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BIOMAGNETIC TECHNOLOGIES INC. ANNOUNCES ORDER FROM NATIONAL EPILEPSY CENTER IN SHIZUOKA, JAPAN

 SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Biomagnetic Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: BTIX), today announced that its Asian distributor has received an order for its Magnes(R) Magnetic Source Imaging System (MSI) from the National Epilepsy Center in Shizuoka, Japan.
 "Shizuoka is one of the world's leading institutions dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of epileptic disorders," said James V. Schumacher, president and chief executive officer of BTi. "This order is also a very significant transitional step in that it is the first MSI order placed by an institution primarily for clinical use," he added.
 "We are very excited about the acquisition of the Magnes MSI System," said Dr. Masakazu Seino, director general of the National Epilepsy Center and Shizuoka Higashi Hospital. "We expect the MSI system to be an invaluable tool, providing significant new information to effectively aid diagnosis and treatment of our epileptic patients."
 The Shizuoka system scheduled for installation in early 1994 will be BTi's 12th MSI system to be installed worldwide. The MSI system is distributed by Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd. in Japan.
 BTi is a leader in magnetic source imaging and has developed the Magnes system -- an instrument called a biomagnetometer -- that noninvasively localizes the sources of bioelectrical activity in the brain and heart. Magnes is a registered trademark of Biomagnetic Technologies Inc. The company is headquartered at 9727 Pacific Heights Blvd., San Diego, CA 92121-3719; 619-453-6300.
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 /CONTACT: James V. Schumacher or Peter L. Milliken of Biomagnetic Technologies, 619-453-6300/
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