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INTERNATIONAL MUREX TECHNOLOGIES NAMES FORMER SYNTEX DIVISION DIRECTOR TO HEAD INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS

 NORCROSS, Ga., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- International Murex Technologies Corporation (AMEX, TSE: MXX) today appointed Guido Guidetti, formerly of SYVA Diagnostics and Abbott Diagnostics, to the newly created position of commercial director. In this role, he is responsible for all of International Murex's commercial operations, including sales and marketing on a worldwide basis.
 "International Murex currently has an extensive worldwide diagnostics industry network, with direct sales and distribution capabilities in more than 30 major countries," said J. David Tholen, president and chief executive officer of International Murex. "Mr. Guidetti will apply his directly relevant industry experience to increasing the productivity of this major asset."
 Guidetti, who has more than 15 years of diagnostic and health care industry experience, joins International Murex from Syntex's SYVA Diagnostics division, where he most recently was Director of Commercial Operations, Europe, Africa, Middle East. At SYVA, he oversaw seven general managers and the business' sales, marketing, customer services, finance and human resources capabilities.
 Previously, he was general manager of Abbott Diagnostics UK/Ireland, an operation that doubled its business during his two-year tenure. Earlier, he was Abbott's Marketing Manager, Europe, for hepatitis, AIDS and transfusion products. He engineered the commercial introduction of Abbott's second-generation HIV 1/2 product as well as many other product introductions.
 Guidetti will be headquartered in the United Kingdom and will report to Tholen.
 International Murex Technologies Corporation is a medical diagnostic products company dedicated to the research, manufacture and marketing of products for the detection, monitoring and screening of infectious diseases and other medical conditions. The company manufactures and markets on a worldwide basis more than 600 products.
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 /CONTACT: Marcia M. Young, director of corporate communications of International Murex Technologies, 800-322-1332 or 404-662-0660; or Ellen T. Corliss of Feinstein Partners, 617-577-8110, for International Murex Technologies (media)/
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