updated 4/18/2011 7:16:08 AM ET 2011-04-18T11:16:08

CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IRIS International, Inc. (Nasdaq:IRIS), will release its 2011 first quarter financial results after the close of trading on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.  IRIS management will also host a conference call and webcast that day at 4:30 P.M. Eastern Time, to discuss the financial results, as well as provide a general business update:

Date:     Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Time:     4:30 PM ET

To listen via live webcast, please go to the IRIS website (10 min. before conference is scheduled to begin) at: http://www.proiris.com/investors/Webcasts_and_Presentations.php

To participate in the teleconference, please dial (10 min. before conference is scheduled to begin):

Domestic toll-free:         1 -877- 870 - 9220

International:                 +  973- 638 - 3437

If you are unable to participate during the live conference call and webcast, the conference call audio cast will be archived and available for replay in the Investors section of the Company's website at http://www.proiris.com for approximately 90 days.

About IRIS International, Inc.

IRIS International, Inc. is a leading global in vitro diagnostics company focused on products that analyze particles and living cell forms and structures, or morphology of a variety of body fluids. The Company's products leverage its strengths in flow imaging technology, particle recognition and automation to bring efficiency to hospital and commercial laboratories. The initial applications for its technology have been in the urinalysis market and the Company is the leading worldwide provider of automated urine microscopy and chemistry systems, with an installed base of more than 3,000 systems in more than 50 countries. The Company is expanding its core imaging and morphology expertise into related markets and is developing applications in hematology and body fluids. In addition, the Company recently acquired a high complexity CLIA-certified molecular pathology laboratory offering differentiated, high value molecular diagnostic services in the rapidly growing field of personalized medicine. The laboratory provides a direct commercial channel for the Company's NADiA® ultra-sensitive nucleic acid detection immunoassay platform, with applications in oncology and infectious disease. For more information, please visit www.proiris.com .

CONTACT: Cesar Garcia
         Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
         IRIS International, Inc.
         818-527-7000
         
         Ron Stabiner, The Wall Street Group, Inc.
         212-888-4848

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