COLUMBIA, MD and TORONTO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/09/13 -- Medifocus, Inc. (OTCQX: MDFZF) (TSX VENTURE: MFS) announced today the Company's common shares have been granted eligibility status by the Depository Trust Company (DTC), subsidiary of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). DTC is the world's largest post-trade financial services company. It provides electronic clearance, settlement, and information services for the vast majority of the equities and other securities in the U.S. Trading of securities through DTC allows for cost-effective clearing and guaranteed settlement. Securities that are not DTC-eligible are often not accepted for trading at many brokerages due to the amount of paperwork and manpower required to execute and settle trades, thus making it more difficult for a significant percentage of investors to easily access the shares.
"This is an important milestone for the Company and we are pleased to have obtained DTC eligibility," CEO Augustine Cheung commented. "Being DTC-eligible will make it easier for brokerage firms to trade our stock for their clients. We expect that our DTC-eligible status will improve our overall share liquidity and share attractiveness on the market and we will continue to update our shareholders on our progress."
About Medifocus, Inc.
Medifocus develops and commercializes minimally invasive focused heat systems for the treatment of cancerous and benign tumors, and enlarged prostate, medically known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia ("BPH"). With the recent acquisition of Prolieve®, Medifocus now owns a revenue generating commercial BPH treatment product targeting the estimated $8 billion BPH drug therapy market and generating cash flow to support the development and commercialization of other catheter based or Adaptive Phased Array (APA) based focused heat systems for targeted thermotherapy of surface, subsurface and deep seated localized and regional cancers.
The Company owns two technology platforms with comprehensive US and international patent protection: 1: The Endo-thermotherapy Platform-from which Prolieve was developed can potentially used to treat cancers in prostate, rectal, cervical and esophageal, and 2: The Adaptive Phased Array (APA) Microwave Focusing Platform-invented by MIT, licensed to Medifocus, directs precisely focused microwave energy at tumor center to induce shrinkage or eradication of tumors without undue harm to surrounding tissue. The Company's APA 1000 Breast Cancer Treatment System, developed from the APA technology platform, is currently in pivotal Phase-III clinical trials. Please visit www.medifocusinc.com, www.prolieve.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Medifocus-Inc-Company-Page/546315028715627 for more details.
Forward-Looking Statements and Information
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 acquisition of additional intellectual property rights, additional treatment possibilities and the expectation that sales from Prolieve® may accelerate as a consequence. 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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Dr. Augustine Y. Cheung
President and CEO
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