Diagnos $ADK #DGNOF Signs Memorandum of Understanding with #Essilor International

Diagnos Inc. (“DIAGNOS” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: ADK) (OTCQB: DGNOF) (FRA: 4D4A), a leader in early detection of critical health issues, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Instruments division of Essilor International, a subsidiary of EssilorLuxottica. Essilor International is the world’s leading ophthalmic optics company. Essilor designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of lenses and diagnostic ophthalmic instruments.

 The MoU is non-binding and forms the basis of a potential distribution agreement with Essilor International for DIAGNOS’ CARA platform for the AI-enhanced analysis of wide-field retinal images, as well as of certain specified future developments of the CARA platform for a variety of applications.

 DIAGNOS has under development multiple new applications involving AI-enhanced retinal imaging to address a growing need for general purpose pathology identification. In addition to localized retinal pathology, such as macular degeneration and glaucoma, certain retinal pathologies are also known indicators of various systemic disorders, including cardiovascular and diabetic diseases. On July 20th 2021, DIAGNOS announced a clinical trial with CommonSpirit Health Research Institute in the USA for the early detection of stroke through the inspection and analysis of the retina.

 “DIAGNOS is focused on its commercialization strategy and pursuing opportunities with potential partners. We are very pleased that our AI-based technology has attracted the attention of global eyecare sector leaders such as Essilor International and we are looking forward to our discussions with respect to a mutually beneficial potential worldwide distribution agreement. At the same time, DIAGNOS continues to invest in Research and Development, furthering the creation of our intellectual property by partnering with Quebec government programs and local university (École de Technologie Supérieure) to ensure that we stay ahead of our competition worldwide,” said Mr. André Larente, President of DIAGNOS

Diagnos $ADK $DGNOF Initiates a Clinical Trial Study in the USA for Early Detection and Prevention of Stroke Using it new Application CARA-STROKE

Diagnos Inc. (TSX Venture: ADK) (OTCQB: DGNOF), a leader in early detection of critical health issues, announces today the initiation of a clinical trial study with CommonSpirit Health Research Institute, Chattanooga Center for Neurologic Research LLC and conducted at the CommonSpirit Hospital in Chattanooga, to confirm early Proof-of-Concept results that showed a strong potential in the early detection of stroke through the inspection and analysis of the retina.

The clinical trial will be carried out under the direction of Thomas G Devlin M.D., PhD. The IRB study has been approved by an Institutional Review Board (“IRB”) in compliance with all applicable regulations in the USA.

“DIAGNOS will be providing the necessary hardware and technical support during the first phase of the clinical trial. DIAGNOS will have access to all the results tests performed on patients who are admitted to the hospital following a stroke and who meet the study’s inclusion criteria. The tests performed on these patients will include taking images of the retina using DIAGNOS’ CARA-ST technology. The analysis of the retina by our AI application will be done immediately and all medical staff in the clinical trial will have access to it through our FDA-approved Tele-Medicine platform. The initial goal of the first phase of the study is to demonstrate that the results using CARA-ST correlate with the results of the other clinical results. If successful, the second phase would start shortly thereafter and will be screening over 1,000 patients at the same facility and also a new facility in Canada.

DIAGNOS is seeking to demonstrate that CARA-ST will be able to predict the early signs of the condition leading to stroke, based on the micro circulation analysis of the retina image of the patient.

As per CDC-The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke causes 1 out of every 20 deaths, the management of stroke represents a cost of around USD 34 billion per year in the United States. Hence, early diagnosis and treatment to prevent deaths from stroke is a time sensitive necessity.

According to the World Health Organization, 15 million people suffer a stroke worldwide each year. Of these, 5 million die and another 5 million are permanently disabled. High blood pressure contributes to more than 85% of strokes worldwideEurope averages approximately 650,000 stroke related deaths each year.

“According to new reports published by Worldwide Research Institutes, the worldwide market size for Stroke Management will hit over $66 Billion dollars by 2023. DIAGNOS intends to be part of the solution by making available an affordable predictive test to the general public’’ said Mr. André Larente, President of DIAGNOS.

“At DIAGNOS we have continued to invest in Research and Development, furthering the creation of our intellectual property by partnering with Quebec government programs and local university (École de Technologie Supérieure) to ensure we stay ahead of our competition worldwide. This year our new stroke management application will be field tested in multiple countries. For our investors this ground-breaking test comes at an ideal time in terms of shareholder value creation as the combination of both CARA-DR and CARA-ST tools will be transformational in helping to monitor the health of existing and future patients with cardiovascular disease,” said Mr. Andre Larente, President of DIAGNOS.

About CommonSpirit

CommonSpirit Health is a non for profit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health initiatives and Dignity Health. With a team of approximately 125,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. CommonSpirit Health operates 137 hospitals and more than 1,000 care sites across 21 states. In FY2020, Catholic Health initiatives and Dignity Health had combined revenues of nearly $29.6 billion and provided $4.6 billion in charity care, community benefit and unreimbursed government programs.

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Diagnos Inc. $ADK and the 3rd Largest #Optical Retailer in Costa Rica Piloting CARA and its #Telemedicine #Technology

Diagnos Inc. $ADK and the 3rd Largest #optical Retailer in Costa Rica Piloting CARA and its #telemedicine #technology

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Diagnos Inc. (“DIAGNOS” or the “Corporation”) (TSX Venture: ADK) (OTCQB: DGNOF), a leader in early detection of critical health issues through the use of its FLAIRE platform based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), announces today the signing of a contract with Óptica Central, the third largest optical chain store in Costa Rica for implementation of CARA across Costa Rica.

“Óptica Central, in collaboration with Aselcom, DIAGNOS’ distributor, are pleased to start screening the population across our optical stores by providing DIAGNOS’ proven AI solution for early detection of eye illnesses, such as Diabetic Retinopathy, as well as preventing blindness caused by diabetes.   There is no doubt that DIAGNOS’ experience in Costa Rica, and in other Latin American countries, has been at the forefront in proving its service with their remarkable technology,” said Mr. Jefrey Salas, CEO of Óptica Central.

“At DIAGNOS we have made our mark in different parts of the world, in collaboration with our partners and different stakeholders, where our AI technology and experience for serving patients has set the standard. We know that Diabetic Retinopathy has become the main cause of blindness worldwide occurring in patients aged 20-64 years. Costa Rica is no different from other countries, with almost 15% of its population over 20 having diabetes, with less than 11% diagnosed. At least 35% have been identified with Diabetic Retinopathy within the diabetic population and 10% are in jeopardy of having severe retinopathy that will affect their vision. Our technology is helping now, through Óptica Central, to fill this gap,” said Mr. Andre Larente, President of DIAGNOS.

About Óptica Central
Founded in July 1983, Óptica Central, located in Alajuela, has become a pioneer in the visual health service offering optics and optometry services. Since its inception, it has been contributing to the visual health of the population with affordable prices and a variety of products such as: Specialties Medical Center, 8 Service Centers / Opticians in the metropolitan area, with more than 40 stores located in national territory of Costa Rica.

About DIAGNOS
DIAGNOS is a publicly traded Canadian corporation dedicated to early detection of critical health problems based of its FLAIRE Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform. FLAIRE allows for quick modifying and developing of applications such as CARA (Computer Assisted Retina Analysis). CARA’s AI-based image enhancement algorithms provide sharper, clearer and easier-to-analyze retinal images. CARA is a cost-effective tool for real-time screening of large volumes of patients. CARA has been cleared for commercialization by the following regulators: Health Canada, the FDA (USA), CE (Europe), COFEPRIS (Mexico) and Saudi FDA (Saudi Arabia).

Additional information is available at www.diagnos.com and www.sedar.com

This news release contains forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in these statements. DIAGNOS disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. André Larente, President
DIAGNOS Inc.
Tel: 450-678-8882 ext. 224