CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 29, 2004--Meridian Bioscience,
Inc., (Nasdaq:VIVO) today announced that it has been recognized by the
Governor of the State of Ohio, the Honorable Bob Taft, as one of
Ohio's top exporters in 2004.
Meridian was honored with a Governor's Excellence in Exporting
Award ("E" Award) in a ceremony on June 24, 2004. The Governor's "E"
Award recognizes Ohio companies that have increased sales through
exports, have increased Ohio-Based employment as a direct result of
export activity, or have developed and implemented a strategy to
expand their international sales. This is the third time that Meridian
has been recognized with the Governor's "E" Award.
"Ohio is an export leader in the highly competitive global
economy," Taft said. "The winners of this year's "E" Awards are
setting a record pace by aggressively selling their products
throughout the world."
Meridian is a fully integrated life science company that
manufactures, markets and distributes a broad range of innovative
diagnostic test kits, purified reagents and related products and
offers biopharmaceutical enabling technologies. Utilizing a variety of
methods, these products provide accuracy, simplicity and speed in the
early diagnosis and treatment of common medical conditions, such as
gastrointestinal, viral, urinary and respiratory infections. All
Meridian diagnostic products are used outside of the human body and
require little or no special equipment. The Company's products are
designed to enhance patient well-being while reducing the total
outcome costs of healthcare. Meridian has strong market positions in
the areas of gastrointestinal and upper respiratory infections,
serology, parasitology and fungal disease diagnosis. In addition,
Meridian is a supplier of rare reagents and specialty biologicals
along with proteins and other biologicals used by biopharmaceutical
companies engaged in research for new drugs and vaccines. The Company
markets its products to hospitals, reference laboratories, research
centers, veterinary testing centers, physician offices and diagnostics
manufacturers in more than 60 countries around the world. The
Company's shares are traded through Nasdaq's National Market, symbol
VIVO. Meridian's website address is www.meridianbioscience.com.
CONTACT: Meridian Bioscience, Inc.
John A. Kraeutler, 513-271-3700
SOURCE: Meridian Bioscience, Inc.