Hayward, California, January 7, 2009 —

Virovek announced that it signed a licensing agreement with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in which MIT will use Virovek’s AAV production technology for its neuroscience research in the viral core facility newly established by the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research.

Rachael Neve, a former faculty member at Harvard Medical School and director of the Molecular Neurogenetics Laboratory at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA, and one of the world’s foremost experts on gene delivery in the nervous system, will direct the viral core facility.