OXFORD, United Kingdom and MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (Nasdaq:OXFD), a global, high-growth diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary tests for the management of underserved immune-regulated conditions today announced that it has been included in Deloitte's 2016 Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. Oxford Immunotec's US subsidiary was ranked 353 rd in the list of 500, based upon Deloitte's assessment that the Company grew annual revenue 204 percent from fiscal year 2012 to 2015. "The Company is honored to be included among such prestigious technology companies. This recognition is a direct reflection of the efforts of all the members of the Oxford Immunotec team," said Peter Wrighton-Smith Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Immunotec. "Our growth in recent years can be attributed to the successful global commercialization of our T-SPOT ®. TB test, which has improved the diagnosis of tuberculosis infection around the world. We continue to leverage our technology in the development of innovative diagnostic tests for other immune-regulated conditions including chronic infections, transplantation, autoimmune and inflammatory disease and immune-oncology." "This year's Fast 500 winners showcase that when organizations are open to diverse perspectives and insights, they are able to create an environment for their employees and customers to see the possibilities and ingenious solutions that might lie ahead," added Jim Atwell, national managing partner of the emerging growth company practice, Deloitte & Touche LLP. "Entrepreneurial environments foster change and innovation within businesses, and we look forward to watching these companies continue to drive change across all sectors." Oxford Immunotec was previously ranked 251 st as a Technology Fast 500™ award winner for 2015. About Deloitte's 2016 Technology Fast 500™ Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies - both public and private - in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2012 to 2015.