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Accumetrics' VerifyNow(R) P2Y12 Test Provides Physicians With Information to Assess a Patient's Response to Newly-Approved Prasugrel (Effient(R))
Date:7/14/2009

SAN DIEGO, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent FDA approval of the new P2Y12 inhibitor, prasugrel (Effient), Accumetrics, Inc. announces that its VerifyNow P2Y12 Test is not only able to assess response to Plavix(R), but also its newly approved competitor, Effient. In obtaining a result from the VerifyNow System, physicians are provided objective information to determine the response of an individual patient to their antiplatelet therapy, regardless of the P2Y12 inhibitor that is prescribed.

"We are very excited with our product position and timing with the release of this therapeutic alternative to Plavix," said Timothy I. Still, President and CEO of Accumetrics. "We feel the VerifyNow System can dramatically contribute to a physician's ability to enhance care for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention and receiving the antiplatelet therapy that follows. In having this alternative therapy, physicians can now utilize the results of the VerifyNow System to assist in the selection of the therapy that best achieves the desired antiplatelet effect."

Accumetrics' VerifyNow P2Y12 Test is used to measure the level of P2Y12 receptor blockade and has been in used globally to assess a patient's response to both clopidogrel and prasugrel in clinical trials as well as in clinical practice within the hospital and physician office settings.

About Accumetrics (www.accumetrics.com)

Accumetrics is committed to advancing medical understanding of platelet function and enhancing quality of care for patients receiving antiplatelet therapies by providing industry-leading and widely accessible diagnostic tests for rapid platelet function assessment.

Accumetrics' VerifyNow System is the first rapid and easy to use platform for measuring an individual's response to multiple antiplatelet agents. Addressing every major antiplatelet drug, including FDA-cleared products for aspirin, P2Y12 inhibitors (e.g. prasugrel (Effient) and clopidogrel (Plavix)), and the GP IIb/IIIa inhibitors (e.g. ReoPro(R) and Integrilin(R)), the VerifyNow System provides a valuable tool to help physicians make informed treatment decisions.

The Accumetrics logo and VerifyNow are registered trademarks of Accumetrics, Inc. ReoPro is a registered trademark of Centocor, Inc. Integrilin is a registered trademark of Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Plavix is a registered trademark of Sanofi-Aventis. Effient is a registered trademark of Lilly-Daiichi Sankyo.

    CONTACT:
    Jules Abraham
    Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates
    212-838-3777
    jabraham@lhai.com

    Timothy I. Still
    President and CEO
    Accumetrics
    858-404-8260
    press@accumetrics.com


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