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MSGI blends nanotechnology, chemical sensing IP in iPhone lab-on-chip for NASA


March 3, 2011 - MARKET WIRE -- MSGI Technology Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: MSGI), a provider of proprietary solutions to commercial and government organizations, provided a science and technology update to its investors on its lab-on-chip chemical sensing technology being developed for NAsA.

As part of MSGI Space Act Agreements with NASA, a handheld diagnostic device has been developed with medical and environmental testing applications. The new device plugs directly into an iPhone and can collect and analyze chemical data in real time. The device senses chemicals in the air using a sample jet and a multi-channel silicon-based sensing chip with a variety of nanomaterials.

The device consists of 256 nanosensors on the chip and uses a pattern recognition algorithm to identify the 'finger print' of the analyte of interest. The sensing device effectively learns the response pattern from changes in resistance correlated to concentration levels of certain target chemicals and gases.

This research has been conducted with support from the US Dept of Homeland Security, US Department of Defense, and MSGI using breakthroughs in nanotechnology and chemical sensing.

Within the medical diagnostic field, the sensor will extract and test breath for a variety of biomarkers indicating various stages of a life-threatening disease. The first such chemical sensor will be used as a non-invasive bloodless test for diabetes. Environmental diagnostic applications include testing the air in a burning building for levels of carbon monoxide and other dangerous or toxic gases, screening for attempts of bio-terrorism.

Jeremy Barbera, CEO of MSGI Technology Solutions, commented, "Alongside our NASA partners, we have been making great technological strides in the areas of chemical sensing and solar energy. Our innovative technology has the ability to improve many facets of society including homeland security, environmental testing, diagnostic testing, energy conservation and much more."

MSGI Technology Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: MSGI) is a provider of proprietary solutions to commercial and government organizations. MSGI has executed several Space Act Agreements with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), forming a partnership between MSGI and the NASA Ames Research Center for the purpose of research and development, technology transfer and near-term commercialization of NASA inventions.

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