ForteBio Opens European Sales and Support Office

May 31, 2006

Menlo Park, CA, May 31, 2006 -ForteBio, Inc., developer of label-free systems for real-time detection and analysis of molecular interactions, today announced the opening of their European Sales and Support Offices in The Netherlands.

The next generation of analytical tools for life science research, ForteBio’s Octet™ System accelerates the selection and characterization of antibody candidates by generating real-time quantitative and kinetic results quickly and easily – even in crude samples. Local applications support will enable ForteBio’s European customers to rapidly optimize their assays and take advantage of the new biosensor products being introduced over the coming months.

“We are experiencing increasing demand for the Octet System in Europe,” said Winnie H. Wan, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of ForteBio. “The new sales office gives us an opportunity to provide higher levels of service and support to help our customers achieve the benefits of real-time analysis for therapeutic antibody and protein characterization. The team in Europe will take ForteBio to the next level of development in this important market.”

Fortebio’s European Sales and Support Office will be locally managed by TouchDown Biomarketing B.V. Mr. Tony Bartlett, Director of Business Development for ForteBio in Europe, stated, “Our team of application scientists, engineers and account managers has experience from some of the leading research laboratories in Europe. We will provide ForteBio with the direct market presence essential for growth and business development. ForteBio’s customers will benefit from timely scientific and technical information as well as access to hands-on expertise.”

About ForteBio, Inc.
ForteBio is a venture-capital funded life science company providing analytical systems to accelerate the development of biotherapeutics. These systems enable real-time analysis of biomolecular interactions providing information on affinity, kinetics and concentration. Most importantly, ForteBio’s analytical capabilities provide greater value in drug development applications where existing methods have limitations in throughput, performance and cost. The company is located in Menlo Park, California. For more information, please visit www.fortebio.com.

About TouchDown Biomarketing B.V.
TouchDown Biomarketing B.V. offers operational management and support to technology companies for the successful commercial introduction of innovative products into the European life sciences marketplace. With extensive business networks in Europe, USA and Japan, TouchDown Biomarketing has established a number of partnerships to provide the most optimal portfolio of services. The company is located in Bemmel, The Netherlands. For more information, visit www.touchdown-biomarketing.com.

Contact Information :
Stephen Oldfield, PhD
Vice President, Marketing and Sales
650 322-1360 ext 135
soldfield@fortebio.com

Contact Information 2:
Tony Bartlett
Director of Business Development
+31 (0)481-420099
tbartlett@fortebio.com