SOURCE: Medifocus, Inc.

July 08, 2014 12:01 ET

Medifocus, Inc. Featured in Article in "BioTuesdays" Titled, "Medifocus Readies Marketing Expansion of Prolieve"

COLUMBIA, MD and TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Jul 8, 2014) - Medifocus, Inc. (OTCQX: MDFZF) (TSX VENTURE: MFS) is pleased to announce that it is featured in today's BioTuesday titled, "Medifocus Readies Market Expansion of Prolieve." Prolieve is a FDA-Approved commercial device for the treatment of symptoms caused by the enlargement of the prostate, which is known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). The full article can be read on

In the article, Dr. Augustine Y. Cheung, CEO of Medifocus, Inc. is interviewed where he details Medifocus' progress and accomplishments in setting the infrastructure and base to execute its marketing expansion of Prolieve worldwide. The prevalence of BPH increases with age, and over 50% of all men over the age of 50 have BPH. The market size for prescription drug therapy for BPH is estimated to be $4 billion a year. In addition, if you also include patients on "watchful waiting," meaning patients suffering from BPH symptoms, however they elect not to take drugs or minimal invasive surgery, the market could double to $8 billion!

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About Medifocus, Inc.

Medifocus develops and commercializes minimally invasive, unique focused heat treatment systems used in treatment of cancerous and benign tumors, and enlarged prostate, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia ("BPH").

The Company owns two technology platforms with comprehensive US and international patent protection: The "Endo-thermotherapy Platform" and the "Adaptive Phased Array Microwave Focusing Platform." Based on these platform technologies, the Company has developed two advanced therapeutic products: the Prolieve® system for the treatment of BPH, and the Adaptive Phased Array (APA)-1000 system for treatment of breast cancer.

The U.S. FDA-approved Prolieve® System ( is a medical device based on endo-thermotherapy that both heats the prostate and dilates the prostatic urethra. The heating plus dilatation treatment offered by the Prolieve® System is the only minimally invasive treatment which offers both immediate and long term relief of symptoms due to enlarged prostate (BPH) in men. The clinical indication received for Prolieve from the FDA is an "alternative to drug therapy." With this indication, the Prolieve® System is a revenue generating device based product which can have the potential of catering to the $8 billion non-surgical prescription drug therapy market for treatment of BPH.

The APA-1000 uses precisely focused and controlled microwave energy to shrink breast cancer tumors without side effects on the surrounding tissues to produce better treatment outcomes. The Company has received regulatory approvals to complete, and has now begun the APA 1000's pivotal Phase-III clinical trials. Successful completion of the phase III trial will lead to commercial approval (PMA) of the product.

The Company is currently focusing on increasing revenue from the Prolieve® system for the treatment of BPH and completing the APA 1000 breast cancer system's Phase III study. For more information, visit

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This news release contains "forward-looking statements" and "forward-looking information," which may not be based on historical facts. Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information, include, but are not limited to, information and statements with respect to the benefit to Medifocus's future growth resulting from the election of Mr. Yam and the expectation that sales from Prolieve® will accelerate. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as "plan," "expect," "project," "intend," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made. Such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results events or developments to be materially different from any future results, events or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. These factors should be considered carefully and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any such factors or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements or forward-looking information contained herein to reflect future results, events or developments.

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