, NOBEL PRIZE WINNING CHEMIST NAMED TO DIRECT WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD
WACO, TEXAS - Sept. 9, 2003 (Send2Press Newswire) -- Direct Wireless
Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: DWCM) a biotechnology company which is
focused on biomarker and pathway discovery for diagnostic markers and drug
targets today announced the appointment of Nobel Prize-winning chemist
Kary Mullis, Ph.D., to its Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Mullis received a Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1993, for his invention
of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The process, which Dr. Mullis
conceptualized in 1983, is hailed as one of the greatest scientific
accomplishments of the twentieth century, one that revolutionized genetic
science and engineering.
In addition, PCR has also been an enormous commercial success. The
original patent was sold to Hoffman LaRoche for $300 million and has
generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue from royalties.
Dr. Mullis is the author of several major patents. His patented inventions
include PCR technology and UV-sensitive plastic that changes color in
response to light. In addition to the Nobel Prize in chemistry, he was
awarded the Japan Prize in 1993 for the invention of PCR. The Japan Prize
is one of international science's most prestigious awards.
His many awards include the Thomas A. Edison Award (1993); California
Scientist of the Year Award (1992); the National Biotechnology Award
(1991); the Gairdner Award, Toronto, Canada (1991); the R&D Scientist of
the Year (1991); the William Allan Memorial Award of the American Society
of Human Genetics (1990); and the Preis Biochemische Analytik of the
German Society of Clinical Chemistry and Boehringer Mannheim (1990). In
addition, Dr. Mullis was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame
"It is truly an honor to have Dr. Mullis, with his tremendous scientific
accomplishments and unparalleled expertise in the life science arena,
agree to become a member of our Scientific Advisory Board," said Stephen
D. Barnhill, M.D., President and Medical Director of Direct Wireless
Communications. "This appointment is a major step forward for our company
and we are very excited to be working with Dr. Mullis as we progress to
the forefront of biomarker discovery".
Dr. Mullis commented, "I am looking forward to working with Dr. Barnhill
and his team of world renowned scientists and mathematicians, and
assisting them in the continued growth of the company."
For further information about Dr. Mullis, please visit
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