Spectral announces data on the clinical utility of EAA(TM) to be presented at 12th Annual Critical Care for Endotoxemia Conference in Japan



    
        -Spectral joins leading Japanese medical centres in presenting data
                 on clinical utility of EAA(TM) diagnostic-
    

    TORONTO, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - Spectral Diagnostics Inc. (TSX: SDI) today
announced that it will present new findings demonstrating the clinical utility
of its EAA(TM) Endotoxin Activity Assay, the only FDA cleared diagnostic for
the measurement of endotoxin, at the 12th Annual Critical Care for Endotoxemia
congress. The conference takes place in Fukuoka, Japan from February
28th-29th, 2008 and focuses on the role of endotoxemia in sepsis in critically
ill patients. The Company and a number of leading medical centres in Japan
including the Tokyo Medical Clinic, Osaka City General Hospital and Iwate
Medical University will each present findings using data collected with
Spectral's EAA(TM) product that highlight the clinical utility of the
diagnostic.
    "More than one-third of the presentations being given at this important
conference use data collected with our EAA(TM) and highlight the value of our
product. With Japan being one of the leading nations that emphasize the
importance of endotoxin and its role in sepsis, our unique EAA(TM) diagnostic
plays a prominent role in patient care," said Dr. Paul Walker, President and
CEO of Spectral Diagnostics. "This data supports our expanded distribution
relationship with Toray, which commenced last quarter. Toray's therapeutic
column, Toraymyxin, is highly effective in removing endotoxin from the
bloodstream and together with EAA(TM) has been recognized in Japan as a
valuable combination for the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients
with endotoxemia."
    Debra Foster, Director of Spectral's Sepsis Program, will present Friday
February 29th at 8:30am Japanese Standard Time. Following the conference, the
findings presented will be published in the Japan Journal for Critical Care
for Endotoxemia.

    About Spectral Diagnostics

    Spectral is a developer of innovative technologies for comprehensive
disease management. Spectral's lead product is its EAA(TM) Endotoxin Activity
Assay, the only FDA approved diagnostic for the measurement of endotoxin.
Spectral technologies provide accurate and timely information to clinicians
enabling the early initiation of appropriate and targeted therapy. Spectral is
listed on TSX under the symbol SDI.

    Forward-looking statement

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respect of the future outlook of Spectral and anticipated events or results,
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incorrect. Readers are cautioned that actual results are subject to a number
of risks and uncertainties, including the availability of funds and resources
to pursue R&D projects, the successful and timely completion of clinical
studies, the ability of Spectral to take advantage of business opportunities
in the biomedical industry, the granting of necessary approvals by regulatory
authorities as well as general economic, market and business conditions, and
could differ materially from what is currently expected.

    The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the
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For further information:

For further information: Dr. Paul Walker, President & CEO, (416)
626-3233 ext. 2100; James Smith, Investor Relations, (416) 815-0700 ext. 229,
jsmith@equicomgroup.com

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