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Accelerate Diagnostics Achieves ISO 13485 Certification and Initial Installations of Accelerate ID/AST System

TUCSON, Ariz., March 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq:AXDX), an in vitro diagnostics company dedicated to providing solutions for the global challenge of antibiotic resistant organisms, announced today that it received ISO 13485:2003 certification for its quality management system and began manufacturing and installing GMP compliant systems at select study sites. The company will seek FDA clearance of the Accelerate ID/AST System and associated test for positive blood cultures upon successful completion of an upcoming clinical trial.

About Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc.

Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq:AXDX), is focused on developing and commercializing innovative systems for the rapid identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of infectious pathogens. The company's revolutionary ID/AST platform utilizes a proprietary process with both genomic and phenotypic detection technologies that significantly decreases time to result while achieving high sensitivity and specificity. For more information, visit www.acceleratediagnostics.com.

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CONTACT: Media Contact: Matt Russell Russell Public Communications 520.232.9840 mrussel@russellpublic.com Investor Contact: Jamien Jones Blueprint Life Science Group 415.375.3340 Ext. 103 jjones@bplifescience.comSource:Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc.