Aware® is a simple at-home device to increase sensitivity in breast self-exams. About 80% of breast cancer is detected by women themselves who notice changes in their breast.
EZ Detect™ is a simple 2-minute, at-home test which detects an early warning sign of colorectal cancer
IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biomerica, Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRA) (the “Company”) today announced that the Company’s Aware® Breast Self Exam device and EZ Detect Colon Disease test are now being sold on Amazon and fulfilled by Amazon.
The Biomerica FDA-cleared Aware® Breast Self Exam device is a revolutionary way for women to enhance tactile sensitivity to changes or irregularities in breast tissue, making breast self-exams easy and convenient. The Aware® device can facilitate an effective self-exam and can serve as a reminder to perform a breast self-exam every month.
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among women. Unfortunately, every woman is potentially at risk, as more than 70% of women diagnosed have no family history of breast cancer. Early detection significantly improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed and treated successfully. Survival rates are as high as 99% when the cancer is found early while still localized in the breast. However, if the cancer has spread to the regional lymph nodes, the 5-year survival rate falls to 86%[1,2]. About 80% of breast cancer cases are detected because women themselves notice changes in their breast. This highlights the important role that each woman can play in managing their own health. However, a breast self-examination is not a replacement for regular medical visits and periodic ultrasound or mammography. All three steps are important to finding breast cancer early. The relevance of early detection cannot be overemphasized.
The Biomerica EZ Detect™ Colon Disease Test is the simplest in-home, two-minute diagnostic test to detect hidden blood in the stool, one of the primary early warning signs of colorectal disease. The test does not require handling of stool or dietary restrictions.
Colorectal cancer (“CRC”) is the second most common cause of cancer death in the United States. In 2020, an estimated 147,950 individuals would be diagnosed with CRC and an estimated 53,200 would die from the disease, including 17,930 cases and 3,640 deaths in individuals under the age of 50.
In a study performed by Johns Hopkins University, EZ Detect™ was preferred 10:1 by patients over another fecal occult blood test. Published studies have also indicated that the best colorectal screening test is “the one that gets done.” With EZ Detect, the user simply drops a test pad onto the surface of the water in the toilet bowl after a bowel movement. If blood is present in the person’s stool, a blue-green indicator will appear on the test pad within two minutes. The pad is then simply flushed down the toilet. Other colorectal screening tests require collecting a stool sample and mailing it to a lab for processing. Requiring a patient to collect and mail a stool sample results in a high percentage of these competing tests never being performed by patients. EZ Detect is simple to perform and provides results in just two minutes.
Zack Irani, Chief Executive Officer of Biomerica, commented, “The key to better outcomes in all cancers is early detection and regular screening. Both Aware and EZ Detect are inexpensive and easy to use. Both can be performed in the privacy of one’s home. I’m proud of the work we do to produce products that help save lives and improve the health of people.”
For further information about the Aware® Breast Self Exam Product and the EZ Detect Colon Disease test, please visit https://AwareBSE.com and https://ezdetect.com
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’s primarily focus is on gastrointestinal and inflammatory diseases where the Company has multiple diagnostic and therapeutic products in development.
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