Biomerica Launches At-Home Sample Collection for inFoods® IBS, Significantly Expanding Access for Millions of IBS Sufferers

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  • inFoods® IBS patients can now conveniently self-collect a blood sample using a simple finger-stick methodology in the privacy of their home
  • inFoods® IBS test is the first of its kind to identify specific foods that can trigger an Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms

IRVINE, Calif., July 01, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Biomerica, Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRA), a global provider of advanced medical products, is proud to announce a major enhancement to its inFoods® IBS system, aimed at simplifying and transforming the patient experience.

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Empowering Patients & Physicians Through Self-Collection
The inFoods® IBS diagnostic test has made a significant advancement with the introduction of a new patient self-collection system. This innovative system utilizes a simple, minimally invasive finger-stick device that enables patients to collect their own blood samples at home, bypassing the need to visit healthcare facilities. This enhancement enables the inFoods® IBS product to be marketed and provided nationally through telehealth and online medical providers, significantly expanding access to millions of IBS sufferers who may not live near a GI physician offering the product. The Company believes this could have a significant positive impact on inFoods® IBS revenues by reaching a broader patient population.

“Our goal is to deliver cost-effective, non-pharmaceutical solutions that manage IBS by pinpointing and eliminating specific dietary triggers,” said Zack Irani, CEO of Biomerica. “This innovation is an important step to opening access to IBS patients and their healthcare providers.”

Impact of IBS and Economic Burden
The American College of Gastroenterology reports that one in twenty Americans is affected by IBS, contributing to an annual expenditure of up to $10 billion in direct medical costs. Despite this significant impact, the complexity of the disorder has historically hindered the development of effective treatments, leaving many to struggle with inadequate relief.

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 focuses on gastrointestinal and inflammatory diseases where the Company has multiple diagnostic and therapeutic products in development.

About inFoods®
The inFoods IBS test is designed to assess a patient’s above normal immunoreactivity to specific foods utilizing a simple finger-stick blood sample. Instead of difficult to manage broad dietary restrictions, physicians can now use the inFoods IBS information to make targeted, patient-specific recommendations about trigger foods that, when removed from the diet, may alleviate IBS symptoms such as pain, bloating, diarrhea and constipation. The inFoods IBS test and clinical outcomes were studied at several prominent centers including Mayo Clinic, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Inc. – a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, Houston Methodist Hospital, and the University of Michigan. The clinical results for improvement in the Abdominal Pain Intensity (API) responder endpoint of >30% reduction in pain, for IBS patients in the treatment diet arm was greater than patients in the placebo diet arm (p-value of 0.0246). The improvement for patients in the treatment arm versus the placebo arm is considered clinically significant and for certain endpoints is similar and, in some cases, better than the current drugs in the market. Further information about Biomerica’s patented inFoods® Technology Platform can be found at: https://biomerica.com/inFoods/our-technology/.

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Corporate Contact:

Zack Irani
949-645-2111
[email protected]

Source: Biomerica, Inc.

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