SUNNYVALE, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 7, 2015 / Arrayit Corporation (OTC: ARYC), a life sciences company, announces today it has received Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) approval to dividend ten million common shares of its ownership in Avant Diagnostics (OTCQB: AVDX) to ARYC common shareholders as of the October 30, 2015 record date. The present market value of the dividend is $2.6 million and there were approximately 450 million ARYC common shares outstanding as of the record date. The dividend will be paid as soon as practicable.
Arrayit sells its patented and proprietary microarray platform to scientists and doctors worldwide to accelerate biomedical research, to discover safer and more effective medicines, and to develop rapid and affordable testing methods to improve human health and well-being. Avant recently received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to validate ovarian cancer specimens pursuant to 510(k) approval of OvaDx(R), a pre-symptomatic ovarian cancer test that aids the monitoring of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. OvaDx(R) is exclusively manufactured by Arrayit and will be marketed and sold by Avant upon FDA approval.
Arrayit CEO Rene Schena states, "We are pleased to announce regulatory approval of the dividend, which underscores Arrayit's commitment to creating shareholder value by leveraging our core microarray expertise and strengthening our ties with strategic partners."
Arrayit Corporation, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, leads and empowers the genetic, research, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic communities through the discovery, development and manufacture of proprietary life science technologies and consumables for disease prevention, treatment and cure. Please visit www.arrayit.com for more information.
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SOURCE: Arrayit Corporation