IRIS to Release Third Quarter Financial Results and Host Conference Call and Webcast on Thursday, October 28, 2010

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Oct. 19, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IRIS International, Inc. (Nasdaq:IRIS), will release its third quarter 2010 financial results after the close of trading on Thursday, October 28, 2010. IRIS management will also host a conference call and webcast that day at 4:30 P.M. Eastern Time, to discuss the third quarter results, as well as provide a general business update:

Date:     Thursday, October 28, 2010
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:

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 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 2,800 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 urinary tract infections. 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 .

CONTACT: IRIS International, Inc. Cesar Garcia, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer 818-709-1244, x 7123 The Wall Street Group, Inc. Ron Stabiner 212-888-4848