ORLANDO, Fla., March 31 GeneLink, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GNLK.OB, "the Company," or "GeneLink"), a leading consumer genomics biotech company, today reported financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009.
Dr. Bernard Kasten, GeneLink's Executive Chairman stated, "2009 was an important year for GeneLink. Buoyed by the desirability and superiority of our proprietary science and products, we took steps in the third quarter of 2009 to increase our profit margins." Dr. Kasten added, "Even more importantly, in 2009 and early 2010 the Board of Directors of GeneLink implemented plans to expand the revenue base at GeneLink and hired Gary Beeman on February 17, 2010 as GeneLink's CEO to lead the effort. Mr. Beeman has extensive experience growing pioneering technology companies, and has long been a supporter of GeneLink and GeneWize Life Sciences, Inc. ("GeneWize"). He has impressed the Board with his vision for the future of GeneLink."
Beeman added, "GeneLink has now proven the viability and market acceptance of genetically-guided wellness products. We are steadily improving our financials and are now ready to take GeneLink to the next level of market penetration. Our focus is to utilize the pioneering genetic research and capabilities at GeneLink to partner with an array of global private label customers and channel partners compatible with our current channel to market. We believe that the healthcare industry now accepts that genetically-guided and customized wellness products are the future - and that GeneLink's 16 years of pioneering genetics research can help everyone participate in their own personalized health care. As our products and science are able to benefit more and more health-conscious customers, the ultimate beneficiaries will be our shareholders."
About GeneLink Biosciences, Inc.:
GeneLink is a 16-year old leading biosciences company specializing in consumer genomics. GeneLink's patented and patent pending technologies include proprietary genetic assessments linked to personalized health, beauty and wellness applications. Its DNA assessments provide information that enables the customization of nutritional products, skincare products and health maintenance regimens designed to fulfill individual consumer needs. For more information visit www.genelinkbio.com
This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. With the exception of historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in the press release involve risk and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. GeneLink disclaims any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
-- Annual net sales increased by 34%, $8,561,455 as compared to $6,377,433 in 2008; -- 4(th) Quarter net sales increased by 9.7%, $2,341,736 as compared to $2,134,504 in the previous quarter; -- 4(th) Quarter net loss reduced by 29.6%, $552,093 as compared to $783,794 in the previous quarter.
SOURCE GeneLink, Inc.