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Monday 06 August, 2007

Omega Diagnostics Gp

Acquisition and placing

Omega Diagnostics Group PLC
06 August 2007


For release
6 August 2007
                               Omega Diagnostics

                        PROPOSALS FOR THE ACQUISITION OF
                          GENESIS DIAGNOSTICS LIMITED
                                      AND
                    CAMBRIDGE NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES LIMITED,
     PLACING OF 7,333,333 NEW ORDINARY SHARES OF 4p EACH AT 30p PER SHARE,
                              SHARE CONSOLIDATION,
                             CAPITAL REORGANISATION
                                      AND
                    NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING


Omega, a medical diagnostic company that produces and sells a wide range of
in-vitro diagnostic test kits, is pleased to announce that it has conditionally
agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Genesis Diagnostics Limited
and Cambridge Nutritional Sciences Limited (together 'Genesis-CNS').  The
Acquisition of Genesis-CNS constitutes a reverse take-over under Rule 14 of the
AIM Rules.

Genesis-CNS is a growing, profitable, cash-generative business serving the
clinical diagnostics market.  Genesis-CNS supplies test kits to hospital
laboratories in the UK and overseas, via a network of distributors, in 27
countries. Genesis-CNS produces 80 different test kits, plus a line of 24
quality control products, mainly in the areas of autoimmune diseases and food
intolerance as well as providing testing services for food intolerance and some
diseases.

The consideration for the Acquisition is to be satisfied as to £3.2 million
payable in cash on Completion; the issue of Consideration Shares at the Placing
Price not to exceed the lesser of £1.4 million or 29.99 per cent. of the
Enlarged Issued Share Capital; an amount in cash equal to the difference between
the value of the Consideration Shares at the Placing Price and £1.4 million to
be payable one year after completion; deferred consideration payable in cash in
accordance with the Earn Out Calculation; and the issue of a loan note in
respect of £1.1 million.

The Company also announces that it has raised, conditional on Admission, £2.2
million by means of a placing of 7,333,333 New Ordinary Shares at 30p (0.75p
before reorganisation and consolidation) per Placing Share by Teather &
Greenwood in order to provide funds for the Acquisition.  A further £1.2 million
of funding for the Acquisition will be provided by a loan from Bank of Scotland.

The Company is also proposing to undertake a Share Consolidation and Capital
Reorganisation, further details of which are set out below.

Completion of the Acquisition, the Placing, the Share Consolidation and the
Capital Reorganisation are subject, amongst other things, to the approval of
Shareholders, which is to be sought at the Extraordinary General Meeting
convened for 11.30am on 30 August 2007 to be held at the offices of Brodies LLP,
at 15 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 8HA.  The Directors have irrevocably
undertaken to vote in favour of the Resolutions in respect of their own
beneficial shareholdings which amount in aggregate to 37,324,976 Ordinary Shares
(representing approximately 30.29 per cent. of the Ordinary Shares currently in
issue).

The Company has posted an Admission Document to Shareholders along with the
Notice of EGM.  Dealings in the Company's Ordinary Shares on AIM are expected to
recommence with immediate effect.

Andrew Shepherd, Chief Executive of the Company commented:

'The acquisition of Genesis-CNS is highly significant as it is our first since
joining AIM in September 2006. Genesis and CNS are growing, profitable and cash
generative businesses operating in the growth markets of Autoimmune Disease and
Food Intolerance testing.  They also have proven new technologies which will
strengthen and diversify the Omega product offering.

'We look forward to presenting this enhanced product range to our extensive
distribution network spanning over 100 countries.'


Contacts:

Omega Diagnostics Group PLC
Tel: 01259 763030

Andrew Shepherd, Chief Executive
Kieron Harbinson, Finance Director
www.omegadiagnostics.com

Teather & Greenwood Limited
Nominated Adviser & Broker
Tel: 020 7426 9000

Thilo Hoffmann/Simon Brown, Corporate Finance

Parkgreen Communications Limited
Paul McManus
Tel: 020 7479 7933
Mob: 07980 541 893
paul.mcmanus@parkgreenmedia.com


FURTHER INFORMATION


STATISTICS

Placing Price                                                                                                   30p

Number of Existing Ordinary Shares                                                                      123,245,615

Number of Consideration Shares being issued under the Acquisition                                         4,461,220

Number of Placing Shares being issued on Admission                                                        7,333,333

Total number of New Ordinary Shares in issue following Admission                                         14,875,693

Percentage of the Enlarged Issued Share Capital to be held by the Vendors immediately               29.99 per cent.
following Completion and Admission


EXPECTED TIMETABLE OF PRINCIPAL EVENTS

Extraordinary General Meeting                                                            11.30am on 30 August 2007

Record Date for the Share Consolidation and Capital Reorganisation             Close of business on 30 August 2007

First Admission                                                                                     31 August 2007

Second Admission                                                                                  3 September 2007

Completion of the Acquisition and issue of Consideration Shares                                   3 September 2007


INFORMATION ON OMEGA

Omega is an established business in the medical diagnostics industry which
produces and sells a wide range of immunoassay and infectious disease IVD test
kits and other products through a distribution network in more than 100
countries worldwide. Omega operates in a niche market, supplying tests for
specific infectious diseases and other clinical conditions. The infectious
diseases addressed by Omega's products include Syphilis, Tuberculosis, Dengue
Fever, Chagas Disease and Malaria. All products are designed for use in clinical
laboratories and Rapid Tests are designed for use at the point of care. Omega
currently exports over 95 per cent. of its products.


INFORMATION ON GENESIS-CNS

Genesis and CNS are established businesses in the medical diagnostics industry
which develop, produce and sell a range of IVD tests kits specialising in the
areas of autoimmune disease, infectious disease and food intolerance.  The
acquisition of Genesis-CNS is in line with Omega's strategy of focusing on
selected acquisitions of niche players in the IVD market. Genesis-CNS has the
following characteristics which make it an attractive acquisition for the
Company:

-  Growing, profitable, cash-generative

-  Operating in growth markets

-  Ability to increase the routes to market

-  Complementary product ranges

-  Well established high quality management team


Growing, profitable, cash-generative:

Over the three years to the year ended 31 October 2006 Genesis-CNS sales have
grown to approximately £2,192,000 (including intercompany sales of approximately
£78,000) for the 2005/6 financial year. For the year ended 31 October 2006
Genesis recorded a profit before tax of £238,103 and generated an operating cash
surplus of £259,117. As at 31 October 2006, Genesis had net assets of £885,204.
For the year ended 31 October 2006 CNS recorded a profit before tax of £79,474
and generated an operating cash surplus of £64,738.  As at 31 October 2006, CNS
had net assets of £121,414.


Operating in growth markets:

There has been a huge increase in people suffering from food related illnesses
in recent years. Allergy UK, a national medical charity concerned with
allergies, food intolerance and chemical sensitivities, believes that around 45
per cent. of the UK population is adversely affected by the food they eat and
they see cases of food intolerance rising. The Directors believe that a growing
awareness of food intolerance issues is driving the market potential for
diagnostic products and services and therefore will increase the potential for
sales.

It is estimated that the total European autoimmune disease diagnostics market
was worth US$440 million in 2004 and it is predicted that it may reach almost
US$700 million by 2011.


Ability to increase the routes to market:

The Genesis-CNS distribution network only extends to 27 countries whereas
Omega's extends to over 100 countries. The Directors intend to increase sales of
Genesis-CNS and Omega's products by cross-selling them into the combined
distribution network.


Complementary product ranges:

The products produced by Genesis-CNS utilise the Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
technology which is common to many of the products produced by Omega and they
are highly complementary in that they cover areas of the IVD market which are
not currently covered by Omega. For example, Omega primarily sells infectious
disease diagnostic products whereas Genesis-CNS focuses on autoimmunity and food
intolerance diagnostic products through its macro and microarray technologies.


Well established high quality management team:

Genesis-CNS has a strong management team which the Directors believe will be an
asset to Omega's existing management. In particular, Dr Michael Walker, who will
be joining the Board of Omega as a Non-Executive Director, brings a wealth of
industry experience and contacts, having grown the Genesis-CNS business since
1994. In addition, the Directors intend to retain the entire team of senior
management from the Genesis-CNS business.


CURRENT TRADING AND PROSPECTS OF THE ENLARGED GROUP

Trading in Omega for the current year remains flat and the rationale for seeking
to grow through acquisition is further underlined. Trading in Genesis-CNS has
continued to grow and the Ongoing Directors are confident in the prospects of
the Enlarged Group and believe it will be well placed to exploit the new product
opportunities that exist with the microarray and macroarray diagnostic platforms
and the launch of a new test for diagnosing HSV-2 infections.


PRINCIPAL TERMS OF AND CONDITIONS TO THE ACQUISITION

The Vendors and the Company have entered into the Acquisition Agreement,
pursuant to which the Company will acquire the entire issued share capital of
each of CNS and Genesis. The maximum consideration payable by the Company to the
Vendors will be £6.7 million and it will be payable as follows:

(a) as to £3.2 million payable in cash at Completion (£2.9 million net of the
cash anticipated to be on Genesis - CNS' balance sheet at Completion);

(b) the issue of Consideration Shares at the Placing Price not to exceed the
lesser of £1.4 million or 29.99 per cent. of the Enlarged Issued Share Capital;
an amount in cash equal to the difference
between the value of the Consideration Shares at the Placing Price and £1.4
million payable one year after Completion;

(c) as to £1.1 million pursuant to the terms of a loan note to be issued by the
Company at completion, further details of which are set out in paragraph 2.10.6
of Part VII;

(d) as to an amount of up to £1 million, to be paid in cash, being an amount
equal to 7 per cent. of income (i) invoiced during and (ii) received by
Genesis-CNS within 3 months after the end of each year of the Earn Out Period or
within the Earn Out Period by Genesis-CNS in respect of the sale of Genesis
Products and CNS Products in each year of the Earn Out Period.

The Consideration Shares will, when issued, rank equally with the New Ordinary
Shares.  Completion of the Acquisition is conditional, among other things, upon:

(a) Admission; and

(b) the passing by the Shareholders of the Resolutions.

If the Resolutions are duly passed by Shareholders at the EGM and other
conditions set out in the Acquisition Agreement are met, trading in the Existing
Ordinary Shares on AIM will be cancelled and the Enlarged Issued Share Capital
will be admitted to trading on AIM, with dealings expected to commence on 31
August 2007 in respect of the First Admission and on 3 September 2007 in respect
of the Second Admission.


FUNDING

The Company proposes to raise approximately £2.2 million by the allotment and
issue of 7,333,333 New Ordinary Shares at the Placing Price pursuant to the
Placing by Teather & Greenwood. The Placing Shares will represent approximately
49.3 per cent. of the Enlarged Issued Share Capital of the Company on Admission.

Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange for the Enlarged Issued
Share Capital to be admitted to trading on AIM. Dealings on AIM are expected to
commence on 31 August 2007 in respect of the First Admission and 3 September
2007 in respect of the Second Admission.

The Company has also agreed a facility arrangement for £1.2 million with Bank of
Scotland.

The net proceeds of the Placing, together with the Bank of Scotland loan, will
be used to provide funds for the Acquisition.


DETAILS OF THE CAPITAL REORGANISATION AND THE SHARE CONSOLIDATION

In order to effect the Placing the Capital Reorganisation needs to be
undertaken.  The nominal value of each Existing Ordinary Share is 1p which is
higher (before reorganisation and consolidation) than the Placing Price of 30p
(0.75p before reorganisation and consolidation) per Placing Share.  Under
company law the Company is prohibited from issuing shares for consideration at
less than nominal value.

In order to remedy this problem it is proposed to implement the Capital
Reorganisation pursuant to which it is proposed that each Ordinary Share will be
divided into one Intermediate Ordinary Share with a nominal value of 0.1p and
one Deferred Share with a nominal value of 0.9p. The Intermediate Ordinary
Shares created will have the same rights (including voting and dividend rights
and rights on a return of capital) as the Existing Ordinary Shares. The Deferred
Shares created by the Capital Reorganisation will be nonvoting, carry no right
to participate in any future dividend, have a minimal entitlement to share in
the Company's capital and will not be listed or quoted on any recognised
investment exchange. They will be effectively valueless. No share certificates
will be issued in respect of the Deferred Shares.

The Directors will give consideration after Admission to the need for a Capital
Reduction to cancel the Deferred Shares. Shareholders should be aware that any
Capital Reduction will not, of itself, have any effect on the net assets of the
Group or on the market value of the issued New Ordinary Shares, other than as a
result of the costs of carrying out the reduction.

The Directors are proposing that the Intermediate Ordinary Shares are then
consolidated on the basis of 1 New Ordinary Share for every 40 Intermediate
Ordinary Shares held at the Record Date.

Upon implementation of the Share Consolidation, Shareholders on the register of
members of the Company at the close of business on the Record Date, which is
expected to be 30 August 2007, will have 40 Intermediate Ordinary Shares
consolidated into 1 New Ordinary Share and so in proportion for any other number
of Intermediate Ordinary Shares then held. New Ordinary Shares arising on
implementation of the Share Consolidation will have the same rights as the
Existing Ordinary Shares, including voting, dividend and other rights. New share
certificates will, where relevant, be issued in respect of the New Ordinary
Shares in issue and certificates for the Ordinary Shares will be cancelled.

No Shareholder will be entitled to a fraction of a New Ordinary Share and where,
as a result of the consolidation of Intermediate Ordinary Shares described
above, any Shareholder would otherwise be entitled to a fraction only of a New
Ordinary Share in respect of their holding of Existing Ordinary Shares at the
Record Date (a 'Fractional Shareholder') such fractions shall be aggregated with
the fractions of New Ordinary Shares to which other Fractional Shareholders of
the Company may be entitled so as to form full New Ordinary Shares and sold.

The Directors will be authorised to sell New Ordinary Shares arising from
fractional shareholdings on behalf of the Company in the market as soon as
reasonably practicable following the passing of the Resolution for the best
price then reasonably available for those shares.

It is intended that, prior to the Record Date, the Company shall issue to the
Chairman such number (not to exceed 39) of new Intermediate Ordinary Shares as
are required to increase the issued share capital of the Company on the Record
Date to a number divisible by 40. These shares will be issued at a price no less
than their mid-market value on the date preceding the date of issue.

Key points consequential on the Capital Reorganisation

-  Dealings in Existing Ordinary Shares will cease on 30 August 2007 and
dealings in New Ordinary Shares will commence on 31 August 2007 in respect of
the First Admission and 3 September 2007 in respect of the Second Admission;

-  Settlements effected on or after 31 August 2007 of bargains made before that
date will be in New Ordinary Shares;

-  For Shareholders holding their shares in certificated form, new share
certificates will be despatched (at the risk of the addressee) in respect of New
Ordinary Shares by no later than 17 September 2007;

-  For Shareholders holding shares in uncertificated form, the relevant number
of New Ordinary Shares will be credited to their existing stock accounts on 31
August 2007, in place of their Existing Ordinary Shares.


BOARD

Upon Admission, the Directors will remain in their current positions and Dr
Michael Strachan Walker will join the Board as a Non-Executive Director.  Aged
60, Dr Walker graduated in Biochemistry at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. Dr
Walker worked as a hospital biochemist in the National Health Service and
carried out research on the involvement of steroid hormones in male infertility.
Dr Walker completed his PhD at the Department of Medicine, University of Glasgow
in 1976 and later gained a marketing qualification from the Richard Ivey
Business School in Canada.  Dr Walker also filled marketing and sales roles with
Serono Diagnostics Limited in Switzerland.  Dr Walker founded Genesis in 1994
with the aim of introducing new diagnostic test kits and reagents.  Dr Walker
founded CNS in 2001 with the aim of providing food intolerance tests and other
pathology services direct to both the medical industry and to patients. CNS
developed the UK's first lgG food intolerance test which used finger prick blood
sampling.  In relation to his appointment as a Non-Executive Director of the
Company, Dr Walker will receive a fee of £15,000 per annum terminable on one
months notice by either party.


EMPLOYEES AND INCENTIVISATION

As at 31 March 2007, Omega employed 22 staff in total, all of whom are based at
Omega's premises at Alva, Scotland.

As at 31 March 2007, Genesis-CNS employed 25 staff in total, all of whom are
based at Genesis-CNS's premises in Ely.

It is intended that the adoption of the Share Option Scheme, to be effected by
the passing of a Resolution to be proposed at the EGM, will allow the ongoing
Directors to provide long term incentivisation arrangements for all staff.


LOCK-IN ARRANGEMENTS

Each of Andrew Shepherd, Kieron Harbinson, Michael Gurner, David Evans and ECS
International Trustees (Gibraltar) Limited have undertaken that, subject to
certain limited exceptions, they will not sell or otherwise dispose of, or agree
to sell or dispose of, any of their interests in New Ordinary Shares held by
them respectively until after the publication of the Enlarged Group's results
for the year ended 31 March 2008.  In addition each of Andrew Shepherd, Kieron
Harbinson, Michael Gurner, ECS International Trustees (Gibraltar) Limited have
agreed that any sale or disposal of New Ordinary Shares for a further period of
12 months, will be effected through Teather & Greenwood and with its consent so
as to maintain an orderly market in the Company's shares.


EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

Completion of the Acquisition, the Placing, the Share Consolidation and the
Capital Reorganisation are subject, amongst other things, to the approval of
Shareholders, which is to be sought at the Extraordinary General Meeting
convened for 11.30am on 30 August 2007 to be held at the offices of Brodies LLP,
at 15 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 8HA.


ADMISSION TO AIM

The Share Consolidation is conditional upon the New Ordinary Shares being
admitted to trading on AIM.  Application for such Admission will be made so as
to enable the New Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM as soon as
practicable following the Record Date. It is expected that the First Admission
will become effective at 8.00 am on 31 August 2007 whereupon the Share
Consolidation will be effective and that Second Admission will become effective
at 8.00 am on 3 September 2007.


APPENDIX A

FURTHER INFORMATION GIVEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AIM RULES CONCERNING MICHAEL
STRACHAN WALKER


Current Directorships

Biosurgical Products Limited
Cambridge Nutritional Sciences Limited
Genesis Diagnostics Limited

There is no further information to be disclosed in respect of Michael Walker
under Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules.


APPENDIX B

In this announcement, where the context permits, the expressions set out below
shall bear the following meanings:

'2006 Acquisition'                                        the acquisition of Omega Diagnostics Limited, a private
                                                          limited company registered in Scotland with company
                                                          number SC107178, pursuant to an acquisition agreement
                                                          dated 23 August 2006

'2006 Acquisition Initial Consideration Shares'           the 60,600,000 Existing Ordinary Shares issued by the
                                                          Company pursuant to the 2006 Acquisition

'2006 Admission'                                          the admission of shares to trading on AIM on 19 September
                                                          2006

'2006 Earn Out'                                           the proportion of the consideration, up to a maximum of
                                                          £1,788,000, payable by the Company pursuant to the 2006
                                                          Acquisition, which was subject to an earn out calculation

'2006 Earn Out Shares'                                    the shares to be issued pursuant to the 2006 earn out

'2006 Placing'                                            the placing of 2006 Placing Shares at the 2006 Placing
                                                          Price,
                                                          pursuant to the 2006 Placing Agreement

'2006 Placing Price'                                      2p per Existing Ordinary Share - equivalent to 80p per
                                                          New Ordinary Share

'2006 Placing Shares'                                     the 50,000,000 Existing Ordinary Shares which were issued
                                                          by the Company pursuant to the 2006 Placing

'2006 Warrant'                                            warrant to subscribe constituted by the 2006 Warrant
                                                          Instrument

'2006 Warrantholder'                                      the holder of a 2006 Warrant

'2006 Warrant Instrument'                                 the deed poll instrument issued by the Company on 23
                                                          August 2006

'2006 Warrant Issue'                                      the issue of warrants entitling the holders of shares
                                                          already in issue on 24 August 2006 to subscribe for up to
                                                          5,588,432 Existing Ordinary Shares under the terms of the
                                                          2006 Warrant Instrument

'Acquisition'                                             the acquisition of Genesis-CNS pursuant to the
                                                          Acquisition Agreement

'Acquisition Agreement'                                   the agreement dated 3 August 2007 between the Vendors and
                                                          the
                                                          Company for the sale of the entire issued share capital
                                                          of Genesis and CNS to the Company

'Act'                                                     the Companies Act 1985, (as amended)

'Admission'                                               the admission of the New Ordinary Shares, including the
                                                          Placing
                                                          Shares and the Consideration Shares, to trading on AIM
                                                          becoming effective in accordance with the AIM Rules
                                                          which, unless the context otherwise requires, includes
                                                          the First Admission and the Second Admission

'AIM'                                                     AIM, a market of the London Stock Exchange

'AIM Rules'                                               the rules of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) governing
                                                          admission to and the operation of AIM for AIM companies
                                                          and their
                                                          nominated advisers

'Andrew Shepherd Deferred Salary Arrangements'            the arrangement between Andrew Shepherd, a Director, and
                                                          the Company in relation to payment of his deferred salary

'Articles'                                                the articles of association of the Company


'Bank Facilities'                                         the facility agreement for £1.2 million by Bank of
                                                          Scotland to the Company for the purposes of the
                                                          Acquisition the existing directors of the Company

'Board'                                                   the existing directors of the Company

'Business Day'                                            a day which is not a Saturday or a Sunday and which is
                                                          not a bank
                                                          or public holiday in Edinburgh or Cambridge

'Capital Reduction'                                       the potential reduction in the share capital of the
                                                          Company

'Capital Reorganisation'                                  the proposed capital reorganisation of the Company

'certificated' or 'in certificated form'                  the description of a share or other security which is not
                                                          in uncertificated form (that is, not in CREST)

'CNS'                                                     Cambridge Nutritional Sciences Limited, a private limited
                                                          company registered in England & Wales with registered
                                                          number 04201429

'CNS Products'                                            means (a) Food Print(R)  test analysis using microarray
                                                          based tests (produced by Genesis and/or CNS) including
                                                          Food Print(R) tests on all bodily fluids and (b) Food
                                                          Detective(R) kits for professional and general public use
                                                          on blood, saliva, urine or any other bodily fluid in
                                                          either case as developed by CNS and/or Genesis and as in
                                                          existence as at the date of the Acquisition Agreement

'Combined Code'                                           the Principles of Good Governance and Code of Best
                                                          Practice, issued by the London Stock Exchange

'Completion'                                              completion of the Acquisition

'Conditional Completion'                                  conditional completion of the sale and purchase of the
                                                          entire
                                                          issued share capitals of Genesis and CNS by the Company
                                                          in accordance with the provisions of the Acquisition
                                                          Agreement

'Consideration Shares'                                    the 4,461,220 New Ordinary Shares to be issued by the
                                                          Company
                                                          pursuant to the Acquisition Agreement

'CREST'                                                   the relevant system (as defined in the CREST Regulations)
                                                          to

                                                          facilitate the transfer of title to the shares in
                                                          uncertificated form in respect of which CRESTCo Limited
                                                          is the Operator (as defined in the CREST Regulations)

'CREST Regulations'                                       the Uncertificated Securities Regulations 2001 (SI 2001
                                                          No. 3755)

'CVS'                                                     the Corporate Venturing Scheme and related reliefs as
                                                          detailed in Schedule 15 of the Finance Act 2000

'CVS relief'                                              reduction or deferral of corporation tax liability as a
                                                          result of a CVS investment

'David Evans Warrant'                                     the warrant over 6,088,843 Existing Ordinary Shares
                                                          issued to David Evans as part of the 2006 Admission

'Deferred Shares'                                         shares in the Company which have a nominal value of 0.9p,
                                                          are
                                                          non-voting, carry no rights to dividends, have a minimal
                                                          entitlement to share in the Company's capital and will
                                                          not be listed or quoted on any recognised investment
                                                          exchange

'Directors'                                               David Eric Evans, Andrew William Shepherd, Kieron Antony
                                                          Harbinson, and Michael Stephen Gurner

'Earn Out Calculation'                                    payment based on 7 per cent. of sales of CNS Products and
                                                          7 per
                                                          cent. of sales of Genesis Products

'Earn Out Period'                                         the period from 1 November 2006 until 31 October 2009

'ECS'                                                     ECS International Trustees (Gibraltar) Limited

'EIS'                                                     The Enterprise Investment Scheme as detailed in Chapter
                                                          III, ICTA
                                                          1988

'Enlarged Group'                                          the Company and its subsidiaries from time to time, from
                                                          Admission

'Enlarged Issued Share Capital'                           the entire issued share capital of the Company
                                                          immediately following Admission

'Existing Ordinary Shares'                                the 123,245,615 Ordinary Shares of 1p each in issue at
                                                          the date
                                                          of this document

'Extraordinary General Meeting' or 'EGM'                  the extraordinary general meeting of the Company to be
                                                          held at the offices of Brodies LLP, 15 Atholl Crescent,
                                                          Edinburgh EH3 8HA
                                                          at 11.30 am on 30 August 2007

'First Admission'                                         the admission of 9,684,470 New Ordinary Shares to trading
                                                          on
                                                          AIM, becoming effective in accordance with the AIM Rules

'Form of Proxy'                                           the form of proxy to be used by Shareholders in respect
                                                          of the Extraordinary General Meeting

'FSA'                                                     the Financial Services Authority of the United Kingdom

'FSMA'                                                    the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended
                                                          including any regulations made pursuant thereto

'Genesis'                                                 Genesis Diagnostics Limited, a private limited company
                                                          registered in England & Wales with registered number
                                                          02924988

'Genesis-CNS'                                             Genesis and CNS

'Genesis Products'                                        means microarray based tests for autoimmune and food
                                                          intolerance/allergy and Food Detective(R) kits and
                                                          autoimmune
                                                          detective kits (i.e. kits based on the macroarray text
                                                          format in 16 or 48 spot formats) in any case as developed
                                                          by Genesis and in existence as at 31 October 2006

'HMRC'                                                    HM Revenue & Customs

'IFRS'                                                    International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by
                                                          the European Union

'Interim Period'                                          the period from signature of the Acquisition Agreement
                                                          until Completion

'Intermediate Ordinary Shares'                            the Ordinary Shares of 0.1p each after creation of the
                                                          Deferred Shares but before the Share Consolidation

'Kieron Harbinson Option Arrangement'                     the arrangement between Kieron Harbinson, a Director, and
                                                          the Company

'Listing Rules'                                           the rules for listing issued by the UK Listing Authority

'London Stock Exchange'                                   London Stock Exchange plc

'Longstop Date'                                           17 September 2007

'New Ordinary Shares'                                     ordinary shares of 4p each in the capital of the Company
                                                          following
                                                          the Capital Reorganisation and the Share Consolidation

'Omega' or 'Company'                                      Omega Diagnostics Group PLC

'Ongoing Directors'                                       the Directors and the Proposed Director

'Ordinary Shares'                                         ordinary shares of 1p each in the capital of the Company

'Placing'                                                 the conditional placing by Teather & Greenwood of the
                                                          Placing Shares at the Placing Price pursuant to the
                                                          Placing Agreement

'Placing Agreement'                                       the conditional agreement between the Directors (1), the
                                                          Proposed
                                                          Director (2), the Company (3) and Teather & Greenwood
                                                          (4), dated
                                                          3 August 2007, relating to the Placing and Admission

'Placing Price'                                           the price of 30p per Placing Share

'Placing Shares'                                          the 7,333,333 New Ordinary Shares to be issued by the
                                                          Company
                                                          pursuant to the Placing

'Products'                                                the CNS Products and the Genesis Products

'Proposals'                                               the proposals for the Acquisition, the Placing, the
                                                          Capital Reorganisation and the Share Consolidation

'Proposed Director'                                       Michael Strachan Walker, to be appointed as a
                                                          Non-Executive
                                                          Director of the Company on Admission

'Record Date'                                             close of business on 30 August 2007

'Registrars'                                              Share Registrars Limited

'Resolutions'                                             the resolutions to be proposed at the Extraordinary
                                                          General Meeting

'Second Admission'                                        the admission of 5,191,223 New Ordinary Shares to trading
                                                          on
                                                          AIM, becoming effective in accordance with the AIM Rules

'Shareholder'                                             a holder of Ordinary Shares or New Ordinary Shares, as
                                                          applicable, from time to time

'Share Consolidation'                                     the proposed consolidation of every 40 Intermediate
                                                          Ordinary
                                                          Shares into 1 New Ordinary Share
                                                          the Omega Diagnostics Group PLC share option plan

'Share Option Scheme'                                     the Omega Diagnostics Group PLC share option plan

'Teather & Greenwood'                                     Teather & Greenwood Limited, which is authorised and
                                                          regulated
                                                          in the United Kingdom by the FSA

'the 2006 Directors' Arrangements'                        the Andrew Shepherd Deferred Salary Arrangements, the
                                                          Kieron Harbinson Option Agreement and the David Evans
                                                          Warrant

'the Transaction'                                         the Acquisition, the Placing, the Capital Reorganisation,
                                                          the Share
                                                          Consolidation and the Capital Reduction in their entirety

'uncertificated' or 'in uncertificated form'              an Ordinary Share recorded on the Company's register as
                                                          being held in uncertificated form in CREST and title to
                                                          which, by virtue of
                                                          the CREST Regulations, may be transferred by means of
                                                          CREST

'United Kingdom' or 'UK'                                  the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

'VCT'                                                     venture capital trust for the purposes of section 842AA
                                                          and
                                                          Schedule 28B of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988
'Vendors'                                                 the shareholders of Genesis and CNS

'Warrantors'                                              Dr Michael Strachan Walker and Irene Crawford Walker, who
                                                          are
                                                          each providing certain warranties pursuant to the
                                                          Acquisition Agreement



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