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T2 Biosystems Reports Granting of Inducement Award

/EIN News/ -- LEXINGTON, Mass., March 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTOO) an emerging leader in the development and commercialization of innovative medical diagnostic products for critical unmet needs in healthcare, announced today that it issued an inducement award to John Sprague, the Company’s recently appointed Chief Financial Officer, in accordance with the terms of Mr. Sprague’s employment offer letter.

The award was made on March 1, 2018 under T2 Biosystems’ Inducement Award Plan (the "Inducement Plan"), which was adopted March 1, 2018 and provides for the granting of equity awards to new employees of T2 Biosystems. The inducement award consists of an option to purchase 225,000 shares of T2 Biosystems common stock and has a ten-year term. The exercise price of the option was $5.08, which was the per-share closing price of T2 Biosystems common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market on March 1, 2018. The option vests over a four-year period, with 25% vesting on the first anniversary of the employee’s date of hire and the remainder vesting in equal monthly installments over the three years thereafter. The award was approved by the independent compensation committee of T2 Biosystems’ board of directors and was granted as an inducement material to the new employee entering into employment with T2 Biosystems in accordance with Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 5635(c)(4).   

About T2 Biosystems:
T2 Biosystems, an emerging leader in the development and commercialization of innovative medical diagnostic products for critical unmet needs in healthcare, is dedicated to saving lives and reducing the cost of healthcare by empowering clinicians to effectively treat patients faster than ever before. T2 Biosystems is focused on addressing critical unmet needs in healthcare starting with sepsis, one of the deadliest and most expensive conditions in hospitals today. The T2Sepsis Solution™ is a unique approach that combines the standard of care for the management of sepsis patients with T2 Biosystems’ products, including the T2Dx® Instrument and T2Candida® Panel, and the T2Bacteria® Panel, which is commercially available in Europe and other countries that accept the CE mark and available for research use only in the U.S. Powered by the proprietary T2 Magnetic Resonance technology, or T2MR®, the T2Sepsis Solution is proven to deliver better patient care and greater cost savings. Hospital customer experience has demonstrated faster time to effective treatment, shortened ICU and hospital lengths of stay, reduced use of unnecessary antifungals, and millions of dollars in savings. T2 Biosystems has an active pipeline of future sepsis products including additional species and antibiotic resistance, as well as tests for Lyme disease and hemostasis. For more information, please visit www.t2biosystems.com.

T2 Biosystems Media Contact:
Amy Phillips, Feinstein Kean Healthcare
amy.phillips@fkhealth.com
412-327-9499

T2 Biosystems Investor Contact:
Chris Brinzey, Westwicke Partners
chris.brinzey@westwicke.com
339-970-2843

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