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EKM Corporation Signs On as Preferred Partner with Toshiba.

SAN DIEGO -- EKM Corporation, an award-winning leader in Electronic Laboratory Notebooks, joins the Toshiba Solution Provider Program. The addition of Toshiba's award-winning Tablet PCs further strengthens EKM's goal of bringing the very best in research and discovery tools to its customers.

With the customer in mind, EKM and Toshiba create more effective laboratory automation solutions for their clients, while increasing sales and productivity, therefore allocating more time to research and discovery. As a Toshiba Solution Provider EKM will bundle its LABTrack(TM) suite of solutions, including: Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN), Laboratory Information Management (LIMS) and cGMP software onto Toshiba's mobile solutions.

"Many of our clients and prospects in the scientific community are looking for portable solutions that will provide them the same or similar flexibility as their paper lab notebooks," said Stewart Larson, EKM CEO. "Toshiba is the world's leading supplier of Tablet PCs and we envision a win/win/win relationship between our customers, Toshiba and EKM."

Portability is the primary advantage of paper lab notebooks. Incorporating our ELN solution with Toshiba's Tablet PCs has resulted in a solution that allows type written, hand written, voice recorded and other forms of data entry streamlining the old method of capturing patient information.

"In creating the Solutions Provider Program, Toshiba wanted to afford companies such as EKM with the opportunity to bundle their proprietary applications with Toshiba's award-winning notebooks and Tablet PCs to create differentiated mobile computing solutions," said Jeff Barney, vice president marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.

LABTrack is a powerful replacement and/or companion for a paper lab notebook. It is used as an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN), a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Whether in an Analytical Services, QC or R&D lab; Pharmaceutical, Biotech, or an Environmental Testing company, LABTrack stores and reports all of the lab's data. LABTrack is as easy to use as a word processor, but offers the reporting and searching capabilities of a relational database. It is the only ELN that mirrors existing laboratory notebook practices through the use of character recognition and word processing. With electronic signature (21 CFR Part 11) functionality built-in, it is used as a legally acceptable document in a court of law, before the PTO and for complying with FDA regulations. When combined with a wireless-enabled Tablet PC, such as the Toshiba Portege(R) M400, allows the customer to gain complete mobility.

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry leading portable computers; projectors; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, which is a global leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems, as well as major infrastructure systems. Toshiba has worldwide sales of over $54 billion and approximately 300 subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. For more information visit the company's Web site at www.toshiba.com.

About LABTrack:

The LABTrack family of products is centered on the leading broad-based electronic laboratory notebook product that supports scientists and engineers of all disciplines. It offers toolsets and rules for discovery and research, development and manufacturing and has extensions for laboratory information management, bioinformatics and cheminformatics.

For more information, please visit www.labtrack.com

About EKM:

Founded in 2000, San Diego-based EKM Corp. develops knowledge management solutions for the government and scientific sectors. EKM solutions are built on the foundation of the company's award-winning knowledge discovery systems technology and utilize standard data system environments, including IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.

EKM has successfully deployed solutions to more than 200 locations around the United States. They are the recipient of IBM's prestigious Beacon Award for the Best Integrated Business Solution for 2003, as well as a 2005 BIO-IT World Best of Show Finalist.

For more information, please visit www.ekmco.com.
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