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Revolving Loan Agreement [Amendment No. 1] - Transgenomic Inc. and First National Bank of Omaha

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                            REVOLVING LOAN AGREEMENT

     THIS AGREEMENT, made as of the 15th day of May, 2000, by and between
Transgenomic, Inc. a Delaware corporation ("BORROWER") and First National Bank
of Omaha, a national banking association with principal business offices in
Omaha, Nebraska ("BANK").

                              W I T N E S S E T H:

     Background. BANK and BORROWER executed an Amended and Restated Revolving
Loan Agreement dated March 8, 2000, (herein, the "AGREEMENT").

Whereas, the parties hereto desire to amend the AGREEMENT.

Therefore, in consideration of the promises herein contained, and each intending
to be legally bound thereby, the parties agree as follows:

1.   Terms, which are typed herein as all capitalized words and are not defined
herein, shall have the same meanings as when described in the AGREEMENT.

2.   Section I. Paragraph 5 and 6 of the AGREEMENT is hereby amended to read,
effective immediately:

          5.   "BORROWING BASE" means, at any time, the amount computed as Total
     Borrowing Base on the BORROWING BASE CERTIFICATE most recently delivered
     to, and accepted by, the BANK in accordance with this AGREEMENT, and equal
     to the lesser of:

          A.   $5,000,000.00; or

          B.   The aggregate of (i) eighty percent (80%) of ELIGIBLE ACCOUNTS of
     the BORROWER, plus (ii) fifty percent (50%) of the Ending Inventory of
     BORROWER at cost, provided, however, that amounts attributable to Inventory
     in such computation shall not exceed $1,200,000.00. It is further provided,
     that for purposes of the foregoing computation, no more than fifty percent
     (50%) of ELIGIBLE ACCOUNTS used in the foregoing computation may consist of
     Accounts due from non-United States entities. It is further provided, that
     no demonstration Inventory of BORROWER located outside of the United States
     shall be included in such computation.

          6.   "BORROWING BASE CERTIFICATE" means a fully completed certificate
     certified by the chief financial officer of the BORROWER to be correct and
     delivered to, and accepted by, the BANK.


Attached hereto, marked Exhibit "A" and by this reference made a part hereof is
a form of BORROWING BASE CERTIFICATE, acceptable to BANK, which shall, effective
immediately, be used by the parties.

3.   Section VI. Paragraph 1.A. 3. of the AGREEMENT is hereby amended to read,
     effective immediately:

          A.   The BORROWER will furnish the BANK:

               3.   Each week (and at any additional time in the discretion of
          the BANK or if any material deterioration in the BORROWING BASE would
          be disclosed thereby) and at the time of any request for an advance by
          BORROWER, a BORROWING BASE CERTIFICATE, as of the end of such period.
          In the case of a BORROWING BASE CERTIFICATE at the time of an advance
          request, the same shall be as of the BUSINESS DAY immediately
          preceding the request. Each BORROWING BASE CERTIFICATE shall be
          effective only as accepted by the BANK (and with such revisions, if
          any, as the BANK may require as a condition to such acceptance);

4.   BORROWER acknowledges and agrees that BANK is not required to fund any
overdrafts on BORROWER's accounts at BANK.

5.   Except as amended hereby the parties ratify and confirm as binding upon
them all of the terms of the AGREEMENT.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have duly executed this AGREEMENT as
of the day and year first above written.


By: /s/ Mark McMillan              By: /s/ Mitchell L. Murphy
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Title: Vice President              Title: Controller
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Exhibit A - Borrowing Base Certificate
Exhibit B - Promissory Note