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Accumetrics Announces the Launch and First Patient Enrolled Into the GRAVITAS Trial
Date:6/16/2008

Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California is the Principal Investigator for the trial. The Executive Committee comprises a group of nationally recognized physicians in the field of cardiology and includes Dr. Price, Eric Topol, MD, Paul Teirstein, MD, Peter Berger, MD, and Christopher Cannon, MD.

"The GRAVITAS trial, using the VerifyNow P2Y12 test to gauge patients' response, is prototypic of the future of individualized medicine," said Dr. Price. "Not everyone responds the same way to current antiplatelet 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."

"We are very excited that patient enrollment into the GRAVITAS trial has commenced, and we are fortunate to be working with many of the nation's leading experts in cardiology," said Steven Frankel, Accumetrics CEO. "We believe that the results from GRAVITAS will provide a more thorough understanding of how patients respond to their antiplatelet therapy, and further substantiate that individualized therapy is more effective than a one-size-fits-all approach."

About the VerifyNow P2Y12 Test:

The VerifyNow P2Y12 test is a whole blood point-of-care assay that is used to measure the level of P2Y12 receptor blockade. The GRAVITAS trial is being conducted under an Investigational Device Exemption from the U.S. FDA.

About Accumetrics (http://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.

VerifyNow is the first simple and rapid system for measuring th
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