Biotricity Provides Fiscal 2018 Second Quarter Updates for Shareholders
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biotricity Inc. (OTCQB: BTCY ), a medical diagnostic and consumer healthcare technology company, today provided operational updates for its fiscal 2018 second quarter which ended September 30, 2018.
Bioflux 1.0 sales growth and market expansion achieved a record high during the fiscal 2018 second quarter; the Company experienced a 150% increase in total device sales and a 75% increase in new customers from Q1. Bioflux is an FDA-approved, medical-grade remote patient monitoring device that monitors a patient’s ECG in real-time, constantly analyzing and collecting data on the device and periodically uploading to the cloud via embedded cellular technology.
“The momentum and growth trends we saw during the last quarter not only continued but have accelerated in the second quarter,” said Mr. Waqaas Al-Siddiq, Founder and CEO of Biotricity. “We have had strong performance in new U.S. state markets, and we are confident this trend will continue.”
Existing customers continued to purchase additional units, reaffirming customer satisfaction. The Company is pleased to report a 62% increase in repeat customer orders from Q1. “Our anchor clients are developing loyalty to our product, and we are both excited and humbled by their level of acceptance and enthusiasm,” said Mr. Al-Siddiq. “We will endeavor to continue supporting them and fostering long-term relationships which will give us a true competitive differentiator.”
The Company is continuing to develop “Biopatch,” an ECG patch which it anticipates filing with the FDA by Q1 2019. An extension of Biotricity’s award-winning Bioflux device, Biopatch offers an alternative to the 3-lead system which is ideal for patients with less complicated cardiac conditions. The patch leverages the capabilities of Bioflux and provides wireless arrhythmia monitoring for patients who are either at risk for, or diagnosed with, certain cardiac issues. Small, comfortable, and effective, Biopatch will ensure patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) and other cardiac issues receive early diagnosis and preemptive care from their physicians, and will support the shift to outpatient care.
The future of medical gadgets appears to be headed towards medical-grade wearables that will be increasingly smaller and accurate enough to detect warning signs and facilitate a diagnosis. Biotricity is pleased to see how consumer-based devices like the new Apple Watch are creating awareness among consumers about possible heart issues, which will lead many to seek medical care to determine if they have an issue. Once identified, healthcare providers can prescribe medical grade wearables such as Bioflux for continuous, real-time monitoring of a patient’s ECG to diagnose their exact condition and determine the appropriate medical care. This latest market activity has garnered increased media interest and press coverage from leading health and med device publications.
Biotricity is also expanding its Scientific and Medical Alliance Board with eminent cardiologists who will lend their expertise to help Biotricity tailor its solution for chronic care management and for preemptive heart disease identification in new markets. The Company has extended an Advisory Board Membership invitation to several candidates and all have accepted; the Company will provide further details in the coming months. The Biotricity Scientific and Medical Alliance Board recognizes members for advancing scientific and clinical excellence through dedicated collaboration and industry leadership.
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About Biotricity Inc.Biotricity is a modern medical technology company focused on delivering innovative, remote biometric monitoring solutions to the medical and consumer markets, including diagnostic and post-diagnostic solutions for chronic conditions and lifestyle improvement. Biotricity’s R&D continues to focus on the preventative healthcare market, with a vision of putting health management into the hands of the individual. The company aims to support the self-management of critical and chronic conditions with the use of innovative solutions to ease the growing burden on the healthcare system. To learn more, visit www.biotricity.com.
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