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Accumetrics Announces $28.8 Million Financing and Initiation of Pivotal Clinical Trial
Date:2/21/2008

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California. "Not everyone responds the same way to current anti-platelet medications, so why should we treat our patients as if they did? The results of this trial will help physicians make clinical decisions to maximize safety and improve outcomes for a large number of patients taking anti-platelet therapy."

"Completion of this $28.8 million financing enables us to initiate the GRAVITAS study and positions the company for commercial success," said Steven Frankel, CEO. "This financing is recognition of the steady progress we've made focusing on surgical procedures where platelet function testing has immediate clinical relevance and gives us an excellent foundation in the hospital setting. We believe the results of the GRAVITAS trial will establish the VerifyNow system as a routine diagnostic tool."

About Accumetrics (http://www.accumetrics.com)

Accumetrics is committed to advancing medical understanding of platelets and enhancing quality of care for patients at a risk of cardiovascular disease by providing industry-leading diagnostic tests for platelet function assessment.

VerifyNow is the first, simple and accurate system for measuring the individual response to multiple antiplatelet agents. Addressing every major antiplatelet drug, including FDA-cleared products for aspirin, Plavix(R), ReoPro(R), and Integrilin(R), the VerifyNow system provides a valuable tool to help guide treatment decisions.

CONTACT: Steven Frankel, 858-404-8201, sfrankel@accumetrics.com.


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