Announces additional open market purchases of Axis-Shield share Alere Alere Inc.

The entire announcement of the additional open market purchases was produced through the Regulatory Information Program of the London STOCK MARKET pursuant to UK regulatory and legal requirements.. Announces additional open market purchases of Axis-Shield share Alere Alere Inc. , a global leader in enabling people to consider charge of their health at home through the merger of quick diagnostics and health management, announced today that on September 29, 2011, it has purchased yet another 5,443,771 shares of Axis-Shield share, bringing its total current ownership placement to 10,990,468 shares, or approximately 21.98 percent, of Axis-Shield’s issued and outstanding ordinary share capital.The experimental group receives every week applications of Dermagraft and four-layer compression dressings as the active comparator group receives weekly applications of four-layer compression dressings only. THE BUSINESS has initiated patient enrollment and activated 30 clinical centers globally. ABH expects to complete the scholarly study in May 2011. Principal investigators for the study are: William Marston, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of NEW YORK at Chapel Hill Keith Harding, MD, Professor, Division of Wound Healing at the Cardiff University College of Medication in Wales, UK David Bergqvist, MD, Ph.D.S.