- TruDiagnostic™ TruAge Complete Collection is a comprehensive way for a patient to analyze methylation biomarkers to quantify the process of aging
- Mednow acquires the License and Exclusive Distribution Rights of TruDiagnostic™ for a two-year term for a cash payment of US$150,000
- Expands Mednow’s holistic healthcare offerings on its digital platform
TORONTO, November 12, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mednow Inc. (“Mednow” or the “Company“) (TSXV:MNOW; OTCQB:MDNWF), Canada’s on-demand virtual pharmacy, is pleased to announce the Company has signed a two-year investment agreement (the “Investment Agreement“) to acquire the License and Exclusive Distribution Rights of TruDiagnostic™ in Canada. Pursuant to the Investment Agreement, Mednow paid a one-time licensing fee of US$150,000 to TruDiagnostic™ for access and use of the TruDiagnostic™ Technology and TruDiagnostic™ Platform for the development, importation, use, marketing, sale and distribution of the Epigenetic Testing Kits.
Mednow’s strategy is to develop a digital interdisciplinary model of care. Anchored in pharmacy and supported by telemedicine and complementary health care services, having the exclusive distribution rights of TruDiagnostic™ in Canada will enhance Mednow’s approach to provide a full spectrum health care ecosystem. The Company intends to continue to build a holistic approach to patient care.
TruDiagnostic™ TruAge Complete Collection is a comprehensive way for a patient to analyze methylation biomarkers to quantify the process of aging. Aging is the number one risk factor for most chronic diseases and death. By quantifying this process, individuals can potentially predict future diseases and treat aging as a primary objective factor. The TruAge Complete collection allows everyone to look at their aging process by providing them their biological age, their immune age, and telomere length. It also includes the Dunedin Pace of Aging analysis, developed by Duke University. The Dunedin Pace of Aging analysis is the only publicly available aging algorithm trained on phenotypes and variables of health, rather than chronological age. We also offer analysis and reporting for other health and age-related biomarkers such as ability to lose weight with caloric restriction, immune cell subsets, and more.
In the first quarter of 2022, it is anticipated that Mednow’s patients will be able to: order the test on its website, have their blood specimen taken, and shipped back to the lab for testing and diagnosis. This agreement between Mednow and TruDiagnostic™ aligns with Mednow’s approach to provide a wide array of services on our easy-to-use Mednow digital platform.
“We continually endeavor unique pharmacy and healthcare solutions as part of our patient-centric approach. We recognize Canadians are expanding their initiatives when it comes to preventative medicine. By acquiring the exclusive distribution rights to TruDiagnostic™ we can deliver a solution for epigenetic testing for patients to live their healthiest life,” said Karim Nassar, Chief Executive Officer.
About Mednow Inc.
Mednow is a healthcare technology company offering virtual access with exceptional care. Designed with access and quality care in mind, Mednow.ca provides virtual pharmacy and telemedicine services, as well as doctor home visits, with convenience and through an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare that is focused on the patient experience. Mednow’s services include free at-home delivery of medications, a user-friendly interface for easy upload, transfer and refill of prescriptions, access to healthcare professionals through an intuitive chat experience, a specialized PillSmart™ system that packages prescriptions and vitamins by date and time, and doctor consultations.
TruDiagnostic™ is a U.S. based epigenetic testing and research company. They use a multi-omic approach to help scientists, physicians, and patients understand and benefit from the information found in the fluid epigenome. The primary focus is DNA Methylation, offering a variety of algorithms and lab services for researchers, physicians, and consumers who want the most accurate and insightful longevity analysis from a CLIA-certified and HIPAA-compliant lab. TruDiagnostic™ began with TruAge, a test that measures Biological Age by looking at Methylation. Also provided is a full suite of aging related metrics. This includes telomere length measurements, intrinsic and extrinsic age calculations, immune cell subset deconvolution, current pace of aging, and more. Aging is the number one risk factor for most chronic diseases. Using TruDiagnostic’s™ advanced epigenetic age testing algorithms, they are able to help objectively quantify age and the effects of medical interventions intended to reduce accelerated aging and the subsequent links to disease and health.
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