Aytu BioScience COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Distribution Partner Apollo Med Innovations Initiates Nationwide Mobile Testing Partnership with Olympus Health and Performance
ENGLEWOOD, CO / ACCESSWIRE / August 19, 2020 / Aytu BioScience, Inc. (NASDAQ:AYTU), a specialty pharmaceutical company (the "Company") focused on commercializing novel products that address significant patient needs announced today that the Company has partnered with Apollo Med Innovations ("Apollo") and Olympus Health and Performance ("Olympus") to launch a nationwide mobile COVID-19 testing initiative for companies. Apollo/Olympus has combined their nationwide network of medical professionals from Apollo with the back office systems and billing platform of Olympus and the Company's licensed COVID-19 IgG/IgM antibody tests to provide companies the ability to offer streamlined, on-demand COVID-19 testing at their location.
Through the relationships between the Company, Apollo, and Olympus, the companies offer employees and related parties the ability to receive COVID-19 testing at convenient locations administered by licensed medical professionals in a compliant healthcare setting. Apollo utilizes ultraviolet light technologies including handheld UVC devices, wall units and robotics for large spaces to sterilize each location to ensure as safe an environment as possible while using the clinically validated antibody tests marketed by Aytu along with PCR testing for those showing positive COVID-19 antibodies and/or COVID-19 symptoms.
Josh Disbrow, Chief Executive Officer of Aytu BioScience, commented, "We are proud to support the combined efforts of Apollo and Olympus in bringing COVID-19 tests to a wide range of companies and communities around the country. This mobile testing initiative is providing companies with a safe solution to the return-to-work challenge that is impacting virtually every company and community. We look forward to working with the Apollo and Olympus teams to broaden their reach and meet the testing needs of companies and their employees."
"Providing a safe environment for employees, customers and guests is both socially responsible and good for business," said Randy Wright, CEO, Apollo Med Innovations. "Leveraging the strength of our network of medical professionals with the back office expertise of Olympus and Aytu's tests offers companies a viable solution to one of the more vexing challenges of our professional lives. Companies seeking to initiate a mobile testing program are encouraged to visit our website www.apollomedinnovations.com or to contact Apollo directly at 844-698-4782 to learn more."
Lauren Lightenfield, CEO, Olympus Health and Performance, said, "Olympus developed its back office system and billing platform for individuals seeking effective and reliable testing in the Salt Lake City area. By partnering with Apollo we are now able to expand our efforts and offer these critical services to as many people as possible around the country."
About Aytu BioScience, Inc.
Aytu BioScience is a commercial-stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on commercializing novel products that address significant patient needs. The company currently markets a portfolio of prescription products addressing large primary care and pediatric markets. The primary care portfolio includes (i) Natesto®, the only FDA-approved nasal formulation of testosterone for men with hypogonadism (low testosterone, or "Low T"), (ii) ZolpiMist™, the only FDA-approved oral spray prescription sleep aid, and (iii) Tuzistra® XR, the only FDA-approved 12-hour codeine-based antitussive syrup. The pediatric portfolio includes (i) AcipHex® Sprinkle™, a granule formulation of rabeprazole sodium, a commonly prescribed proton pump inhibitor; (ii) Cefaclor, a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic suspension; (iii) Karbinal® ER, an extended-release carbinoxamine (antihistamine) suspension indicated to treat numerous allergic conditions; and (iv) Poly-Vi-Flor® and Tri-Vi-Flor®, two complementary prescription fluoride-based supplement product lines containing combinations of fluoride and vitamins in various for infants and children with fluoride deficiency. Aytu also distributes a COVID-19 IgG/IgM rapid test. This coronavirus test is a solid phase immunochromatographic assay used in the rapid, qualitative and differential detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in human whole blood, serum or plasma.
Aytu also operates a subsidiary focused on consumer health, Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Innovus"), a specialty pharmaceutical company commercializing, licensing and developing safe and effective consumer healthcare products designed to improve men's and women's health and vitality. Innovus commercializes over thirty-five consumer health products competing in large healthcare categories including diabetes, men's health, sexual wellness and respiratory health. The Innovus product portfolio is commercialized through direct-to-consumer marketing channels utilizing the company's proprietary Beyond Human® marketing and sales platform.
Aytu's strategy is to continue building its portfolio of revenue-generating Rx and consumer health products, leveraging its focused commercial team and expertise to build leading brands within large therapeutic markets. For more information visit aytubio.com and visit innovuspharma.com to learn about the company's consumer healthcare products.
About Apollo Med Innovations, Inc.
Apollo Med Innovations, Inc. is a leading distributor of cutting edge aesthetic products to the medical spa and aesthetic industries. Apollo was founded to support physicians in choosing the right aesthetic products, services and devices to meet a patient's needs and to add new revenue streams to their practice. During this COVID crisis, Apollo has added COVID-19 rapid diagnostic testing with mobile clinical support and UVC sanitization lighting to its robust line-up of products and services. Our mission is to provide our customers with world-class products coupled with world-class training led by its esteemed Doctor Advisory Council and superior customer support. Apollo follows that support with a dedicated practice management team, unparalleled warranties and marketing support through their partnership with Social Strategy1. For more information on Apollo Med Innovations, please visit the company website at www.apollomedinnovations.com.
About Olympus Health and Performance
Olympus Health & Performance is a mobile health company that provides services to help clients' look and feel their best. From COVID testing to IV therapy to aesthetic procedures like Botox and fillers, we help clients maintain their healthy lives.
Our research-driven remedies take about an hour from the comfort of your own home, office, or resort and we primarily service the Salt Lake City and Park City areas. To learn more about Olympus, visit our website at www.olympusivtherapy.com.
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