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    May 6, 2016

    San Diego, CA, May 6, 2016ACON Laboratories, Inc. is pleased to announce that PTS Diagnostics has withdrawn their patent infringement lawsuit against ACON. Filed only in Germany, the lawsuit had alleged that ACON’s Mission® Cholesterol 3-1 Lipid Panel test devices infringed upon their European Patent EP 2 221 621 B1. Upon evaluation of the allegations, ACON’s attorneys and scientists confirmed that in their view the lawsuit was without merit. In this statement of defense, ACON applied for a formal rejection of the claims asserted by PTS and explained in detail to the court the arguments of non-infringement. The court did not decide on the question of infringement. However, after the filing of this statement of defense PTS Diagnostics withdrew the lawsuit. “Although this lawsuit has unfortunately created some confusion for our distributors and end users of the Mission® Cholesterol monitoring system, we were confident in our intellectual property and we feel vindicated with this outcome,” stated Michael Lynch, Senior Marketing Manager. The Mission® Cholesterol monitoring system includes a handheld point of care meter that is used with the 3-1 Lipid Panel test devices to measure Total Cholesterol, HDL and Triglycerides, while providing calculated LDL, CHOL/HDL ratio and a Cardiac Risk Assessment. The required 35µL of blood can be collected with a convenient fingerstick, making it particularly well suited for use in a physician’s office or clinic where the immediate results can be communicated to patients along with any treatment advice. The Mission® Cholesterol monitoring system is currently CE marked and available via ACON’s network of European distributors. US FDA 510(k) clearance and CLIA waiver status are currently pending, with an anticipated US launch in 2017. To find a local distributor or inquire about distribution opportunities, please visit www.aconlabs.com or contact us at info@aconlabs.com.   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: Lisa Wu ACON Laboratories, Inc. (858) 875-8026 lwu@aconlabs.com

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