HALIFAX, Nov. 9 /CNW/ - MedMira Inc., ("MedMira") (TSX Venture: MIR, NASDAQ: MMIRF), a developer and marketer of rapid diagnostic technology and solutions, Andurja AG (Andurja), a Swiss investment company based in Lucerne, Switzerland announced today the completion of a CDN$2 million equity investment from Andurja to MedMira initiated on October 7, 2009. Andurja's owner Mr. Urs Meile is the controlling and majority shareholder of Vitest AG (Vitest), MedMira's business development partner in Europe and Africa.
Under the terms of the deal Andurja acquired 40,000,000 equity units at $0.05 per unit. Each equity unit consists of one common share and one common share purchase warrant. Each full warrant entitles Andurja to purchase one common share of MedMira at $0.06 per share for the first year period while the second and third year are exercisable for one common share at a price of $0.10 per common share. The common shares are subject to a four month hold period that expires on March 4, 2010. With the completion of this transaction, Andurja now owns 19.85% of common shares of MedMira and will take a seat on the Company's Board of Directors.
About Andurja AG/Vitest AG
Andurja AG is a holding company of Vitest AG. Vitest AG is a privately held company based in Wollerau, Switzerland (www.vitest.ch) with a corporate subsidiary in Germany (Vitest GmbH) and South Africa (Vitest Southern Africa Ply). Vitest is the manufacturer/distributor of medical rapid tests and known well for their high quality products. The company provides doctors offices, clinics, private companies, NGOs and government institutions with innovative rapid tests. With the introduction of Vitest HIV to the African and German market, Vitest takes the lead in the latest AIDS prevention movement to reduce the number of new HIV infections in the developed and the developing world, by making better diagnostics more widely available. For more information about Vitest, please contact Nicholas Dellaportas (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of Business Development and Sales, Vitest AG, UK - 33 Thames Point, The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf, London, SW6 2 SX, +44 77111 826550, Fax. +4420 7371 5110.
MedMira is a leading developer and manufacturer of flow-through rapid diagnostics. The company's tests provide hospitals, labs, clinics and individuals with reliable, rapid diagnosis for diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C in just three minutes. The company's tests are sold under the Reveal(R), MiraWell(R), MiraCare(TM) and Multiplo(TM) brands in global markets. MedMira's rapid HIV test is the only one in the world to achieve regulatory approvals in Canada, the United States, China and the European Union. MedMira's corporate offices and manufacturing facilities are located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. For more information visit MedMira's website at www.medmira.com.
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