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Accumetrics Closes 2010 With Positive Outlook
Date:12/7/2010

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Accumetrics, Inc., a privately-held developer and marketer of the VerifyNow® System, the first rapid and easy-to-use point-of-care system for measuring platelet reactivity to multiple antiplatelet agents, closes 2010 with continued positive medical community and industry support surrounding the importance of measuring response to antiplatelet therapy.  The Company achieved several important milestones during 2010, including significant revenue growth over 2009, continued global commercialization, certification to ISO 13485 and CMDCAS, and the completion of a major capital financing.

In 2010, Accumetrics signed a strategic collaboration with Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company, to raise awareness about antiplatelet therapy and the role of platelet function testing to help physicians assess each individual patient's response to antiplatelet medications. Clinical data and study results, including the GRAVITAS (Gauging Responsiveness With A VerifyNow Assay-Impact On Thrombosis And Safety) trial as well as a 2,000+ patient meta-analysis, reinforced the need for platelet reactivity testing for patients who undergo a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). GRAVITAS showed that 41% of PCI patients dosed with Plavix® had high residual platelet reactivity as measured by the VerifyNow P2Y12 Test, and that a uniform treatment strategy of doubling the dose of Plavix for 6 months did not result in improved outcomes in these patients.  Clinical data presented in 2010 also demonstrated that patients with high residual platelet reactivity, as measured by the VerifyNow P2Y12 Test, were significantly more likely to have a major adverse cardiovascular event than patients without high on-treatment platelet reactivity.

"2010 was a year of greater clinical understanding about the need for individualized treatment strategies for cardiovascular patients and the importance of continually assessing respo
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