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Abaxis Announces the Launch of Kidney Profile Plus Panel
Date:9/18/2012

UNION CITY, Calif., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point of care instruments and consumables for the medical, research, and veterinary markets, and providing reference lab services to the veterinary and research markets, announced today the launch of the VetScan Kidney Profile Plus Rotor exclusively for use on the VetScan VS2 Chemistry instrument.  The new KPP rotor contains all critical chemistry analytes needed to diagnose and monitor kidney disease in canine, feline, and equine species.

Acute and chronic renal disease is commonly seen in veterinary practices in both cats and dogs. The new Kidney Profile Plus panel offers veterinarians a complete and cost-effective solution to diagnose and monitor kidney disease in their patients, especially when used alongside other VetScan point of care instruments for hematology and blood gas analysis.

Dr. Craig Tockman, Director of Professional Services for Abaxis commented, "The comprehensive test configuration of the Abaxis VetScan Kidney Profile Plus provides the veterinarian with every important value to assess the health of the patient's kidney function at a much lower cost than other panels or individual tests. This will allow better testing compliance on the part of the pet owner leading to better patient care."

Martin Mulroy, Chief Commercial Officer at Abaxis, added, "The Kidney Profile Plus is the latest addition to an already extensive menu of Abaxis panels developed for the VetScan Chemistry Instrument. This new product offers the simplicity, cost-effectiveness, and the medically relevant results the veterinary community has come to expect from Abaxis."

The VetScan VS2 instrument now performs 25 different tests configured in 10 unique panels. Almost one in three veterinary practices in North America incorporate Abaxis instruments into routine wellness testing and annual check-ups, as an aide in the diagnosi
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