SOURCE: Breathtec Biomedical Inc.

Breathtec Biomedical Inc.

April 19, 2016 08:00 ET

Breathtec Biomedical Announces Prof. Hossam Haick as Consultant

Highly Recognized and Awarded Expert to Guide Trials and Approvals Process of NA-NOSE Technology

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - Apr 19, 2016) - Breathtec Biomedical Inc. (CSE: BTH) (CNSX: BTH) (FRANKFURT: BTI) (OTC PINK: BTHCF) (the "Company" or "Breathtec"), a medical diagnostics company focused on developing, and commercializing proprietary, innovative and best-in-class breath analysis devices for the early detection of life threatening diseases is pleased to announce that Professor Hossam Haick of Technion University and the developer of the NA-NOSE disease detection sensors has joined Breathtec Biomedical as consultant. Prof. Haick will guide the company's development of the NA-NOSE disease detection system and design the clinical trials to be undertaken by the company.

As recently announced, Breathtec entered into a licensing agreement on April 11, 2016 with the Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd., an Israeli private company and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, with respect to a non-exclusive license to certain Technion patents and related know-how in connection with the NA-NOSE disease detection sensors and the detection of the following indications from exhaled breath: Streptococcus; Methicillin resistant (MRSA); Staphylococcus; Enterococcus; Vancomycin resistant (VRE); Pneumococcus; Hemophilus influenza (HiB); Chickenpox; and the common cold.

Prof. Hossam Haick of the Technion Institute
Dr. Haick's groundbreaking research has led to the creation of a technology that can smell out cancer and other diseases, has recently been acclaimed as one of the world's most "Good" people, as noted by GOOD Magazine, an international publication that recognizes researchers for the benefits of their work for humanity. According to the magazine publishers, Haick is one of the 100 most influential people in the world who are changing the world in a positive manner. The GOOD 100 are "spearheading change" in the areas of science, education, and business, said the magazine, and Haick, among them, "refuses to accept the existing reality as the end of the story. Not one of the 100 people we have chosen operates out of a desire for fame -- which is precisely why it is important to recognize their activity."

Besides the GOOD recognition, Dr. Haick was also recently presented with the Humboldt Research Award, which recognizes top research done throughout the world in cooperation with research institutes in Germany. Awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the prize is given to prominent researchers who have significantly influenced their fields of study in cooperation with research institutes in Germany. It is granted in recognition of a researcher's achievements as a whole -- discoveries, theories, and insights.

Dr. Haick is best known for developing the NA-NOSE technology that can be used to detect cancer by mechanically "smelling" elements in the breath of potential sufferers. Cancer tumors produce chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which easily evaporate into the air and produce a discernible scent profile. Haick's Na-NOSE chip detects the unique "signature" of VOCs in exhaled breath. In four out of five cases, the device differentiated between benign and malignant lung lesions and even different cancer subtypes.

Mr. Kal Malhi, President of Breathtec Biomedical, states, "We are extremely grateful to have acquired the NA-NOSE technology and the guidance of Prof. Haick. He is truly a pioneer in the field of breath testing and has achieved some amazing results in the field. Breathtec is excited to partner with Prof. Haick in order to commercialize breath testing technology and prepare it for a global marketplace."

For more information, please visit: www.breathtecbiomedical.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

"Kal Malhi"
President & Director

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