Mainz Biomed and Bantleon Partner to Elevate Corporate Health with Second Phase of CRC Screening Program for Employees

Mainz Biomed and Bantleon Partner to Elevate Corporate Health with Second Phase of CRC Screening Program for Employees




Mainz Biomed and Bantleon Partner to Elevate Corporate Health with Second Phase of CRC Screening Program for Employees

Hermann Bantleon GmbH (“Bantleon), Shareholder of German AVIA, will Offer the ColoAlert® At-Home Screening Test to Employees Across All Three of Their German Locations, Namely Ulm, Ulm-Nord, and Crimmitschau, in Q1 2024

BERKELEY, Calif. and MAINZ, Germany, Dec. 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mainz Biomed N.V. (NASDAQ:MYNZ) (“Mainz Biomed” or the “Company”), a molecular genetics diagnostic company specializing in the early detection of cancer, announced today the second phase of its colorectal cancer (CRC) screening campaign through its BGM (“betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement”) partnership with Bantleon, a shareholder of German AVIA and renowned for its high-performance lubricants and service solutions. Bantleon selected ColoAlert®, Mainz Biomed’s highly efficacious and easy-to-use screening test for CRC, for its corporate health program (BGM).

This continued BGM initiative follows a successful pilot program and will launch in Q1 2024 in line with CRC awareness month March. Via the Company’s BGM program, Bantleon offers ColoAlert® to its employees across all three sites in Germany – Ulm, Ulm-Nord and Crimmitschau. Bantleon employees are able to register using Mainz Biomed’s online portal and have the ColoAlert® test mailed to them. Once the sample is received and processed, confidential test results are returned to the employee through the portal, along with an explanation of the results. Employees can also approve for their physician to be notified of the test results in which case, their doctor can directly follow-up with them. As part of its commitment to the BGM program, Mainz Biomed provides education to employees and physicians on CRC and recommendations for next steps.

Rainer Janz, Head of Product and Quality Management at Bantleon, expressed enthusiasm about the ongoing collaboration, stating, “At Bantleon, we are committed to prioritizing the health and wellbeing of our employees. The feedback we received from our associates throughout the first phase of our CRC screening campaign was entirely positive. Mainz Biomed made it easy for us to implement the test in our BGM program and not only provided a convenient procedure for all participants but also fast and reliable results. We are looking forward to expanding our collaboration by offering ColoAlert® to our team members in a second CRC screening round.”

Darin Leigh, Chief Commercial Officer at Mainz Biomed, added: “Early detection is key to increasing treatment options as well as survival rates for colorectal cancer patients. Screening at regular intervals is essential to detecting the disease in early stages where it can be successfully treated and dramatically improve patient outcomes. We applaud Bantleon for their highly progressive approach to the wellbeing of their employees and look forward to our continued collaboration as we work to spare more people from the devastating impacts of this disease.”

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About ColoAlert®
ColoAlert®, Mainz Biomed’s flagship product, delivers high sensitivity and specificity in a user-friendly, at-home colorectal cancer (CRC) screening kit. This non-invasive test can be indicative of tumors as determined by analyzing tumor DNA, offering better early detection than fecal occult blood tests (FOBT). Based on PCR-technology, ColoAlert® detects more cases of colorectal cancer than other stool tests and allows for an earlier diagnosis (Dollinger et al., 2018). The product is commercially available in select EU countries through a network of leading independent laboratories, corporate health programs and via direct sales. To receive marketing approval in the US, ColoAlert® will be evaluated in the FDA-registration trial ‘ReconAAsense.’ Once approved in the US, the Company’s commercial strategy is to establish scalable distribution through a collaborative partner program with regional and national laboratory service providers across the country.

About Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer globally, with more than 1.9 million new cases reported in 2020, according to World Cancer Research Fund International. The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that screening with stool DNA tests such as ColoAlert® should be conducted once every three years starting at age 45. Each year in the US, 16.6 million colonoscopies are performed. However, roughly one-third of US residents aged 50-75 have never been screened for colon cancer. This gap in screening represents a $4.0B+ total market opportunity in the US.

About Mainz Biomed N.V.  
Mainz Biomed develops market-ready molecular genetic diagnostic solutions for life-threatening conditions. The Company’s flagship product is ColoAlert®, an accurate, non-invasive and easy-to-use, early-detection diagnostic test for colorectal cancer based on real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction-based (PCR) multiplex detection of molecular-genetic biomarkers in stool samples. ColoAlert® is currently marketed across Europe. The Company is running a pivotal FDA clinical study for US regulatory approval. Mainz Biomed’s product candidate portfolio also includes PancAlert, an early-stage pancreatic cancer screening test. To learn more, visit mainzbiomed.com.   

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