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Accelerate Diagnostics Joins the Russell 2000® Index

             Accelerate Diagnostics Joins the Russell 2000® Index

PR Newswire

TUCSON, Ariz., July 1, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc.
(NASDAQ: AXDX), an in vitro diagnostics company dedicated to providing
solutions for the global challenge of drug resistant organisms and hospital
acquired infections, today announced that it has joined the Russell 2000®,
Russell 3000®, and Russell Global Indexes following Russell's reconstitution
of a comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes.

"We are pleased to join the Russell 2000® Index and welcome new investors to
our company's stock," said Lawrence Mehren, President and CEO of Accelerate
Diagnostics, Inc.

Annual reconstitution of Russell's U.S. indexes captures the 4,000 largest
U.S. stocks as of the end of May, ranking them by total market capitalization.
Membership in the Russell 3000, which remains in place for one year, means
automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000® Index or small-cap Russell
2000® Index as well as the appropriate growth and value style indexes. Russell
determines membership for its equity indexes primarily by objective,
market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.

The Russell 3000 also serves as the U.S. component to the Russell Global
Index, which Russell launched in 2007.

Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional
investors for index funds and as benchmarks for both passive and active
investment strategies. Approximately $4.1 trillion in assets are benchmarked
to the Russell Indexes. Russell calculates more than 700,000 benchmarks daily
covering approximately 98 percent of the investable market globally, more than
80 countries and 10,000 securities.These investment tools originated from
Russell's multi-manager investment business in the early 1980s when the
company saw the need for a more objective, market-driven set of benchmarks in
order to evaluate outside investment managers.

Total returns data for the Russell 3000 and other Russell Indexes is available
at http://www.russell.com/Indexes/performance/default.asp.

About Russell

Russell Investments (Russell) is a global asset manager and one of only a few
firms that offers actively managed multi-asset portfolios and services that
include advice, investments and implementation. Russell stands with
institutional investors, financial advisors and individuals working with their
advisors - using the firm's core capabilities that extend across capital
market insights, manager research, portfolio construction, portfolio
implementation and indexes to help each achieve their desired investment
outcomes.

Russell has more than $173 billion in assets under management (as of
3/31/2013) and works with over 2,500 institutional clients, independent
distribution partners and individual investors globally. As a consultant to
some of the largest pools of capital in the world, Russell has $2.6 trillion
in assets under advisement (as of 12/31/2012). It has four decades of
experience researching and selecting investment managers and meets annually
with more than 2,200 managers around the world. Russell traded more than $1.4
trillion in 2012 through its implementation services business.

About Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc.

Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXDX) is an in-vitro diagnostics company
focused on developing and commercializing innovative systems for the rapid
identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing of infectious pathogens.
The Company's revolutionary BACcel™ platform utilizes a proprietary
culture-free process with both genomic and phenotypic detection technologies
that significantly decreases time to result while achieving high sensitivity
and specificity. In addition to the BACcel system development pipeline, the
Company also owns and licenses its proprietary OptiChem™ surface coatings
technology, which has numerous applications for binding in bio-analytical
systems, such as microarrays. For more information, visit:
www.acceleratediagnostics.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains words such as "expects," "shall," "will,"
"believes" and other similar expressions that are intended to identify
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor Provisions of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements in this
announcement are made based on the Company's current beliefs, known events and
circumstances at the time of publication and, as such, are subject in the
future to unforeseen risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's
results of operations, performance and achievements to differ materially from
current expectations expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking
statements. For a full discussion of the Company's risks and uncertainties,
which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the
forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in Item 1A in the Company's
Transition Report on Form 10-KT, filed with the SEC on March 20, 2013. In
addition, the Company's forward-looking statements could be affected by
general industry and market conditions and growth rates. Except as required
by federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or
revise these forward-looking statements to reflect new events, uncertainties
or other contingencies.



SOURCE Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc.

Website: http://acceleratediagnostics.com
Contact: Samantha McCue, 730-841-1081, smccue@metzger.com
 
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