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BIOMERICA TO PRODUCE WHOLE BLOOD HEMOGLOBIN CONTROL FOR HEMOCUE

 NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Biomerica Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRA) has announced that it has reached an agreement with HemoCue Inc. (a Mallinckrodt subsidiary) to supply whole blood hemoglobin controls and calibrators for use in the HemoCue instruments. The HemoCue instruments are used to measure hemoglobin levels in the blood.
 There are over 23,000 HemoCue instruments in use in the United States today. The controls and calibrators manufactured by Biomerica will be used to calibrate the instrument and for use as a quality control to ensure the machines are working properly for obtaining accurate results. Joseph H. Irani, president of Biomerica, stated, "There is an overwhelming push to validate the proper functions of instruments used in laboratories, hospitals, doctors' offices, and especially now when the government is imposing strict rules on medical devices. The performance of these devices must be checked periodically. Controls are an excellent way to ensure the proper function and use of these instruments." Serina Taub, Ph.D., product manager at HemoCue, commented, "The control and calibrator products will allow us to better serve our customers as the demand for quality control increases."
 The whole blood hemoglobin controls and calibrators add a new item to Biomerica's existing line of laboratory products.
 Biomerica is a medical company engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of advanced medical diagnostic products including home self-testing for the early diagnosis of diseases which may become incurable.
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 /CONTACT: Joseph Irani, president, 714-645-2111/
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