Xceleron and Intertek Announce Agreement to Provide Integrated Bio-Based Testing Services Utilizing Accelerator Mass Spectrometry

February 12, 2013

Germantown, MD, USA — Xceleron, a leader in the application of ultra-sensitive Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) to low-level quantitation of carbon isotopes, and Intertek, a global leader in providing quality and safety services to a wide range of industries, have entered into an agreement to help companies address their challenges in creating sustainable businesses. This agreement offers Intertek's customers a solution for measuring renewable, bio-based content in carbon-based materials, such as fuels, packaging and other matrices. This will enable them to more easily meet and report on corporate sustainability and social responsibility goals.

A 'bio-based product' is a commercial or industrial product (other than food or feed) that is composed, in whole or in part, of biological products or renewable agricultural (plant, animal and marine) or forestry materials. The AMS technology at Xceleron accurately measures renewable carbon content and, as part of Intertek's sustainability and social responsibility solutions, it will provide clients with a single source to assure their sustainability goals are met.

"At Xceleron, we believe that technology can improve the lives of people by bringing them better products faster and cheaper. We recently became ISO17025 accredited and certified to ASTM D6866. Now our technology is made available to Intertek's international client base" said Dr. Michael Butler, CEO of Xceleron.

Dr. Ruud Overbeek, Vice President, Global Health, Environmental and Regulatory Services for Intertek said "Xceleron's technology is an excellent addition to the suite of services Intertek supplies to manufacturers of bio-based, renewable products. Adding this special technology to our complementary services portfolio will address our customer's demand for ensuring their products are truly eco-friendly and sustainable."

For more information about Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) Services, please visit: www.intertek.com/analytical-laboratories/accelerator-mass-spectrometry-ams/

Contacts:

Mike Butler
CEO
Xceleron
240.361.1900 x2050
mike.butler@xceleron.com

Joel Pekay
Sales and Marketing Director
Intertek
312-906-7716
joel.pekay@intertek.com

About Xceleron
Xceleron is an A2LA ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (Certificate # 3411.01) Accredited ASTM D6866 Testing Laboratory. Xceleron provides biobased Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) testing services to determine the renewable carbon content in a wide range of biobased products for the consumer, household, plastics and biological fuels industries. Xceleron also provides bioanalytical AMS services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The company pioneered human microdose and microtracer techniques using ultra-sensitive AMS to investigate the metabolism and pharmacokinetics of developmental drugs in human clinical trials, and has been a leading AMS service provider for more than 10 years. Visit Xceleron at www.xceleron.com.

About Intertek
Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 33,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek helps its clients to meet end users' expectations across increasingly diverse quality, health, environmental, safety and social accountability aspects in virtually any market around the world. Visit www.intertek.com