Response Biomedical Ranked Number 100 Fastest Growing Technology Company In North America On The 2005 Deloitte Technology Fast 500
VANCOUVER, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Response Biomedical Corp. , today announced that it ranked Number 100 on the 2005 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years, from 2000-2004. Response Biomedical grew 2,290 percent during this period.
"It is rewarding to be among North America's top 100 fastest growing technology companies. Our success is attributable to our highly sensitive rapid tests for detecting anthrax and other biological agents, West Nile Virus, and clinical tests for several cardiac markers to assist in the early detection of heart attacks," said Bill Radvak, President and CEO. "With market leading performance of our RAMP System across multiple product lines, and a proven core competency in rapid new product development, we anticipate continued significant long term growth from sales of additional tests for congestive heart failure, Flu A, and hospital acquired infections."
"Achieving revenue growth of 2,290 percent over five years is a tremendous achievement," said Tony Kern, deputy national managing principal of Deloitte's Technology, Media & Telecommunications industry practice. "Response Biomedical's phenomenal growth puts it in select company."
Fast 500 Selection and Qualifications
The Fast 500 list is compiled from Deloitte's 15 regional North American Fast 50 lists, nominations submitted directly to the Fast 500, and public company database research. To qualify for the Fast 500, entrants must have had 2000 operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or $75,000 CD for the United States and Canada, respectively, and 2004 operating revenues of at least $1 million USD or CD. Entrants must be headquartered in North America and must be a "technology company," defined as a company that owns proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues; or devotes a significant proportion of revenues to the research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology in a unique way does not qualify.
About Response Biomedical
Response Biomedical develops, manufactures and markets rapid on-site diagnostic tests for use with its RAMP System for clinical and environmental applications. RAMP represents a new paradigm in diagnostic testing by providing reliable information in minutes, anywhere, every time. The RAMP System consists of a portable fluorescent 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 tests are commercially available for the early detection of heart attack, environmental detection of West Nile virus, and biodefense applications including the rapid on-site detection of anthrax, smallpox, ricin and botulinum toxin. Response Biomedical has relationships with 3M Health Care, Roche Diagnostics, General Dynamics and Japanese pharmaceutical company, Shionogi & Co. The Company has achieved CE Marking and its Quality Management System is registered to ISO 13485: 2003 and ISO 9001: 2000.
Response Biomedical is a publicly traded company, listed on the TSX Venture Exchange 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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