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19 Dec 2022

Gemina announces collaboration on next-generation biosensors



December 19th 2022, Vancouver, British Columbia:

Gemina Laboratories Ltd. (CSE: GLAB) (FRA:8I7) (the “Company” or “Gemina”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a collaborative research partnership focused on the development of wearable biosensors with Dr. Amanda Clifford at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Clifford is a researcher and Assistant Professor at the UBC Department of Materials Engineering. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree and Ph.D. from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at McMaster University. Dr. Clifford’s expertise and current research focuses on the development of advanced materials for wearable healthcare monitoring and functional biointerfaces.

This collaboration will explore combining Gemina’s promising biorecognition technology with Dr. Clifford’s novel functional materials to enable portable, wearable, non-invasive, and continuous physiological monitoring. The goal of this initial research project is to conduct an initial proof of concept study, to validate that the two technologies can be successfully integrated. It is a programme of work that lays the foundations for new types of diagnostic devices, including miniaturized, flexible, electronic devices that can be worn in the mouth for continuous saliva-based testing and reporting.

“Gemina’s proprietary chemistry has consistently proven to be a highly effective and dynamic platform that allows for the development of best in class diagnostics for both medical and personal wellness point of care applications,” stated Gemina CTO Robert Greene. “Our vision for highly functionalized, next generation biosensing is shared by Dr. Clifford. Her scientific acumen and current research program are a perfect match with our chemistry, and I am extremely excited to see what we can accomplish together over the next year.”

Brian Firth, Gemina CEO commented, “The Gemina team is really pleased to be working with such an exciting scientist at the outset of her career. Dr. Clifford is doing inspiring work creating next generation architectures of sensing applications for human health and wellbeing. This collaboration is a clear indication of the powerful potential of transformative chemistry, coupled with exciting new biosensing devices.”

Dr. Clifford added, “As a research scientist, my goal is to be able to translate new scientific breakthroughs into real world applications that help solve real problems. One of the great strengths of Gemina’s chemistry is that it can quickly and flexibly generate new prototype applications, which is a natural fit with my highly translational research program. I am really looking forward to seeing the first results of this work early in 2023.”

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

John Davies

Chairman Gemina Laboratories Ltd.

About Gemina Laboratories Ltd.

Gemina Labs is a biosensor and diagnostic company with a transformative, patented, proprietary chemistry that powers next-generation testing platforms for a wide range of pathogens that affect human health and wellness. Our technology drives testing platforms that are fast, affordable and accurate, and easily self-administered. Our development pipeline includes platforms for the rapid testing of COVID-19, influenza and other viruses. Additional information on the Company can be found at

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