SOURCE: Atossa Genetics, Inc.

Atossa Genetics, Inc.

July 15, 2013 08:30 ET

Atossa Genetics Added to Russell Microcap Index

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Jul 15, 2013) - Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS), The Breast Health Company™, announced today that the Company has been added to the Russell Microcap® Index.

The Russell Microcap Index measures the performance of the microcap segment of the U.S. equity market. Microcap stocks consist of the smallest 1,000 securities in the small-cap Russell 2000® Index, plus the next 1,000 eligible securities, based on a ranking of all U.S. equities by market capitalization. Membership in the Russell Microcap Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the appropriate growth and value style indexes.

Kyle Guse, CFO and General Counsel, stated, "Our addition to the Russell Microcap Index is a testament to the value we have created for our shareholders and the significant upside potential of our ForeCYTE Breast Health Test and other products and services aimed at preventing breast cancer. We hope that addition to the Russell Microcap Index will provide enhanced visibility for the Company."

About Atossa Genetics, Inc.

Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS), The Breast Health Company™, based in Seattle, WA, is focused on preventing breast cancer through the commercialization of patented, FDA-designated Class II diagnostic medical devices and, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, The National Reference Laboratory for Breast Health, Inc. (NRLBH), patented, laboratory developed tests (LDT) that can detect precursors to breast cancer up to eight years before mammography.

The NRLBH is a CLIA-certified high-complexity molecular diagnostic laboratory located in Seattle, Washington.

For additional information on Atossa, please visit For additional information on the ForeCYTE test and the National Reference Laboratory for Breast Health, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

Forward-looking statements in this press release are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated or estimated future results, including the risks and uncertainties associated with actions by the FDA, regulatory clearances, responses to regulatory matters, Atossa's ability to continue to manufacture and sell its products, the efficacy of Atossa's products and services, the market demand for and acceptance of Atossa's products and services, performance of distributors and other risks detailed from time to time in Atossa's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation its registration statement on Form S-1 filed April 5, 2013, and periodic reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q, each as amended and supplemented from time to time.

Contact Information

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    Atossa Genetics, Inc.
    Kyle Guse
    CFO and General Counsel
    (O) 800-351-3902
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    MBS Value Partners
    Matthew D. Haines (Investors)
    Managing Director
    (O) 212-710-9686
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    Jules Abraham (Media)
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