Biomerica Announces FDA Submission For a Test to Detect Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a Bacteria That Infects Approximately 35% of the US Population
Gastric cancer is the third most common cause of cancer related death in the world and over 80% of gastric cancers are attributed to H. pylori bacterial infection
H. pylori infection is also a major cause of peptic ulcers
IRVINE, Calif., April 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biomerica, Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRA), (the “Company”) a global provider of advanced medical diagnostic and therapeutic products, today announced it has submitted a 510(k) premarket notification to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for hp+detect™, a new product that detects the presence of the H. pylori bacteria, which infects approximately 35% of the U.S. population.
Under the current FDA 510(k) Premarket Notification Process, the FDA’s goal is to provide a decision within 90 days to the submitting company, unless further information is requested.
Biomerica is also preparing to submit a CE Mark filing, which will enable the product to be sold in most EU countries and other regions around the world.
Biomerica’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Zack Irani stated, “This FDA submission is a milestone in our commitment to bringing a diagnostic solution for the over 115 million people suffering from H. pylori infection across the U.S. today. We’re particularly excited about this product as it has shown to be highly accurate as compared to other products in the market. We’ve also created an efficient, low-cost manufacturing process that should enable high gross margins on this product.”
The Biomerica hp+detect™ product detects the presence of the H. pylori bacteria which infects approximately 35% of the U.S. population. Over 80% of gastric cancers are attributed to H. pylori infection, and gastric cancer is the third most common cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Once cleared, physicians and medical centers will be able use the results from the hp+detect™ test to diagnose the presence of H. pylori and monitor the efficacy of treatment.
About Biomerica (NASDAQ: BMRA )
Biomerica, Inc. (www.biomerica.com) is a global biomedical technology company that develops, patents, manufactures and markets advanced diagnostic and therapeutic products used at the point-of-care (in home and in physicians' offices) and in hospital/clinical laboratories for detection and/or treatment 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 focus is on gastrointestinal and inflammatory diseases where the Company has multiple diagnostic and therapeutic products in development.
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