Promising Results from Miraculins and Amway Scout DS® Study Accepted for the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology
June 4, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) — Findings Indicate Potential for Scout DS® Technology Beyond Diabetes Screening
Miraculins Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MOM) (“Miraculins” or the “Company”), a medical diagnostic company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing diagnostic tests and risk assessment technologies for unmet clinical needs, announces that the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology has accepted a scientific poster from a collaboration between Miraculins and Amway Corporation’s Open Innovation Team (“Amway”). The World Congress of Dermatology is the world’s oldest and continuous international dermatology meeting, and will be held in Vancouver, BC from June 8-13, 2015.
The poster, entitled “The Association of Skin Glycation with Facial Skin Aging”, concludes that advanced glycation end-products (“AGEs”) – as measured by the Scout DS® – are correlated with the visible signs of facial skin aging, and that vitamin supplementation was associated with lower skin AGEs. Miraculins has been reviewing these important pilot findings with Amway to determine the potential next steps in assessing the viability of Scout DS® intellectual property being utilized in a device specifically for the health and beauty segment.
The collaborative study was conducted in the United States on 555 women between the ages of 16 and 82, and was comprised of a mixed race cohort. Subjects were assessed through a cross-sectional survey using objective methods and a questionnaire that took into account age, ethnicity, BMI, smoking, sun protection habits, years working outdoors, vitamin supplementation, skin care habits, tanning, history of type 1 or 2 diabetes, kidney, heart and skin disease. Skin AGE’s were measured utilizing the Scout DS® device, and facial wrinkling and skin lightness were measured using standardized facial photography and analysis.
Amway is a $10.8 billion direct selling business based in Ada, Michigan, USA. Top-selling brands for Amway are Nutrilite™ vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements, Artistry™ skincare and color cosmetics, and eSpring™ water treatment systems – all sold exclusively by Amway Business Owners. Global sales in 2014 made Amway the #1 direct selling business in the world, according to the Direct Selling News 2015 Global 100. For company news, visit globalnews.amway.com.
About Miraculins Inc.
Miraculins is a medical diagnostic company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing non-invasive technologies for unmet clinical needs. The Company’s Scout DS® device has been regulatory cleared in certain markets both as a clinical tool to assist in the identification of both prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and is the first non-invasive testing system designed to provide a highly sensitive and convenient method for measuring prediabetes/type 2 diabetes related biomarkers in the skin, the accumulation of which are accelerated by abnormal blood sugar levels and oxidative stress. Unlike current testing methods, a Scout DS® test requires no blood draw, no fasting, and no waiting for a lab result. The product has been used and validated in thousands of patients around the world. For more information visit www.miraculins.com.
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