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Mainz Biomed Processes First Patients from Colorectal Cancer Screening Campaign Through its Corporate Health Portal in Partnership with Zöeller-Kipper

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Mainz Biomed NV (NASDAQ:MYNZ) (“Mainz Biomed” or the “Company”), a molecular genetics diagnostic company specializing in the early detection of cancer, announced today initial results from its colorectal cancer (CRC) screening campaign through its BGM (“betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement”) partnership with Zöeller-Kipper GmbH, part of the Zöeller group with more than 2,500 employees. In April 2023, Zöeller-Kipper selected ColoAlert®, Mainz Biomed’s highly efficacious and easy-to-use screening test for CRC, for its corporate health program.

“We are incredibly pleased with these early results, as outcomes like these indicate what the future holds when patients have increased access to easy, convenient and affordable screening,” said Guido Baechler, Chief Executive Officer of Mainz Biomed. “As we expand the reach of ColoAlert, I am thankful for the dedication of our team members and partners, like Zöeller-Kipper, for spreading the importance of early detection screening as CRC is the second most lethal cancer nationally, with almost 73,000 new cases diagnosed each year in Germany.”

Using Mainz Biomed’s online portal, Zöeller-Kipper employees registered to be mailed the ColoAlert test. Once the sample was received and processed, confidential test results were sent back to the employee through the portal, along with an explanation of the results. If an employee had approved for a physician to be notified of test results, then the doctor could directly follow-up with the patient. As part of its commitment to the BGM program, Mainz Biomed provided education to employees and physicians on CRC and recommendations for next steps.

“Mainz Biomed made it easy for us to quickly implement ColoAlert as one of our BGM options,” said Irina Riffel, Head of HR of Zöeller-Kipper. “Our employees are able to readily access the patient portal, request a kit and securely receive their results within five days. Their feedback about the process is positive and we are pleased to offer them this test, as early CRC detection and diagnosis can lead to better treatment options and improved outcomes. Ensuring the health and well-being of our employees is paramount.”

“We would like to thank Zöeller-Kipper for this successful collaboration and their dedication to give their employees access to state-of-the-art CRC screening with ColoAlert,” added Mr. Baechler. “We look forward to participating in more programs like this with other companies throughout Germany and Europe.”

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