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Spectral appoints Anthony Bihl to Board of Directors

TORONTO, March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Spectral Diagnostics Inc. (TSX:SDI) today announced that Mr. Anthony Bihl has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors.

"As the former CEO of Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics, a combination of the former Bayer Diagnostics and Diagnostic Products Corporation, Mr. Bihl will be a valuable addition to our Board," said Dr. Paul Walker, President and CEO of Spectral Diagnostics. "Mr. Bihl is a 25 year veteran in the field of diagnostics and is well-suited to advise Spectral on our global commercialization strategy of the EAA(TM) Endotoxin Activity Assay, the only FDA cleared diagnostic for the measurement of endotoxin."

Mr. Bihl has more than 25 years of experience with diagnostic products, having held leadership roles in global healthcare businesses, including a broad base of operational and executive positions in large and medium multinational healthcare firms. Before his role as CEO of Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics, Mr. Bihl served in senior leadership roles at Bayer Healthcare Diagnostics, having held the roles of Senior VP of Finance and Administration and President, responsible for all aspects of this worldwide business Division. Prior to his tenure at Bayer, Mr. Bihl gained extensive operational experience through more than 20 years at E.I. DuPont Inc. His final role at DuPont was as Plant Manager for medical instrument manufacturing.

Mr. Bihl received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University, and is a member of the Board of Directors for Adnavance Technologies Inc.

About Spectral Diagnostics

Spectral is a developer of innovative technologies for comprehensive disease management. Spectral's lead product is its EAA(TM) Endotoxin Activity Assay, the only FDA approved diagnostic for the measurement of endotoxin. Spectral technologies provide accurate and timely information to clinicians enabling the early initiation of appropriate and targeted therapy. Spectral is listed on TSX under the symbol SDI.

Forward-looking statement

Information in this news release that is not current or historical factual information may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of securities laws. Implicit in this information, particularly in respect of the future outlook of Spectral and anticipated events or results, are assumptions based on beliefs of Spectral's senior management as well as information currently available to it. While these assumptions were considered reasonable by Spectral at the time of preparation, they may prove to be incorrect. Readers are cautioned that actual results are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the availability of funds and resources to pursue R&D projects, the successful and timely completion of clinical studies, the ability of Spectral to take advantage of business opportunities in the biomedical industry, the granting of necessary approvals by regulatory authorities as well as general economic, market and business conditions, and could differ materially from what is currently expected.

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