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EPA Approves Modified ColitagTM E. coli Detection Technology For Public Drinking Water Safety

Santa Rosa, CA, California, Nov. 13 - /EWire/ -- CPI International (CPI), a Santa Rosa, CA, based manufacturer and distributor of analytical chemistries, consumables and small instrumentation serving laboratories and semiconductor manufacturers worldwide has received the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval for modified Colitag™, CPI's breakthrough method for testing public drinking water under the Total Coliform Rule. The EPA published their approval for modified Colitag on November 10, 2009.

Colitag is the most versatile test ever! Colitag has the widest approved testing window in the industry: 16-48 hours, greater selectivity for Total Coliforms and E. coli, a growth inhibitor for Aeromonas and Pseudomonas and is US EPA approved for use in a MPN format. Modified Colitag™ will be used mostly by public agencies testing for E. coli in water systems and by food and beverage manufacturers.

CPI is in the business of improving drinking water safety and with their new EPA approval, a single version of Colitag will be offered for all markets under the Colitag name. CPI has worked diligently over the years to improve compliance monitoring of public water systems in the US, and internationally. CPI's new approved modified Colitag is the culmination of these efforts.

In making the announcement, David Hejl, President and CEO of CPI, stated that "This is next generation technology, one test to test them all, in our company's twelve-year effort to provide an added level of safety in testing public drinking water. Private laboratories and municipal and state governmental authorities responsible for water testing can now protect the public with added confidence via this testing product."

CPI is a recognized leader for quality, service and innovation in the life and analytical science, microbiology and semiconductor industry. CPI is certified by the International Organization of Standards (ISO) and accredited in its areas of expertise.

CPI International, a member of the Unique Investment Corporation family of companies, is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, and has additional offices in the United States, Japan and the Netherlands. In addition to Colitag™, CPI International manufactures analytical instrument components, high-purity standard solutions and reagents, and other life and analytical science testing products for the environmental, food and beverage, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and semiconductor industries. Please visit our website for more details and method application. Should you have additional questions or request additional information please do not hesitate to contact me personally.

Best regards, David W. Hejl President and CEO CPI International, Inc. 5580 Skylane Boulevard Santa Rosa, CA 95405 (707) 521-6310

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David W. Hejl President and CEO CPI International, Inc. 5580 Skylane Boulevard Santa Rosa, CA 95405 (707) 521-6310


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