Cepheid [CPHD] to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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| Source: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

ADVISORY, March 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Cepheid [CPHD], a leading molecular diagnostics company and the developer of Xpert MTB/RIF, the rapid diagnostic test for Tuberculosis which was endorsed by the World Health Organization, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in recognition of World TB Day.

In honor of the occasion, James Post, Executive Vice President, North America Commercial Operations for Cepheid, and Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association, will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Monday, March 24, 2014 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET    

Contact:

Darwa Peterson
(408) 242-7380
darwa.peterson@cepheid.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
DVBS QPSK

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Webcast:

A LiveStream of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at:

https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live

Or

http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Cepheid [CPHD]:

Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Cepheid (Nasdaq:CPHD) is a leading molecular diagnostics company that is dedicated to improving healthcare by developing, manufacturing, and marketing accurate yet easy to use molecular systems and tests. By automating highly complex and time-consuming manual procedures, the company's solutions deliver a better way for institutions of any size to access the full power of molecular diagnostics. The company's systems enable rapid, sophisticated testing solutions for infectious diseases, oncology, and genetic conditions by automating otherwise complex manual laboratory procedures. Through its strong molecular biology capabilities, the company is focusing on those applications where accurate, rapid, and actionable test results are needed most, such as managing infectious diseases and cancer. For more information, visit www.cepheid.com.

About NASDAQ OMX Group:

NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 80 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,200 listed companies with a market value of over $8 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com.   

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