WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/13 -- Kane Biotech Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KNE), is very pleased to report that there is a strong rate of support and adoption from veterinarians for the recently announced marketing field test for StrixNB in Manitoba. Many veterinarians are now recommending StrixNB to their clients as an important part of a regular pet oral care program. Kane Biotech is a biotechnology company engaged in the development and commercialization of products that prevent and remove microbial biofilms. On January 31, 2013 the company announced that it launched its marketing field test for StrixNB, its revolutionary new pet oral care product in Manitoba in conjunction with Pet Dental Health Month.
The response to the marketing field test has been very positive with 84% of the veterinary clinics in Manitoba signing up for the Company's promotional campaign that coincides with February's Pet Oral Care month. In addition, in the first two weeks, 48% of these clinics have already placed orders to regularly carry StrixNB in their clinics. Commercial manufacturing was successfully completed to supply demand for further expansion across Canada. Accounting and financial procedures are in place from purchasing raw materials to inventory management to account collecting from distribution. In addition Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) have been developed and are in place for manufacturing and operations and quality control procedures have been implemented.
With very encouraging acceptance from both veterinarians and consumers the Company is now in the process of developing additional product applications such as toothpastes and dental chews.
About Kane Biotech Inc.
Kane Biotech is a biotechnology company engaged in the development and commercialization of products that prevent and remove biofilms. Biofilms develop when bacteria and other microorganisms form a protective matrix that acts as a shield against attack. When in a biofilm, bacteria become highly resistant to antibiotics, biocides, disinfectants, high temperatures and host immune responses. This resiliency contributes to human health problems such as recurrent urinary tract infections, medical device associated infections and tooth decay.
Kane Biotech uses patent protected technologies based on molecular mechanisms of biofilm formation/dispersal and methods for finding compounds that inhibit or disrupt biofilms. The Company has evidence that these technologies have potential to significantly improve the ability to prevent and/or destroy biofilms in several medical and industrial applications.
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