Ricerca Announces Business Development Agreement with LSP

April 1, 2010

Company News Release

Ricerca Biosciences, a preclinical contract research drug development company, is pleased to announce a business development agreement with Life Science Partner (LSP) Co., Ltd., of Tokyo, Japan. Ricerca offers a spectrum of services for the areas of agrochemical registration, environmental analysis and pre-investigational new drug (IND) biopharmaceutical registration.

The collaboration and settlement grants LSP the ability to market the full spectrum of services offered by Ricerca to those companies represented by LSP, increasing the Japanese, Korean and overall Asian markets for Ricerca.

“We also believe our collaboration will largely help our customers develop new compounds and products for tomorrow and will provide higher value to meet customerneeds,” stated LSP Executive Director, Hiroko Suzuki.