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Spectral announces presentations at the 29TH International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine focusing on the role of endotoxin
Date:3/25/2009

TORONTO, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Spectral Diagnostics Inc. (TSX:SDI), a company developing products for the treatment of sepsis, today announced that the 29th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine in Brussels, Belgium from March 24-27, 2009 will feature a key scientific symposium entitled, "The Role of Endotoxin", that will include presentations from six thought leaders in the field of sepsis. Presentations will include topics such as defining the role that endotoxin plays in sepsis and organ dysfunction; using Spectral's Endotoxin Activity Assay (EAA(TM)) to determine optimum management of patients with intra-abdominal infections; and, the role of diagnosing and treating endotoxemia in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock.

"The prominence given to endotoxin at this significant international conference reflects the increased recognition within the critical care community of its role in sepsis," said Dr. Paul Walker, President and CEO of Spectral Diagnostics. "Results presented at this conference highlight the efficacy of our EAA(TM) in identifying patients most likely to benefit from anti-endotoxin therapies and the effectiveness of the Toraymyxin(TM) product to remove endotoxin and improve patient outcomes."

Spectral recently acquired the rights to Toraymyxin(TM) for the United States, where there is a significant unmet need for the approximately 100,000 patients that develop severe sepsis or septic shock each year. Additional information on the 29th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine can be found at www.intensive.org.

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Spectral is a leader in the battle against sepsis. Spectral's lead product is its Endotoxin Activity Assay (EAA(TM)), the only FDA cleared assay for the measurement of endotoxin. With the growing awareness for the role of endotoxemia in sepsi
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