Generex Biotechnology Subsidiary Olaregen Therapeutix Signs National Sales & Distribution Agreement With AvKare Medical to Distribute Excellagen® Throughout the VA Hospital System
- AvKare Medical, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), is a leading distributor of healthcare products
- Nationwide distribution and direct sales force to more than 170 VA medical centers and government healthcare facilities
- Excellagen wound conforming gel matrix for wound management available in pre-loaded syringes: 0.5, 0.8, and 3.0 ml
MIRAMAR, Fla., Sept. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (OTCQB:GNBT) is pleased to announce that the company’s subsidiary Olaregen Therapeutix, an emerging regenerative medicine company, has entered into a national sales and distribution agreement with AvKare Inc. to become the sales and distribution partner for Excellagen’s Wound Conforming Matrix in all Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals along with other government medical facilities throughout the United States. AvKare is one of the largest SDVOSB distributors in the U.S. with a direct selling organization calling on more than 170 VA hospitals as well as Department of Defense healthcare facilities. Under the agreement, AvKare will distribute Excellagen to the VA in 0.5 ml, 0.8 ml, and 3.0 ml sizes, providing flexibility to choose the right amount of Excellagen for the size of the wound being managed. The 3 dosing sizes reduce waste and thereby reduce the cost of wound care.
“We are excited to have entered into an agreement with AvKare Medical for the sales and distribution of Excellagen,” said Anthony J. Dolisi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Olaregen and Chief Commercial Officer for Generex. “They bring a high level of expertise in the field of wound care, and with their experience navigating the complex VA healthcare system, we are now positioned to discuss Excellagen with physicians throughout the VA system. Plus, with AvKare’s sales force, Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) and Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) contracts for national distribution of medical and surgical products, we have direct access to all government healthcare facilities throughout the VA and the Department of Defense to bring Excellagen to our veterans as an option for the management of hard-to-heal wounds.
About Generex Biotechnology Corp.
Generex Biotechnology is an integrated healthcare holding company with end-to-end solutions for patient centric care from rapid diagnosis through delivery of personalized therapies. Generex is building a new kind of healthcare company that extends beyond traditional models providing support to physicians in an MSO network, and ongoing relationships with patients to improve the patient experience and access to optimal care.
In addition to advancing a legacy portfolio of immune-oncology assets, medical devices, and diagnostics, the Company is focused on an acquisition strategy of strategic businesses that complement existing assets and provide immediate sources of revenue and working capital. Recent acquisitions include a management services organization, a network of pharmacies, clinical laboratory, and medical device companies with new and approved products.
Our newly formed, wholly-owned subsidiary, NuGenerex Distribution Solutions (NDS), integrates our MSO network with a pharmacy network, clinical diagnostic lab, durable medical equipment company (DME-IQ) and dedicated call center.
About Olaregen Therapeutix
Olaregen Therapeutix, Inc. is a regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of products that fill unmet needs in the current wound care market. Generex aims to provide advanced healing solutions that substantially improve medical outcomes while lowering the overall cost of care. Olaregen's first product introduction, Excellagen (flowable dermal matrix) is a topically applied product for dermal wounds and other indications. Excellagen is a FDA 510K cleared device for a broad array of dermal wounds, including partial and full thickness wounds, pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, chronic vascular ulcers, tunneled/undermined wounds, surgical wounds (donor sites/ grafts, post-Mohs surgery, post-laser surgery, podiatric, wound dehiscence), trauma wounds (abrasions, lacerations, second-degree burns and skin tears) and draining wounds, enabling Olaregen to market Excellagen in multiple vertical markets. Additionally, Excellagen can serve as an Enabling Delivery Platform for pluripotent stem cells, antimicrobial agents, small molecule drugs, DNA-Based Biologics, conditioned cell media and peptides. Olaregen's initial focus will be in advanced wound care including diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), venous leg ulcers and pressure ulcers. Future products focusing on innovative therapies in bone and joint regeneration comprise the current pipeline. Generex's mission is to become a significant force in regenerative medicine and advance the science of healing.
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