Akers Biosciences’ UK Distributor Secures New Channel for Rapid Alcohol Breathalyzer

19:00 EST 13 Nov 2017 | Globe Newswire

Distributor Accutest Now Selling Through Today’s Group

THOROFARE, N.J, Nov. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) (AIM: AKR.L), (“Akers Bio” or the "Company"), a developer of rapid health information technologies, announces that Accutest Solutions (“Accutest”), a distributor of Akers Bio’s BreathScan® Alcohol Detector in the UK, has secured a major new channel partner for sales of the product under Accutest’s own label.

Akers Bio’s BreathScan® Alcohol Detector is a proprietary, single-use, non-mechanical device that measures the user’s blood alcohol concentration in approximately 2 minutes, through a simple breath test.

Accutest has informed the Company that it has begun selling the product in the UK under an agreement with Today’s Wholesale Services Group, a subsidiary of Today’s Group, the largest independent buying group of its kind in the UK, which claims to have buying power exceeding £5.7 billion per annum, including the largest network of independent cash and carry wholesalers and delivered wholesalers in the UK.

Sales are expected to scale up as Accutest rolls out its marketing program from an initial group of Today’s Group wholesaler customers to their full and extensive customer list.  

Accutest is positioning the test as a ‘morning after’ test, which enables users to check if they are safe to drive after consuming alcohol the night before, and can be personalized with their customers’ own branding.

“Akers Bio is delighted that Accutest has cemented an agreement with The Today’s Wholesale Services Group,” said John J. Gormally, CEO of Akers Bio. “Today’s Group is the biggest buying group of its kind in the UK and represents a significant revenue opportunity for Akers Bio. Given Today’s Group’s customers’ buying power, we are confident that sales of this product through Accutest will ramp up as they expand their marketing across an extensive network of UK wholesalers,” added Mr. Gormally.

“1 in 8 deaths on UK roads is caused by people drink driving,” said Richard Canfer-Taylor, CEO of Accutest. “Alcohol stays in the blood for longer than many people realise, in many cases making people unsafe to drive the morning after a night out. With the use of Akers Bio’s unique, single-use, disposable breath test technology, Accutest, through its major buying group partner, Today’s Group, is urging business owners to take responsibility for their customers’ and employees’ well-being and offer a simple, inexpensive tool to check if they’re safe to get behind the wheel,” continued Mr. Canfer-Taylor. “We are seeing a strong pipeline of interest developing in the UK,” he added.

About Akers Biosciences, Inc.

Akers Bio develops, manufactures, and supplies rapid screening and testing products designed to deliver quicker and more cost-effective healthcare information to healthcare providers and consumers. The Company has advanced the science of diagnostics while responding to major shifts in healthcare through the development of several proprietary platform technologies. The Company's state-of-the-art rapid diagnostic assays can be performed virtually anywhere in minutes when time is of the essence. The Company has aligned with major healthcare companies and high volume medical product distributors to maximize product offerings, and to be a major worldwide competitor in diagnostics.

Additional information on the Company and its products can be found at Follow us on Twitter @AkersBio.

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Akers Biosciences, Inc.
John J. Gormally, Chief Executive Officer
Raymond F. Akers, Jr. PhD, Executive Chairman and Chief Scientific Director
Tel. +1 856 848 8698

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