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    July 27, 2016

    San Diego, CA, July 27, 2016ACON Laboratories Inc., a leader in human diagnostics and point of care technology, announced today an innovative glucose and ketone handheld meter designed for animal use. The CentriVet™ GK Blood Glucose & Ketone Monitoring System proudly joins CentriVet™ Urinalysis, increasing the portfolio of point-of-care devices. This new line of products allows veterinary practices, emergency animal hospitals, farms, and animal caregivers to adopt mobile care abilities for their setting and to help diagnose and treat an array of metabolic diseases faster than traditional laboratory testing. In dairy cows, ketosis is typically seen post-calving during milking. High levels of ketones occur when the cow’s metabolic demand is higher than the energy intake, resulting in severely reduced milk yield, weight loss, and reduced appetite. Dairy cows who are ketotic often display low levels of blood glucose concentrations. This can be a life threatening condition for cows that go untreated. Decreased milk yield also invites large monetary losses to dairy farms. Diagnosis of glucose and ketone related diseases in animals are often complicated and challenging. The symptoms are variable and can often go unnoticed, quickly leading to a severe medical situation. In addition, common testing for these conditions often need to be sent out to labs and add cost. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, constant monitoring is also needed. The CentriVet™ GK Blood Glucose & Ketone Monitoring System changes those issues. A truly convenient diagnostic tool that enables anyone to detect blood glucose and ketones in as little as 5 seconds for glucose and 10 seconds for ketones. The CentriVet™ GK Blood Glucose & Ketone meter uses code chips that are specifically calibrated for each species to provide more accurate, lab quality results. The mobility of the monitoring system allows it to be used in a variety of settings including veterinarian’s offices, emergency animal hospitals, farms, traveling veterinarians, and at home. The system will also be available for companion animals starting in 2017. ACON Laboratories Inc. customers are now able to order the CentriVet™ GK Blood Glucose & Ketone Monitoring System, Blood Glucose Test Strips, and Blood Ketone Test Strips through their ACON Laboratories Account Manager. To learn more about the CentriVet™ product line and the CentriVet™ GK Blood Glucose & Ketone Monitoring System, please visit   About ACON Laboratories, Inc.  ACON Laboratories Inc. is a privately owned Diagnostics and Medical Device company, which was founded in 1996, with its headquarters located in San Diego, California. ACON Laboratories, Inc. produces a broad range of medical diagnostic and healthcare products that are sold in over 130 countries worldwide. The company continues to expand its product lines through extensive research and development, with the goal of helping improve the health and well-being of patients around the world. ACON ’s manufacturing facility is a US FDA registered manufacturer of rapid diagnostic and healthcare products. Contact: Juliana DeMarici ACON Laboratories, Inc. (858) 875-8019

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