SOURCE: CLX Medical, Inc.

August 14, 2008 08:39 ET

CLX Medical, Inc. Announces New CEO Interview With Questions Regarding Planned Acquisition of the ThyroTest® Rapid Screening Device

Marketing Strategy and Action Plan for ThyroTest® Device Discussed in Question and Answer Feature Posted to the Company's Website

MURRIETA, CA--(Marketwire - August 14, 2008) - CLX Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: CLXN), which is focused on the launch and distribution of unique medical diagnostic testing products, today announced that Vera Leonard, chief executive officer of the company, has participated in a question and answer feature that has been posted to the CLX website at The transcript will also be added to the company's profile on in the coming days.

The focus of the interview is the company's recent announcement that it has entered into a letter of intent with ThyroTec, LLC to acquire ThyroTest®, a rapid thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) screening device used for the detection of hypothyroidism in adults, a common thyroid disease.

In the interview, Ms. Leonard discusses the reasons that CLX targeted ThyroTest® for acquisition, the size of the potential market for the product, the U.S. and worldwide distribution strategy for ThyroTest®, and the competitive landscape for the product.

Ms. Leonard also provides a summary of the company's progress since she was appointed to the position of CEO in 2007.

ThyroTest® is FDA cleared and has also achieved CLIA waived status, so the test can be administered in the more than 100,000 CLIA waived doctors' offices in the U.S., as well as in any non-waived laboratory. The simple rapid diagnostic test is a qualitative measurement that allows physicians to screen adult patients for hypothyroidism in approximately ten minutes with a whole blood sample.

Hypothyroidism develops when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone to properly regulate the body's metabolism. A lack of thyroid hormone affects many body systems. The incidence of hypothyroidism tends to increase with age, with older people, especially women, at highest risk. Common symptoms include weight gain, fatigue, mood swings, weakness, dry and coarse skin and hair, hair loss, depression, decreased libido, trouble swallowing, increased cholesterol, heavy or irregular periods or trouble getting pregnant.

Approximately 120 million thyroid-related lab tests are performed in the United States each year. At an estimated average cost of $40 per test, the U.S. market is currently valued at nearly $5 billion. Approximately 45 million of those tests are conducted in order to diagnose thyroid dysfunction. CLX believes that ThyroTest® is an appropriate, cost-effective first-step for those 45 million diagnostic TSH tests. This current U.S. market opportunity is amplified by the CLIA waived status, which makes the opportunity to meet American Thyroid Association recommendations for screening every individual at age 35 and every five years thereafter a reality.

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About CLX Medical, Inc.

CLX Medical, Inc. ( holds a 51% equity interest in Zonda, Inc. (, which has developed several rapid point of care tests for medical and non-medical markets, including a rapid test for Chlamydia. CLX recently announced a letter of intent to acquire ThyroTest®, a rapid thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) screening device used for the detection of hypothyroidism in adults, a common thyroid disease. CLX Medical is focused on the successful worldwide distribution of these and any additional products it may acquire or license.

All statements included in this release, including statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of CLX Medical, Inc. are forward-looking statements. Such statements are necessarily subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which are significant in scope and nature beyond CLX Medical's control. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements depending on many factors. Historical results are not necessarily indicative of future performance.

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