- Simple at-home device to increase the sensitivity of breast self-examinations
- Early detection of breast cancer saves lives
- Breast cancer accounts for 1 in 3 new cases of cancer in women every year
IRVINE, Calif., July 14. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Biomerica, Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRA) (the “Company”) today announced that under a general merchandise supplier agreement with Walmart, the company is aware® The breast self-examination device will now be sold in Walmart’s retail system. Biomerica just shipped its first orders of Aware® product to Walmart, and Walmart will initially begin selling the product through its US online sales channel (https://www.walmart.com/ip/seort/395477102).
Biomerica is also in the final stages of working with Walmart to stock and sell the Aware® produced in Walmart stores in the United States In addition, the Company is in negotiations with other partners for the distribution of the Aware® Breast self-examination product in markets outside the United States
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Unfortunately, every woman is potentially at risk, as more than 70% of women diagnosed have no family history of breast cancer. Currently, there is no way to prevent breast cancer. Early detection of the disease is therefore the key to effective treatment. Early detection greatly improves the chances that breast cancer can be successfully diagnosed and treated. Survival rates reach 99% when the cancer is detected early and is still localized in the breast. However, if the cancer has spread to regional lymph nodes, the 5-year survival rate is 86%. [1,2]
Around 80% of breast cancers are detected because women themselves notice changes in their breasts, highlighting the important role each woman can play in her own health. However, a breast self-examination (BSE) does not replace regular medical visits and periodic ultrasounds or mammograms. All three steps are important for detecting breast cancer at an early stage. The relevance of early detection cannot be overstated.
Biomerica’s FDA cleared Aware® The Breast Self-Examination Device is a revolutionary way for women to improve tactile sensitivity to breast tissue changes or irregularities, making breast self-exams easy and convenient. The Conscious® can facilitate effective self-examination and can serve as a reminder to perform a monthly breast self-examination.
In a study by Kawasaki University Medical Hospital using the Aware® device, the study concluded that the Aware® was “a very effective instrument for the early detection of breast changes”. The study included 832 patients with breast cancer, fibroids, mastitis and non-tumor conditions. 
Zack Irani, CEO of Biomerica, said, “Breast cancer treatment success is dramatically improved by early detection. Our unique product provides a tool to help women potentially detect early breast abnormalities. As one of the largest retail companies in the world, Walmart provides unparalleled visibility and distribution for this potentially lifesaving product. We look forward to supporting Walmart in rolling out the product, ensuring that as many women as possible have access to this product.
For more information on Aware® Breast self-examination product, please visit https://AwareBSE.com
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 (home and doctor’s offices) and in hospital settings. /clinical. laboratories for the detection and/or treatment of medical conditions and diseases. The Company’s products are designed to improve people’s health and well-being, while reducing total healthcare costs. Biomerica is primarily focused on gastrointestinal and inflammatory diseases for which the company has several diagnostic and therapeutic products in development.
- https://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/guide/breast-cancer-survival-rates. Accessed on July 08, 2022
- https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/breast-cancer/statistics. Accessed on July 08, 2022
- Sonoo H, Sai T, Maesaki S (1992) Breast self-examination (in Japanese). Geka (surgery) 54: 574–581.
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