Medical Services International Increases Testing for Tuberculosis In South Africa 6:49p ET March 6, 2007 (PR NewsWire) In October, 2006, Medical Services International Inc (OTC: MSITF) announced that it was beginning to ship VScan TB rapid test kits To South Africa. At the request of its distributor and as a result of thousands of infected people being sent back to their communities because of inadequate testing methods the Company has been asked to accelerate the VScan testing program. Current testing -- a standard smear sputum test failed to diagnose the disease resulting in misdiagnosed, infected people spreading TB unknowingly in their communities. Specialists have indicated that 60% of the TB cases in South Africa are smear negative (not detected on a sputum test). The VScan TB rapid test kit can be used to diagnose smear negative TB test cases. The VScan TB test kit is the only rapid test kit with this capability. Smear negative TB is more common in people living with HIV
A report released by the Treatment Action Campaign said South Africa not only had one of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the world but also one of the highest incidence rates for TB and this was increasing drastically as the HIV epidemic worsened. Of the estimated 9 million people who develop active TB every year, most still do not receive a laboratory confirmed diagnosis. Tuberculosis (TB) is highly contagious.
Once the testing of the VScan TB test kit is completed in the next 60 days, the Company expects to sell in excess of 1.0 million TB test kits per year. This will generate over $3.0 million in gross revenue.
The VScan rapid test kit is a single use, easy to use, test for the screening of HIV1&2, Hepatitis B&C, Tuberculosis (TB), Dengue Fever, Malaria, West Nile, Syphilis and Prostate Cancer. The kits cannot be sold in Canada.
NOTE: Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Act of 1995. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause results to differ materially. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include but are not limited to new economic conditions, risk in product development, market acceptance of new products and other factors described in Company reports and other filings with regulatory bodies.
Medical Services to Add Retail Customers 12:02p ET February 28, 2007 (PR NewsWire) Medical Services International Inc (OTC: MSITF) wishes to announce that it will begin supplying the VScan HIV rapid test kit to retail outlets in India. The kits will be supplied from our assembly plant in Amstar India. The distributor for India has indicated that the retail outlets will require up to 700,000 VScan HIV test kits in the first year. In addition to the VScan HIV test kits, the VScan TB test kit is being evaluated for regulatory approval. There are new outbreaks of Tuberculosis (TB) in India and a demand for a rapid TB diagnostic test kit. The VScan TB test kit only detects active TB and gives no false positives. It has been reported by regulatory agencies that of the people infected with the HIV virus over 35% also have TB. Tuberculosis is highly contagious and will cause the death of over 8 million people this year. TB can be effectively treated with early detection. There is a significant need for a rapid diagnostic test kit for detection of TB. Medical Services feels that its VScan TB test kit will fill this demand.
The VScan rapid test kit is a single use, disposable, accurate, cost effective, easy to use, test for the screening of HIV1&2, Hepatitis B&C, Tuberculosis (TB), Dengue Fever, West Nile, Syphilis, Malaria and Prostate Cancer. The kits cannot be sold in Canada.
NOTE: Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Act of 1995. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause results to differ materially. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include but are not limited to new economic conditions, risk in product development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product demand, level of competition and other factors described in Company reports and filings with regulatory bodies.
EDMONTON, AB and CASSELBERRY, FL and CHAMPLIN, MN, Mar 12, 2007 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- Medical Services International Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MSITF) and Signature Leisure, Inc. (OTCBB: SGLS) jointly announced today that Medical Services International Inc. has retained Signature to provide investor relation services for Medical Services International Inc.
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Medical Services International Retains Signature Leisure to Provide Investor Relation Services 5:01p ET March 12, 2007 (Market Wire) Medical Services International Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MSITF) and Signature Leisure, Inc. (OTCBB: SGLS) jointly announced today that Medical Services International Inc. has retained Signature to provide investor relation services for Medical Services International Inc.
Medical Services International Inc. is a medically related holding company comprised of two core businesses. The company operates medical facilities (Hotel de Health) on the Island of Anguilla, B.W.I. that supply medical diagnostic services and dialysis. The facility combines the recreational aspects of a Caribbean destination with the availability of North American quality medical services.
The diagnostic test division was created in response to a worldwide demand for less costly, rapid technically simplified test methods to test for infectious diseases. The company has developed its VScan(TM) rapid test kits for the detection of HIV 1 & 2, Hepatitis B and C, Tuberculosis (TB), Debgue Fever, Malaria, West Nile, and Syphilis. The company is currently in negotiations with major healthcare concerns to supply these tests to the worldwide market.
Stephen Carnes, CEO of Signature Leisure, stated, "Medical Services International is a company that I believe has yet to show up on the radar screen of many investors. We look forward to assisting Medical Services to raise the overall market awareness of their company and the potential it possesses. I believe that Signature can assist to increase overall market awareness of Medical Services and we look forward to working together in a combined effort."
Robert Talbot, President of Medical Services International Inc, stated, "Medical Services International is very pleased to have Signature on board to provide investor relation services. We have confidence in Signature's ability to affectively communicate to the investing public Medical Services present as well as future overall potential."
About Signature Leisure, Inc. (OTCBB: SGLS) -- Signature Leisure, Inc. is a publicly traded company trading on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol SGLS. For more information about Signature Leisure, Inc., please visit the Company's website at http://www.signatureleisure.com.
This press release contains certain "forward-looking" statements, as defined in the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Statements, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements. The Company, through its management, makes forward-looking public statements concerning its expected future operations, performance and other developments. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the Company's best judgment based upon current information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that other factors will not affect the accuracy of such forward-looking statements. It is impossible to identify all such factors, factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those estimated by the Company. They include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to develop operations, the Company's ability to consummate and complete an acquisition, the Company's access to future capital, the successful integration of acquired companies, government regulation, managing and maintaining growth, the effect of adverse publicity, litigation, competition, sales and other factors that may be identified from time to time in the Company's public announcements.
This press release is provided for information purposes only and is not intended to constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities.
Contact: Signature Leisure, Inc. Stephen W. Carnes 407-599-2886 info*signatureleisure.com Contact: Medical Services International Inc Robert Talbot 780-430-6363
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