LipoScience Inc was incorporated under the laws of North Carolina in June 1994 under the name LipoMed, Inc. and reincorporated under the laws of Delaware in June 2000. The Company is a clinical diagnostic company into field of person...alized diagnostics based on nuclear magnetic resonance technology. The Company's first diagnostic test, the NMR LipoProfile test, is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and directly measures the number of low density lipoprotein, particles in a blood sample and provides physicians and their patients with actionable information to personalize management of risk for heart disease. The Company’s technology platform combines proprietary signal processing algorithms and NMR spectroscopic detection into a clinical analyzer to identify and quantify concentrations ...of lipoproteins and, potentially, small molecule metabolites. NMR detectors, or spectrometers, analyze a blood plasma or serum sample by subjecting it to a short pulse of radio frequency energy within a strong magnetic field. The Company currently markets NMR LipoProfile test through a direct sales force in 27 states. The Company competes against companies that offer other methods for measuring lipoproteins. Its competitors include Quest Diagnostics, Berkeley HeartLab, Inc., Atherotech, Inc. and SpectraCell Laboratories. The Company is subject to extensive and frequently changing federal, state and local laws and regulations governing various aspects of its business.