- Victory Square Health received Brazilian ANVISA approval for Safetest 15 Minute Covid-19 Rapid Test for distribution, sale, and usage in Brazil
- The Safetest 15 Minute Covid-19 Rapid Test has a 96.6% Sensitivity, and can confirm whether one is currently infected with the Covid-19 virus or whether one was infected prior and unaware of the infection
- On November 17th, 2020, the Company announced a strategic partnership with Molkom Pharmaceuticals to sell and distribute its Safetest Covid-19 Rapid and other Tests in Brazil and for export to Mercosur Countries
- On December 14th, 2020, the Company announced a sales & distribution contract with a Brazilian Company for an initial order of 3.7 Million Covid-19 Rapid Tests for Brazil
- Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela Covid-19 numbers as of January 5, 2021 show a daily increase of over 72,530 infections with a total infection count at 10,009,984 and 246,408 deaths*
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Victory Square Health Inc. (“VS Health” or the “Company”) – a portfolio company of Victory Square Technologies Inc. (“Victory Square”) (CSE:VST) (OTC:VSQTF) (FWB:6F6) announced today that it was granted approval on January 11, 2021 by The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) to commence marketing, sales and distribution for its Safetest 15 Minute Covid-19™ Rapid Test assay for detecting the antibodies IgG and IgM against SARS-CoV-2.
“Since announcing Victory Square Health’s prior ANVISA approval for our 3-hour Elisa Covid-19 lab test received on September 8, 2020 Brazil has seen an increase of 3,585,952 Covid-19 cases in the country and 69,058 deaths as of January 4, 2021*,” said Felipe Peixoto, CEO of Victory Square Health. “Our Safetest Covid-19 Rapid Test is designed to effectively help identify and control the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. This approval from Brazil now enables our Company to strategically produce and sell our cost-effective and highly accurate Rapid Test products to the world’s third largest Covid-19 infection rate country.” *source Statista.com
The Safetest Rapid Test enables the user to identify if they are infected with the Covid-19 virus and are infectious, have had the virus and show antibodies, or have never been infected with the virus. The Safetest Covid-19 Rapid Test is easy to administer, provides accurate results in 15 minutes and is light and compact for use, distribution, shipping, and acquisition.
On November 17th, 2020, the Company announced a strategic partnership with Molkom Pharmaceuticals to sell and distribute its Safetest Covid-19 Rapid and other Tests in Brazil and for export to Mercosur Countries (Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela). Molkom Pharmaceuticals has more than 24 years of representation, sales, and marketing experience in Brazil and over 14 years in Latin America. Molkom connects its clients to pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic, veterinary and feed industries in Latin America and the Caribbean for exports, as well as companies that manufacture pharmaceutical ingredients and medicines from around the world for imports, production contracts, licensing, acquisitions and mergers. The company boasts over 45,000 professional contacts worldwide, 5,500 plus direct access to buyers and sales and development contracts totaling over $250,000,000 CAD.
The Company also previously announced a sales and distribution contract with a Brazilian Medical company for an initial order of 3.7 million Covid-19 Rapid Tests to be supplied from Victory Square Health subject to ANVISA approval.
“With this ANVISA approval, our company is now able to fulfill the current backlog of orders for our Covid-19 Rapid Testing kits. We’re also prepared and able to accommodate the incoming flux of new orders for our Rapid Test and for the ongoing demand in the upcoming year moving forward,” said Felipe Peixoto, CEO of Victory Square Health.
VS Health was founded in 2016 to accelerate the development of personalized medicine and technology solutions including diagnostic tests to support patient’s care and improve health outcomes. Its first product, the Leishmaniasis Rapid Test, was developed in partnership with the UFMG, Federal University of Minas Gerais. Safetest took advantage of its expertise in the subject to develop other antibody-based tests and a robust R&D pipeline of diagnostic kits for Hansen’s Disease, Brucellosis, HTLV and Blood sample screening tests.
Stock Options Grant
The Company also announces that pursuant to the Company’s Stock Option Plan the board of directors approved the granting of an aggregate of 2,765,000 incentive stock options to certain directors, officers, employees, and consultants of the Company at an exercise price of $0.60 per share. The options are exercisable for a period of three years, ending January 11, 2024.
The Company is not making any express or implied claims that its product has the ability to eliminate, cure or contain the Covid-19 (or SARS-2 Coronavirus) at this time.
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On behalf of the board,
Shafin Diamond Tejani
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Victory Square Technologies
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