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Switzerland-Stansstad-Muhlebach 2 Lease - Vierwaldstatter Beteiligungen AG and Artificial Life Solutions AG

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(Subsidized, in effect until September 30, 2001)

Lessor       Vierwaldstatter Beteiligungen AG, Stans
             represented by
             Noetzli Immobilien-Treuhand AG
             Kappehmattstrasse 5
             5052 Hergiswil

Lessee:      Artificial Life Solutions AG
             Muhlebach 2
             6362 Stansstad

Property:    Muhlebach 2, 6362 Stansstad


Leased Premises - 65.95 m(2) of office space (including a portion of the traffic
area, water-closet facilities, etc.) on the third floor as shown an the enclosed
ground plan

1.    Commencement and Term of the Lease

      Tenancy begins on October 1, 1999. The lease agreement is concluded for a
      fixed term of two years, ending on September 30, 2001. The lease expires
      without notice upon the lapse of the agreed term. As of October 1, 2001,
      the lease of September 24, 1999, is effective for these same premises.

2.    Rent and Other Charges

      The annual net rent amounts to:
      from October 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000                 Fr. 150.00/m(2)     Fr.  9,892.50
      less subsidy per year                                 Fr.  50.00/m(2)     Fr.  3,297.50     Fr. 6,595.00
      from July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001                    Fr. 170.00/m(2)     Fr. 11,211.50
      less subsidy per year                                 Fr.  70.00/m(2)     Fr.  4,616.50
      from July 1, 2001 to September 30, 2001               Fr. 200.00/m(2)     Fr. 13,190.00
      less subsidy per year                                 Fr. 100.00/m(2)     Fr.  6,595.00
      Furthermore, the lessee has to make payments
      on account for the following additional expenses:
      - heating, hot water and
        water treatment
      - janitorial, cleaning, materials
      - trash collection, sewage purification, operating fees.
        general electric, water, elevator service,
        television fees                                                                           Fr.   600.00
      Annual gross rent                                                                           Fr. 7,195.00
      Monthly gross rent                                                                          Fr.   599.60

      The preceding gross rent is to be paid in advance an monthly installments.

      Other claims arising from the lease agreement cannot be offset against the
      lessor's claims from this lease agreement. The aforesaid rent reduction is
      a program of Vierwaldstatter Beteiligungen AG for the promotion of
      economic development. The purpose of this program is to lighten the
      starting conditions for enterprising young businesspeople and to promote
      the economy. The rent reduction is limited to 2 years. After the lapse of
      2 years the conditions which are usual for the market will be in force and
      will be regulated in a separate agreement having a term of 5 years and
      nine months with the option right to extend the agreement an additional 5

      Thus the subsidy amounts to
      from October 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000          Fr 2,473.15
      from July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001             Fr 4,616.50
      from July 1, 2001 to September 30, 2001        Fr 1,648.75
      Total                                          Fr 8,738.40

3.    Other Payments

      Every year a derailed statement of other payments shall be made in
      accordance with Provision 2. These shall be computed from the actual costs
      and distributed according to an apportionment formula for hearing and
      other expenses. The lessee is obligated to make all resulting additional
      payments based on this statement. Excess payments shall be carried forward
      to the new statement for the lessee. Each monthly contribution for other
      charges shall be increased or decreased according to the result of the
      annual statement balance sheet plus the profit-and-loss-account.

4.    Delivery of Possession of the Leased Property

      Possession of the Leased Property shall be delivered with the assistance
      of the company Noetzli Immobilien-Treuhand AG. The office space is fully
      developed. Upon delivery of possession of the leased property a record of
      the delivery shall be drawn up and signed by the parties to the agreement.

5.    Maintenance, Repairs and Renovations

      The lessee is required to keep the leased premises in good and clean
      condition in accordance with Article 257fOR. It is liable to indemnify
      the lessor for damages which are not the result of ordinary usage or acts
      of God. If work that is the responsibility of the lessor becomes
      necessary, the lessee shall report it immediately to the lessor in order
      to prevent increasing damage.

6.    Repairs Payable by the Lessee

      The lessee assumes responsibility for the so-called minor maintenance of
      the leased property in accordance with Article 263 OR, namely, all repairs
      which individually cost no more than 0.2 percent of the annual net rent.
      The following repairs shall always be paid by the lessee in accordance
      with local custom:

      -     Reparation of door locks and keys, hinges, doorbells and windows and
            the replacement of window cranks, electric switches and broken panes
            of glass and all repairs to the lessee's own furnishings and

7.    Inspection Right of the Lessor

      The lessor is permitted at any time, with prior notice to the lessee, to
      inspect the leased premises as necessary for the preservation of the
      property right and the supervisory right. Normally this inspection shall
      be made during the day. The lessor has the right of access to the furnace
      and utility room in the basement, to the extent that this is necessary.

8.    Liens

      For a lapsed annual rent and the current half-year rent and for the other
      charges specified in this agreement the lessor has a lien on the movable
      property which is located in the rented spaces and which furnishes and is
      used in them.

9.    Subleasing

      The lessor can withhold consent to sublease, if either
      -  the lessee refuses to inform the lessor of the conditions of the
      -  the sublease is disadvantageous to the lessor,
      -  the conditions of the sublease are improper in comparison with those
         of the main lease.

      Once given, consent to sublease especially becomes inapplicable if the
      lessee agrees to or allows a sub-sublease without the written consent of
      the lessor.

10.   Transfer of the Lease to a Third Party

      In connection with the transfer of the lease to a third party, the
      following, among other things, shall be agreed upon:

      The lessor can withhold consent to the transfer on significant grounds in
      accordance with Article 263 Paragraph 2 OR.

11.   Return of the Leased Property

      Upon expiration of the lease, the premises must be returned in clean
      condition. Fixtures and installations which the lessee has installed at
      its own expense and which are firmly affixed to the building shall become
      the property of the lessor upon expiration of this agreement.

12.   Additional Contractual Rights

      Wherever the present agreement does not specify differently, the
      requirements of the OR (Articles 253 - 274) and the local regulations by
      order the fire and health authorities shall additionally apply. All
      insurance connected with the leased property such as theft, fire, glass,
      liability and loss-of-profit, and staff insurance and insurance of
      furnishings and equipment are the lessee's responsibility. The increased
      premium for the lessor's building insurance which results from approved
      alterations and improvements by the lessee to the leased premises shall be
      borne by the lessee.

13.   Court of Jurisdiction

      The Court of Stansstad has jurisdiction over all disputes developing from
      this agreement. Reserved for this are Article 274b OR and the cantonal law
      on arbitration authorities for rent and lease (GSMP), the cantonal and
      Swiss means of legal redress and the arbitration authorities for rent and
      lease in the case of Provision 5 Paragraph 3 ff.

The parties acknowledge that they have read this agreement and that each has
received a copy of it.

Hergiswil/Stansstad, September 23, 1999

The Lessor:                         The Lessee:
Vierwaldstatter Beteiligungen AG
represented by
Noetzli Immobilien-Treuhand AG      Artificial Life Solutions AG