WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/16/13 -- Miraculins Inc. (TSX VENTURE: MOM), ("Miraculins" or the "Company") a medical diagnostic company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing diagnostic and risk assessment technologies for unmet clinical needs, announces today that it has re-appointed Pear Healthcare Solutions Inc. ("Pear"), a leading provider of in-pharmacy health screening and education services, as the distributor for the SCOUT DS® Non-Invasive Diabetes Test Technology to the Canadian retail pharmacy/grocery market. Pear is also the Company's Canadian distributor for the PreVu® Non-Invasive Skin Cholesterol Point-of-Care (POC) Test to the same market segment.
Prior to Miraculins' acquisition of the SCOUT DS®, Pear was appointed as Canadian distributor for the technology by VeraLight, Inc. (its previous owner) and had successfully established pilots for this ground-breaking, non-invasive diabetes test. These included localized trials with national and regional brand pharmacy/grocery retailers including Zellers, Costco, Rexall, and PharmaSave. In addition, Pear has designed a comprehensive CE Module (Continuing Education) on non-invasive diabetes testing, which has been recognized by the Canadian Pharmacists Association as accredited programming, and has also developed a special preparatory program to ready pharmacists prior to their taking the Certified Diabetes Educator exam. These programs are offered through Pear's Health eLearning initiative and online learning portal, which allows pharmacists to conveniently participate in accredited CEs on such topics as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. As a result, Pear's commitment to national diabetes education and preventive testing has been significant and unparalleled among service providers to the industry.
"Pear has provided excellent representation for Miraculins in establishing select pilots for PreVu®, and has clearly demonstrated its ability to do the same for the SCOUT DS® in the Canadian retail pharmacy sector," said Paul Moreau, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Miraculins Inc. "As we move forward with our piloting and beyond, we are confident Pear has the industry relationships and segment expertise necessary to build broader distribution for our non-invasive testing technologies."
"Based on the positive responses we have received during the pilots from both retailers and consumers, we are excited about the potential for national distribution of these non-invasive technologies, and we look forward to continuing to work in partnership with Miraculins towards achieving this goal," said Mark Doyle, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Pear Healthcare Solutions Inc.
About Pear Healthcare Solutions
Pear Healthcare Solutions is a privately held company specializing in the development and implementation of programs to address the evolving needs of pharmacists in their expanding role of providing healthcare and disease management services. Pear Healthcare Solutions offers a number of innovative medical devices and professional education programs that help pharmacies connect with their patients, improving their health and wellness. Pear provides distribution, training and support/education services. For more information visit www.pearhealthcare.com.
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