Cepheid to Webcast Upcoming Financial Presentation

Jan 05, 2010, 16:05 ET from Cepheid

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced that its executives will be speaking at the following investor conference, and invited investors to participate via webcast.

     J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, San Francisco, CA
     Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time

To access the live webcast for this event, please visit Cepheid's website at www.cepheid.com/investors at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time to download any necessary audio or plug-in software. A replay of the webcast will be available shortly following the presentation and will remain available for at least 90 days.

About Cepheid

Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is an on-demand molecular diagnostics company that develops, manufactures, and markets fully-integrated systems and tests for genetic analysis in the clinical, industrial and biothreat markets. The Company's systems enable rapid, sophisticated genetic testing for organisms and genetic-based diseases by automating otherwise complex manual laboratory procedures. Cepheid's easy-to-use systems integrate a number of complicated and time-intensive steps, including sample preparation, DNA amplification and detection, which enable the analysis of complex biological samples in its proprietary test cartridges. Through its strong molecular biology capabilities, the Company is focusing on those applications where rapid molecular testing is particularly important, such as identifying infectious disease and cancer in the clinical market; food, agricultural, and environmental testing in the industrial market; and identifying bio-terrorism agents in the biothreat market.

    For Media Inquiries:                      For Investor Inquiries:
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    Jared Tipton                              Jacquie Ross
    Cepheid Corporate Communications          Cepheid Investor Relations
    Tel: (408) 400-8377                       Tel: (408) 400-8329
    jared.tipton@cepheid.com                  investor.relations@cepheid.com

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