Response Biomedical Delivers Record Preliminary Revenues in First Quarter
"Our exceptional performance this quarter shows that our strategy is working," said S. Wayne Kay, CEO, Response Biomedical. "Our blue-chip partners are placing orders to support the launch of our infectious diseases and cardiovascular products into the U.S. and we are developing new alliances, such as the one announced last month with FIND, for additional uses of our technology platform. We are pleased that our revenues in the first quarter of 2009 are in line with our expectations and we anticipate continued strong year-over-year revenue growth as we move towards profitability. We believe that these results will be of great assistance in our efforts to address our current financing needs. Our success is due to the tireless and outstanding work of our employees and the steadfast commitment of our partners."
About Response Biomedical
Response Biomedical develops, manufactures and markets rapid on-site diagnostic tests for use with its RAMP® Platform for clinical and environmental applications. RAMP® represents a new paradigm in diagnostics that provides high sensitivity and reliable information in minutes. It is ideally suited to both point of care testing and laboratory use.
The RAMP® system consists of a Reader and single-use disposable test cartridges, and has the potential to be adapted to more than 250 medical and non-medical tests currently performed in laboratories. RAMP® clinical tests are commercially available for the early detection of heart attack, congestive heart failure and influenza through our commercial partners, Roche and 3M Health Care respectively.
In the non-clinical market, RAMP® Tests are currently provided for the environmental detection of West Nile Virus, and Biodefense applications including the rapid on-site detection of anthrax, smallpox, ricin and botulinum toxin. Several other product applications are under development.
Response has achieved CE Marking for its Reader and clinical tests and its Quality Management System is registered to ISO 13485: 2003 and ISO 9001: 2000. The RAMP® Influenza A/B Assay and RAMP 200 reader are not yet licensed for clinical use in Canada.
Response Biomedical is a publicly traded company, listed on the TSX under the trading symbol "RBM" and quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol "RPBIF". For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.responsebio.com.
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