IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - July 25, 2016) - Biomerica Inc. (BMRA) today announced that it added Edward W. (Ned) Barnholt to a newly formed Strategic Advisory Board and Dr. Anthony J. Lembo to its Scientific Advisory Board.
Ned Barnholt is currently chairman of the KLA-Tencor Corporation and serves on the board of directors of eBay, Inc. and Adobe. He is the former chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Agilent Technologies, a leading company in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. Mr. Barnholt led the Agilent Technologies spin-off of Hewlett-Packard Company which broke records as the largest initial public offering (IPO) in Silicon Valley history at the time of the IPO (US $2.1 billion).
Anthony J. Lembo, M.D. serves as Director of the GI Motility Laboratory at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's (BIDMC) Division of Gastroenterology in Boston, MA and as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lembo completed his residency and GI Fellowship at UCLA Medical Center. He is an accomplished expert in afflictions of the gastrointestinal tract and IBS. He divides his time between clinical medicine and research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He has authored numerous original clinical studies and other research articles related to IBS.
Biomerica's InFoods® IBS product identifies patient specific foods that may alleviate an individual's IBS symptoms. The patent pending diagnostic guided therapy is designed to allow for a patient specific guided dietary regimen to improve Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) outcomes. The point-of-care product is being developed to allow physicians to perform the test in-office using a finger stick blood sample. A billable CPT code that can be used by both clinical labs and physicians' offices is available for InFoods® diagnostic products. The InFoods® product is unique in that it has no drug type side effects.
Zackary Irani, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are very pleased to welcome Ned and Tony to our advisory boards. Their expertise will help us to bring our new InFoods® IBS product, which has the potential to help millions who suffer from IBS, to the market. Our goal in forming a Strategic Advisory Board is to help guide our licensing direction and discussions."
About Biomerica (BMRA)
Biomerica, Inc. (www.biomerica.com) is a global biomedical company that develops, manufactures and markets advanced diagnostic products used at the point-of-care (in home and in physicians' offices) and in hospital/clinical laboratories for the early detection of medical conditions and diseases. The Company's products are designed to enhance health and well being, while reducing total healthcare costs. Biomerica primarily focuses on products for Gastrointestinal Disease, Diabetes and esoteric testing.
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