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Response Biomedical appoints S. Wayne Kay Chief Executive Officer
Date:9/12/2007

VANCOUVER, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Response Biomedical Corporation (TSX-V: RBM, OTCBB: RPBIF) today announced the appointment of S. Wayne Kay as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Kay was also appointed to the Company's Board of Directors.

Mr. Kay is a former President, CEO and Director of Quidel Corporation, a leading global company in the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of rapid diagnostic solutions at the point-of-care (POC) in infectious diseases and reproductive health. During his tenure he designed and managed a strategy responsible for building and sustaining unprecedented market leadership of rapid influenza testing (from an approximately 2 percent to 49 percent market share). He was also responsible for significantly improving the financial performance of the company during his tenure. Since leaving Quidel in 2004, Mr. Kay served as an executive advisor to the management and boards of several early stage companies, mainly in the San Francisco and San Diego areas. He also served as an executive advisor to one of the US's most successful blue-chip healthcare/life sciences venture capital funds, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.

"We are very excited to have attracted such an experienced, proven executive to lead Response Biomedical," said Dr. Richard Bastiani, Chairman. "Wayne has a wealth of experience in the diagnostics industry, and particularly in POC, and has a proven acumen for building strong teams and executing on strategy. He led Quidel through a strong expansion phase in their history and his many years experience will be invaluable to lead the Company, as we begin our expected rapid growth phase."

"I am very pleased to be joining Response Biomedical at this exciting time in the evolution of the Company," said Mr. Kay. "With partnerships in place with Shionogi & Co. Ltd. and 3M Company, we are poised for strong growth. I look forward to leading the execution of our cardiovascular partnering str
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