GBS Inc. Announces Application for FDA Breakthrough Device Designation to Fast Track Rapid Saliva Glucose Test

December 13, 2021

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GBS Inc. (Nasdaq: GBS), a life sciences company developing non-invasive, real-time diagnostic testing for patients and their primary health practitioners at point-of-care, today announced that in collaboration with Life Science Biosensor Diagnostics Pty Ltd (LSBD), the licensor of the Rapid Saliva Glucose Test [that forms part of the Biosensor Platform licensed by GBS Inc. (GBS)], LSBD has filed an application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Breakthrough Device Designation.

The purpose of the application for the FDA Devices Breakthrough Program is to provide LSBD with an expedited path toward regulatory approval for its non-invasive, real-time Saliva Glucose test.

GBS is the licensee from LSBD for the Biosensor Platform for the Asia Pacific (APAC) Region. GBS also owns 50% of BiosensX (North America) Inc. which is the licensee for the North American Region. The Biosensor Platform includes the Rapid Saliva Glucose Tests and a suite of 150 potential different diagnostic point-of-care tests. The Biosensor is a small organic thin-film transistor diagnostic test, developed at Newcastle University, with the objective to enable accurate salivary glucose measurement in real-time at point-of-care.

“We believe that this technology will fill an important and urgent gap in improving the outcomes of the millions of people living with diabetes around the world. This gap is more evident in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic as poor diabetes control increases morbidity and mortality from the infection,” Interim GBS CEO and Chairman of the Board, Dr. Steven Boyages said.

The FDA’s Breakthrough Devices Program allows expedited approval for medical devices and products that provide more effective treatment or diagnosis for life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases or conditions, like diabetes. The Purpose of the Program is to provide patients and health care providers with timely access to these medical devices by speeding up their development, assessment, and review.

About GBS Inc.

GBS Inc. is a life sciences company developing non-invasive, real-time monitoring and diagnostic tests for patients and their primary health practitioners. With the world-first Biosensor Platform, GBS Inc. is developing and launching diagnostic tests urgently needed to help people living with diabetes.

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For more information, please contact:

Investor Contact:
Tim McCarthy – Managing Director
LifeSci Advisors, LLC

Company Contact:
Spiro Sakiris – Chief Financial Officer
GBS, Inc.

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