Republic of Colombia's food and drug regulatory agency grants clearance for Biomerica's colorectal cancer screening test to be sold in Colombia.
- Biomerica also adds new director of sales and marketing for Europe and South America.
Irvine, California -- August 21, 2019 -- Biomerica, Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRA) announced the Republic of Colombia Ministry of Health and Social Protection Institute National Surveillance of Drugs and Food (INVIMA), the equivalent of the US FDA, has granted clearance for Biomerica's EZ Detect colorectal screening test, which detects an early warning sign of colorectal cancer, to be imported and sold in Colombia.
The EZ Detect colorectal screening test is the simplest in-home test to detect fecal occult (hidden) blood, an early warning sign of colorectal cancer. This in-home test does not require handling of stool or any dietary restrictions. The EZ Detect pad is tossed into the toilet after a bowel movement. A change in the pad's color to blue/green, which would appear within two minutes, indicates the presence of blood in the stool. The pad is then simply flushed down the toilet.
Biomerica also announced that it has added a sales and marketing director for Europe and South America who is headquartered in Germany. This new director joins Biomerica with 22 years of experience selling and marketing Diagnostic and Life Science products across multiple diagnostics technologies and disciplines. She possesses broad international business experience, with communication skills in German, English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, and strong scientific and technical understanding of gastrointestinal diagnostic products. She also has active relationships with key strategic entities in Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Canada and U.S. that could help Biomerica add new distributors for existing products. In her previous role, this director managed relationships that accounted for approximately 50% of her former employer's group sales.
About Biomerica (NASDAQ: BMRA)
Biomerica, Inc. (www.biomerica.com) is a global biomedical company that develops, manufactures and markets advanced diagnostic products used at the point-of-care (in home and in physicians' offices) and in hospital/clinical laboratories for the early detection of medical conditions and diseases. The Company's products are designed to enhance the health and well-being of people, while reducing total healthcare costs. Biomerica primarily focuses on products for Gastrointestinal Disease, Diabetes and esoteric testing.
The Biomerica InFoods IBS product identifies patient specific foods that when removed may alleviate an individual's IBS symptoms. This patented, diagnostic-guided therapy is designed to allow for a patient specific, guided dietary regimen to improve Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) outcomes. The point-of-care product is being developed to allow physicians to perform the test in-office using a finger stick blood sample while a clinical lab version of the product will be the first for which the company will seek regulatory approval. A billable CPT code that can be used by both clinical labs and physicians' offices is available for InFoods diagnostic products. Since the InFoods product is a diagnostic-guided therapy, and not a drug, it has no drug type side effects.