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DRUG SCREENING SYSTEMS AWARDED PATENT

 BLACKWOOD, N.J., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Drug Screening Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRUG) today announced that the patent covering the company's one-step, on-site tests for identifying the presence of drugs of abuse was issued on Aug. 24, 1993.
 Dr. Fran Pfeiffer, vice president-research and development, one of the patent's originators, stated, "The technology that is now covered by U.S. Patent No. 5,238,652 is also an integral part of the company's ongoing development programs, particularly those it has in partnership with Tepnel Diagnostics plc, an emerging U.K. biotechnology company.
 "Our technology allows us to pursue the development of other diagnostic tests such as identifying residual antibiotic levels in milk, meat and fish," Dr. Pfeiffer noted. "This antibiotic detection application was a key factor in Tepnel's decision to form a technical and marketing alliance with DSSI."
 Drug Screening Systems is a biochemical diagnostic company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of on-site screening tests. the company's drugs of abuse products are currently sold under the trademarks MACH IV(R) Screen and microLINE(R) Screen in the United States and throughout Europe, South America and the Far East, through distributors and sales agents.
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 /CONTACT: Dr. Fran Pfeiffer or Patrick Byrne of Drug Screening Systems, 609-228-8500/
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