NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Saliva Diagnostic Systems, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: SVAD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. D. Bruce Pattison as President and Chief Operating Officer, effective May 2, 2005. Mr. Pattison has been working closely with the Company as a consultant over the past five months. Mr. Pattison has over thirty years experience with technology based, health-care companies serving both diagnostic and therapeutic market segments. During the 1970's he held several senior management positions with the medical diagnostic and device division of Corning Glass Works. After leaving Corning, Mr. Pattison was President of three start-up companies involved with innovative drug-delivery products. At the Infusaid Corporation during the 1980's, Mr. Pattison led the regulatory approval and commercialization of two unique medical products: the industry's first implantable pump and the first vascular access port. Most recently, Mr. Pattison negotiated the sale of Arrow International's drug delivery business to Johnson & Johnson and then joined J&J as Executive Director of Drug Delivery.
Mr. Pattison stated: "The potential of the SDS technology platform is enormous. Every day the need for effective point-of-care testing for infectious diseases is becoming more apparent to the medical community, not only in the USA but worldwide. I believe the company's proprietary technology provides an elegant, safe, accurate, and easy to use solution to the needs of this rapidly growing market."
About Saliva Diagnostic Systems (SDS)
Saliva Diagnostic Systems manufactures and markets a patented rapid point of care testing device for infectious diseases, as well as oral fluid specimen collection devices using a patented volume adequacy indicator for drugs of abuse testing and other clinical uses. These products are sold in the United States as well as internationally to various distributors for use in clinical laboratories, hospitals, clinics, community-based organizations and other public health organizations. Please visit our website at http://www.salv.com/
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