Mon, 08 Mar 2021

Kai Medical Laboratory, a state-of-the-art diagnostics laboratory in Dallas, TX was acquired by Empower Clinics on October 6, 2020 to further advance the Company's COVID-19 national testing programs for enterprise clients, including movie and television studios, businesses and travel industry

VANCOUVER BC / ACCESSWIRE / February 18, 2021 / EMPOWER CLINICS INC. (CSE:CBDT)(OTCQB:EPWCF)(Frankfurt:8EC) ('Empower' or the 'Company') an integrated healthcare company serving patients through medical centres, telemedicine platforms, operating a high complexity medical diagnostics laboratory processing thousands of COVID-19 specimens, is pleased to announce our KAI Medical Laboratory ('KAI LAB') has validated that its various COVID-19 PCR test products are able to accurately detect the B.1.1.7 (UK variant) & B.1.351 (South African variant).

'The Kai Labs motto of Inspire by Science, Built on Integrity is displayed so accurately as the team of molecular scientists took it upon themselves to validate our test protocols against pervasive new COVID-19 variants.' said Steven McAuley, Chairman & CEO. 'Leading with science, continuous improvement and a desire to impact healthcare outcomes elevates Kai Labs to a national and international stage. I expect this to be a competitive advantage as we endeavour to sign new global distribution and sales contracts.'

World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist Confirms The U.K. Variant and South African Variants Are a Concern

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan comments '…scientists have now studied this and have found that these variants do tend to spread faster, they're more transmissible or more infectious. So that's the worrying part.'

KAI Medical Laboratory Research & Development a key differentiator for the Future

The KAI Lab testing protocol tests for parts of the viral genome that is not affected by the mutations in the spike protein the 'S' gene. In effect, this ensures the active virus in a patient's RNA genetic sequence can be detected and a correct test result will be provided.

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan indicates 'We know that testing, that identifying those who are infectious, that being able to provide them supportive isolation, tracking and contact tracing, and quarantining all the contacts…All of these things together definitely make a difference in bringing down transmission.'

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/media-resources/science-in-5/episode-20---covid-19---variants-vaccines

This press release is available on the Empower Clinics Verified Forum on AGORACOM for shareholder discussion, questions and engagement with management https://agoracom.com/ir/EmpowerClinics

ABOUT EMPOWER:

Empower is an integrated healthcare company that provides body and mind wellness for patients through its clinics, with digital and telemedicine care, and world-class medical diagnostics laboratories. Supported by an experienced leadership team, Empower is aggressively growing its clinical and digital presence across North America. Our Health & Wellness and Diagnostics & Technology business units are positioned to positively impact the integrated health of our patients, while simultaneously providing long term value for our shareholders.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Steven McAuley
Chief Executive Officer

CONTACTS:
Investors:
Steven McAuley
CEO
s.mcauley@empowerclinics.com
604-789-2146

Investors: Tamara Mason
Business Development & Communications
t.mason@empowerclinics.com
416-671-5617

DISCLAIMER FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain 'forward-looking statements' or 'forward-looking information' (collectively 'forward looking statements') within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Forward-looking statements can frequently be identified by words such as 'plans', 'continues', 'expects', 'projects', 'intends', 'believes', 'anticipates', 'estimates', 'may', 'will', 'potential', 'proposed' and other similar words, or information that certain events or conditions 'may' or 'will' occur. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the expected benefits to the Company and its shareholders as a result of the acquisition of Kai Medical Laboratory; the transaction terms; the expected number of clinics and patients following the closing; the future potential success of Kai Medical Laboratory, that the KAI LAB expansion will be completed on time or at all; launch of new healthcare centers and the occurrence thereof; that the Company can bring healthcare to millions of Canadians; that new healthcare services can be added and that the Company will be positioned to be a market-leading service provider for complex patient requirements in 2020 and beyond. Such statements are only projections, are based on assumptions known to management at this time, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including: that the Kai Medical Laboratory acquisition may not be completed on the terms expected or at all; that the Company's products may not work as expected; that the Company may not be able to expand COVID-19 testing; that legislative changes may have an adverse effect on the Company's business and product development; that the Company may not be able to obtain adequate financing to pursue its business plan; general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; failure to obtain any necessary approvals in connection with the proposed transaction; and other factors beyond the Company's control. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The Company is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable laws.

SOURCE: Empower Clinics Inc.



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