EDMONTON, Alberta, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medical Services
International Inc. (Pinksheets: MSITF) is pleased to announce that it has
begun shipping the VScan rapid test kits for HIV and TB into several countries
in South America to begin regulatory testing. The Company expects to have the
initial testing completed and sign distributorship agreements by the end of
the first week in October, 2003.
One of the countries of particular interest is Peru where there is a
significant demand for both the VScan HIV and TB rapid test kits. Part of the
demand has been generated by recent legislation that has made it mandatory to
be tested for HIV before obtaining a marriage certificate.
The VScan rapid test kit is a single use, disposable, accurate (greater
than 99%), cost effective, easy to use, test for rapid screening of HIV 1&2
and subgroup O, Hepatitis B&C, and Tuberculosis (TB). The kits cannot be sold
Medical Services International Inc trades in the United States on the NQB
Pinksheets under the symbol "MSITF".
For further information, please contact Robert Talbot at (780) 430 6363 or
Bill Whitehead Jr. at (416) 822 5883 or http://www.medicalservicesintl.com .
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 other filings with regulatory bodies.
SOURCE Medical Services International Inc.
Web Site: http://www.medicalservicesintl.com