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Medical Services Introduces the VScan Test Kits Into South America


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.

About VScan

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 in Canada.

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 .

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.

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Information in this article was accurate in September 16, 2003. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.