Spectral Co-hosts Endotoxemia Scientific Session at SEPSIS 2007



    TORONTO, Sept. 27 /CNW/ - Spectral Diagnostics Inc. (TSX:SDI) today
announced the co-sponsorship with Toray Medical Company (Tokyo, Japan) of a
key scientific session at SEPSIS 2007, an International Symposium held at the
Institut Pasteur in Paris, France from September 26-29th, 2007. "Endotoxemia -
Detection, Consequence and Intervention" will feature a panel of four thought
leaders in the field of sepsis discussing the value of Spectral's EAA(TM)
Endotoxin Activity Assay. The EAA(TM) is the only FDA cleared, whole blood
assay for the detection of endotoxemia.
    "There is growing recognition of the role that exdotoxins play in the
onset of Sepsis, as is reflected by the number of sessions at this symposium
that will address this topic," said Dr. Paul Walker, President and CEO of
Spectral Diagnostics. "We are pleased to participate in SEPSIS 2007 as it
gives us the opportunity to further demonstrate the utility of our EAA(TM)
Endotoxin Activity Assay to a large group of clinicians who are focused on
treating patients with Sepsis."
    The "Endotoxemia - Detection, Consequence and Intervention" scientific
session will take place on Friday, September 28, 2007 at the Institut Pasteur
Auditorium at 16:30CEST and the panel will include International Sepsis Forum
Chair, Dr. John Marshall of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada. For
further information please visit: http://www.sepsisforum.org.

    About Spectral Diagnostics

    Spectral is a developer of innovative technologies for comprehensive
disease management. Spectral technologies provide accurate and timely
information to clinicians enabling the early initiation of appropriate and
targeted therapy. Current products include Spectral's FDA approved rapid
diagnostic for West Nile Virus (RapidWN(TM)) and its FDA approved rapid
diagnostic for sepsis (EAA(TM)), as well as a range of other biological
reagents. Spectral is listed on TSX under the symbol SDI.

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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.

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For further information:

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

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