EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 15 Medical ServicesInternational Inc. (Pink Sheets: MSITF) is pleased to announce that as aresult of the excellent independent test results obtained by regulatoryagencies related to the VScan HIV and TB test kits, interest in the dual VScantest kit that detects HIV and TB simultaneously has increased substantially.
HIV and TB are known to be closely associated. It is very difficult to getindividuals to make themselves available for the 3 to 4 days that it takes totest for both diseases. With the VScan dual test kit, the testing for bothdiseases can be done in 30 minutes. Forty (40%) of the individuals with HIVhave active TB. TB is very contagious but treatable if diagnosed correctly.Use of this test dual test kit will help to reduce the spread of TB within thecommunity while helping to detect HIV. Medical Services is the only companythat has developed a test for detecting both TB and HIV at the same time.Countries currently using the VScan test kits for HIV and TB are particularlyinterested in the dual kit. Preliminary indications are that the market willbe very large for the dual test kits.
Medical Services International Inc. trades in the United States on the NQBPink Sheets under the symbol "MSITF". For further information, please contactRobert Talbot at (780) 430 6363 or http://www.medicalservicesintl.com orhttp://www.minerva-biotech.com.
Note: Certain statements in this press release are "forward-lookingstatements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Act of 1995. Suchstatements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factorsthat may cause results to differ materially. Such risks, uncertainties andother factors include but are limited to new economic conditions, risk inproduct development, market acceptance of new products and continuing productdemand, level of competition and other factors described in Company reportsand filings with regulatory bodies.
SOURCE Medical Services International Inc.