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Cepheid Receives FDA Market Authorization for Xpert MTB/RIF
Date:7/25/2013

is drug resistant. The ability of Xpert MTB/RIF to provide rapid information on the presence of TB and potential drug resistance within two hours distinguishes it from other available TB tests.   

Tuberculosis remains a major global health concern, with an estimated 8.7 million new cases reported worldwide in 2011 according to the WHO. Continuing the decline in TB cases in the United States will require sustained focus on domestic TB control activities and further support of global TB control initiatives. 4

Xpert MTB/RIF is now available for immediate shipment in the U.S. For more information on Xpert MTB/RIF and Cepheid's entire portfolio of molecular diagnostic tests, please visit www.cepheid.com.

About Cepheid
Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) is a leading molecular diagnostics company that is dedicated to improving healthcare by developing, manufacturing, and marketing accurate yet easy-to-use molecular systems and tests. By automating highly complex and time-consuming manual procedures, the company's solutions deliver a better way for institutions of any size to perform sophisticated genetic testing for organisms and genetic-based diseases. Through its strong molecular biology capabilities, the company is focusing on those applications where accurate, rapid, and actionable test results are needed most, such as managing infectious diseases and cancer. For more information, visit http://www.cepheid.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are not purely historical regarding Cepheid's or its management's intentions, beliefs, expectations and strategies for the future, including those relating to product performance and efficacy, the availability and timing of product
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