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Noted Molecular Epidemiologist Joins Cepheid to Head Healthcare Associated Infection Consortium Program
Date:7/9/2008

in U.S. hospitals but around the world," said Dr. Tenover. "Providing physicians with the critical laboratory data they need to make decisions within a few hours instead of a few days will not only save lives but will help control the spread of infections in healthcare settings. I am delighted to have the opportunity to join forces with the distinguished team of scientists at Cepheid to confront the increasing burden of HAIs on human health."

Dr. Tenover is expected to join the Cepheid team in early October, 2008.

About Cepheid

Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is an on-demand molecular diagnostics company that develops, manufactures, and markets fully-integrated systems and tests for genetic analysis in the clinical, industrial and biothreat markets. The Company's systems enable rapid, sophisticated genetic testing for organisms and genetic-based diseases by automating otherwise complex manual laboratory procedures. Cepheid's easy-to-use systems integrate a number of complicated and time-intensive steps, including sample preparation, DNA amplification and detection, which enable the analysis of complex biological samples in its proprietary test cartridges. Through its strong molecular biology capabilities, the Company is focusing on those applications where rapid molecular testing is particularly important, such as identifying infectious disease and cancer in the clinical market; food, agricultural, and environmental testing in the industrial market; and identifying bio-terrorism agents in the biothreat market.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are not purely historical regarding Cepheid's or its management's intentions, beliefs, expectations and strategies for the future,
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