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Nanosphere Announces FDA Submission of 510(k) Documentation for Its Verigene Cardiac Troponin I Assay

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 18, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nanosphere, Inc. (Nasdaq:NSPH), a leader in the development and commercialization of advanced molecular diagnostics systems, announced today it submitted a 510(k) application to the FDA for its cardiac troponin I test that the company believes will provide early and sensitive diagnosis of myocardial infarction and risk stratification for acute coronary syndromes.

"We are pleased to submit this application and look forward to completing the regulatory process and bringing this important assay to market," said William Moffitt, Nanosphere's president and chief executive officer. Mr. Moffitt added, "There is growing evidence that early detection of cardiac troponin using sensitive assays is a critical test to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of myocardial infarction and in the risk stratification of patients with acute coronary syndrome."

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Nanosphere develops, manufactures and markets an advanced molecular diagnostics platform, the Verigene(R) System, for multiplexed direct genomic and ultra-sensitive protein detection. This easy to use platform offers laboratories a convenient, simple, and cost effective solution for highly sensitive genomic and protein testing. Nanosphere is based in Northbrook, IL. Additional information is available at

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