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REDWOOD CITY, Calif, October 18, 2016 – Biotricity inc. (OTC.QB: BTCY), a healthcare technology company dedicated to delivering innovative, medically relevant biometric remote monitoring solutions, has received a 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a key component of its solution. This clearance is another watershed moment in the company’s quest to market its remote cardiac monitoring solution comprised of the Bioflux software and device. By developing medical remote monitoring solutions that help prevent and manage chronic diseases, Biotricity seeks to revolutionize the health industry by bridging the gap in chronic care management.

Waqaas Al-Siddiq, Founder and CEO of Biotricity said, “Achieving an FDA clearance validates the capability of Biotricity to meet its vision of developing a series of clinically accurate medical devices that are applicable in both medical and home-based settings. Receiving a 510(k) clearance is a significant accomplishment towards our goal of enabling physicians to remotely monitor and diagnose patients with cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. More importantly, it is yet another step to making this vision a reality.”

Biotricity’s mission is to develop multiple solutions for a variety of chronic illnesses by designing monitoring devices paired with chronic care management tools. Upon commercial availability, the device will be used by physicians and hospitals in the diagnostic process and then by patients for long-term care management. This is particularly important because traditional healthcare diagnostic solutions are generally restricted to the physician’s office or inside of the hospital. Biotricity’s focus is to develop solutions that improve patient compliance, and empowers the individual to take better care of their health in order to facilitate chronic disease management for long-term care.

In an address at the American Medical Association’s (AMA) annual meeting, CEO James Madara, MD, discussed the great advances in wearable technology as “remarkable tools.” But his thoughts on consumer wearables were harsh. “Appearing in disguise among these positive products are other digital so-called advancements that don’t have an appropriate evidence base (unregulated), or just don’t work well. They confuse patients, impede care, and waste our (physicians’) time.” He went on to call unregulated wearables “digital snake oil” and “quackery.”

“While wrist-worn fitness devices are incredibly popular and valuable for the fitness and lifestyle markets, they are not applicable for chronic patients. The reality is they are not cleared by the FDA nor are they capable of reliably measuring heart rates according to studies,” said Al-Siddiq. “Unlike these light weight lifestyle/fitness devices, we aim to impact the healthcare by targeting at-risk patients and to do that you need medically relevant devices.”

About Biotricity Inc.

Biotricity is a modern medical technology company focused on delivering innovative, remote biometric monitoring solutions to the medical and consumer markets, including diagnostic and post-diagnostic solutions for chronic conditions and lifestyle improvement. Biotricity’s R&D continues to focus on the preventative healthcare market, with a vision of putting health management into the hands of the individual. The company aims to support the self-management of critical and chronic conditions with the use of innovative solutions to ease the growing burden on the healthcare system. To learn more, visit or follow on Twitter: @biotricity_inc Facebook or LinkedIn

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