February 13, 2008 10:12 ET
flexSCAN, Inc. Announces geneVIEW™ -- Free Genetic Testing
MISSION VIEJO, CA--(Marketwire - February 13, 2008) - flexSCAN, Inc. (OTCBB: FXSC) announced
today that it will begin offering comprehensive genetic testing free of
charge to anyone visiting the www.geneview.com website. "Today's trend of
charging for genetic testing, as demonstrated by 23andme, a Google
investment, and dnadirect, may make economic sense for their businesses,
unfortunately this strategy by its nature is exclusionary. The sad fact is
few people have $1,000 to spare for the luxury of having their DNA tested,
not to mention the cost of testing an entire family," said Founder and CEO
Thomas Banks. "Our mission is simple, we intend to make genetic testing
available to everyone, not simply for people with an extra thousand dollars
burning a hole in their pockets."
flexSCAN's geneVIEW service is about fair and equal access. Additionally,
when paired with flexSCAN's free wellness360 service, this is the first
genetic testing proposition that is not simply economically sound, it links
an individual's genetic results with the tools necessary for addressing
potential issues early through diet, fitness and becomes an integral part
of one's personal health record.
"Information for information's sake may be interesting, however, we offer
information paired with action which empowers individuals to take control
of their lives, health and wellbeing," said Banks.
"Our services are completely free to everyone. There are no charges, fees,
upgrades, or dues -- www.wellness360.com and www.geneVIEW.com are
absolutely free. In fact, to encourage utilization, everyone earns reward
points for simply visiting wellness360 that they can exchange for much
needed cash to help offset the out-of-control healthcare costs faced every
day," said Banks.
About flexSCAN, Inc.
flexSCAN generates revenues from advertisers by providing highly granular
demographic, psychographic, health and wellness targeting. flexSCAN never
divulges or sells individual information to advertisers, sponsors,
employers or any third parties. wellness360™ empowers people to take
action with their health and wellness with a robust suite of online
services including; diet and fitness management tools, research tools to
stay informed on issues related to their personal health and wellness needs
and an online medical resource library and state-of-the-art search engine.
More importantly, wellness360.com also allows individuals to electronically
store their personal health records as well as all their "paper" medical
records from their doctors. As an added benefit, everyone enjoys
wellness360's Emergency Medical Record enabling emergency responders (such
as police, fire or EMTs) to quickly and easily dispatch key medical
information to emergency personnel.
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