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FDA Approves First Instant Anemia Test


LAKE FOREST, IL -- 12/21/2004 -- BIOSAFE Medical Technologies, Inc. announced today that the Food and Drug Administration has granted approval for the sale of its new Instant Anemia Test. Designed and developed by BIOSAFE’s research and development team at BIOSAFE Laboratories, Inc., the BIOSAFE Anemia Test becomes the first FDA approved disposable blood test for anemia detection. The BIOSAFE Anemia Test produces an instant result that is both easy to understand and as accurate as a standard laboratory analysis.

Anemia is a blood condition identified by a lower than normal number of red blood cells, usually measured by a decrease in the amount of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the red pigment in red blood cells that transports oxygen throughout the body. Risk factors for anemia include heavy menstrual periods, pregnancy and older age, as well as serious diseases that cause anemia such as chronic kidney disease, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and HIV.

“Our goal is to bring products to market that benefit both the healthcare professional and the consumer. The BIOSAFE Anemia Test provides a quick, easy and reliable way for physicians to test for anemia in their offices or for the consumer to screen for anemia at home,” said BIOSAFE’s Chief Science Officer, Jack Maggiore, PhD. “We’re confident that by providing an accurate, convenient, and inexpensive means of anemia detection, many more of those at risk for this dangerous condition will be identified.”

BIOSAFE is best known for its trademark collection methods and patented blood transport systems, but the BIOSAFE Anemia Test is the first of a series of new products that produces an immediate result. “While we feel the market for self-collected laboratory testing will continue to grow,” offered BIOSAFE President David Fleisner, “it’s clear that there is a demand for testing that is convenient, accurate and provides an immediate result to the user. Our customers can expect to see more BIOSAFE test products that provide an instant result in the near future.”

BIOSAFE Medical Technologies, Inc. is a world leader in the development of micro blood sample testing technology. Located in Chicago, Illinois, BIOSAFE Laboratories, Inc. is a subsidiary of BIOSAFE Medical Technologies, Inc. and develops, manufactures, and processes health monitoring and screening products for the diabetes, women’s health, men’s health, and heart health markets.


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