SOURCE: Atossa Genetics Inc

Atossa Genetics Inc

February 26, 2015 08:00 ET

Henry Schein Medical to Offer Atossa Genetics' FullCYTE Breast Aspirator

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Feb 26, 2015) - Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS), the Breast Care Company, announced today that Henry Schein Medical, the U.S. Medical business of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), will offer its customers the FullCYTE Breast Aspirator. The Atossa FullCYTE Breast Aspirator is used by OB/GYNs, primary care physicians and women's clinics to collect fluid from breasts for subsequent cytological evaluation.

Dr. Steven C. Quay, Chairman, President & CEO of Atossa Genetics, commented, "Working with Henry Schein is an important step forward in making the FullCYTE Breast Aspirator available nationwide. Henry Schein is an industry leader and its multi-channel sales organization allows for expanded reach into multiple market segments within health care for our device. We are thrilled to work with a company such as Henry Schein and believe our arrangement will contribute positively to our upcoming nationwide launch."

About Atossa Genetics

Atossa Genetics Inc. is focused on improving breast health through the development of laboratory services, medical devices and therapeutics. The laboratory services are being developed by its subsidiary, The National Reference Laboratory for Breast Health, Inc. The laboratory services and the Company's medical devices are being developed so they can be used as companions to therapeutics to treat various breast health conditions. For more information, please visit www.atossagenetics.com.

About Henry Schein, Inc. 

Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs more than 17,500 Team Schein Members and serves more than 1 million customers.

The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.

Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 28 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $10.4 billion in 2014, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 16% since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein website at www.henryschein.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Forward-looking statements in this press release are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated or estimated future results, including the risks and uncertainties associated with actions by the FDA, the outcome or timing of regulatory approvals needed by Atossa to sell its products, responses to regulatory matters, Atossa's ability to continue to manufacture and sell its products, recalls of products, the safety and efficacy of Atossa's products and services, performance of distributors, whether Atossa can launch in the United States and foreign markets the additional tests, devices and therapeutics in its pipeline in a timely and cost effective manner, and other risks detailed from time to time in Atossa's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation its periodic reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q, each as amended and supplemented from time to time.