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American Bio Medica is Granted U.S. Patent; Intellectual Property Portfolio Continues to Expand.

KINDERHOOK, N.Y. -- American Bio Medica Corporation (NASDAQ:ABMC) announced today that they have been granted another patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office related to the Company's Rapid Drug Screen(R) product. Patent Number 6,915,919 covers a container closure cap with a self-sealing slot. This self-sealing closure cap prevents leakage of the urine specimen through the slot after the Rapid Drug Screen test card has been removed.

With this grant, ABMC's intellectual property portfolio for its drug of abuse testing line increases to 9 United States patents and 15 foreign patents, in addition to a number of pending patent applications both within the US and internationally.

For more information on ABMC or its drug testing products, please visit www.abmc.com

About American Bio Medica Corporation

American Bio Medica Corporation is a biotechnology company that develops manufactures and markets accurate, cost-effective immunoassay diagnostic test kits, including some of the world's most effective point of collection tests for drugs of abuse. The Company and its worldwide distribution network target the workplace, government, corrections, clinical and educational markets. ABMC's Rapid Drug Screen, Rapid One(R), Rapid TEC(R), RDS(R) InCup(TM) and Rapid TOX(TM) products test for the presence or absence of drugs of abuse in urine, while OralStat(R) tests for the presence or absence of drugs of abuse in oral fluids. ABMC's Rapid Reader(TM) is a compact, portable device that, when connected to any computer, interprets the results of an ABMC drug screen, and sends the results to a data management system, enabling the test administrator to easily manage their drug testing program.

This release may contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ, and such differences could be material. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: continued acceptance of the Company's products, increased levels of competition in our industry, the acceptance of new products, inherent risks associated with product development and intellectual property rights, the Company's dependence on key personnel, third party sales and suppliers. There can be no assurance that the Company will be successful in addressing such risks and uncertainties and the Company assumes no duty to update any forward-looking statements based upon actual results. Investors are strongly encouraged to review the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's annual report on Form 10-KSB for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004, and quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of risks and uncertainties that could affect operating results and the market price of the Company's common shares.
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