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US DHS sponsored evaluation confirms superior performance of Response Biomedical's RAMP anthrax test

Vancouver, British Columbia, November 10, 2004 - Response Biomedical Corp. (TSX-V: RBM) today announced the Company's RAMP Anthrax Test is the only rapid biological detection system to meet the new performance standards introduced by AOAC INTERNATIONAL for rapid immunoassay-based anthrax detection systems. Following rigorous independent evaluation, funded by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the RAMP Anthrax Test is now laboratory tested and approved as both an AOAC Performance Tested Methods (SM) (PTM) and Official Methods of Analysis(SM) (OMA).

"AOAC INTERNATIONAL uses a time tested and exceptionally rigorous process in evaluating analytical methodology. The RAMP system performed well in this rigorous evaluation, and that says quite a lot about it. AOAC and DHS are working rapidly to ensure that the RAMP System will be a very useful tool for first responders," stated E. James Bradford, Ph.D., Executive Director, AOAC INTERNATIONAL.

"We applaud DHS for commissioning a definitive evaluation and facilitating the introduction of prescribed performance standards to enable first responders to make informed purchasing decisions," states Bill Radvak, President and CEO, Response Biomedical Corp. "The broad publication of these results which unequivocally demonstrate RAMP's market-leading performance will ensure that emergency responders and corporate America have immediate access to the very best technology available, providing enhanced protection and peace of mind to millions of Americans, public safety personnel and corporations."

About the Task Force on Bacillus Anthracis, funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Shortly after September 11th terrorist attacks, the U.S. was faced with an outbreak of anthrax. Accurate and reliable methods were needed to detect B. anthracis in order to protect public health. The Department of Homeland Security recognized the need for an independent evaluation of thes
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Contact: Don Bradley
dbradley@responsebio.com
604-681- 4101 x202
Response Biomedical Corp.
10-Nov-2004


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