AMARILLO, TX / ACCESSWIRE / April 21, 2021 / Ainos, Inc., f/k/a Amarillo Biosciences, Inc. ("we" or the "Company"), (OTCBB:AMAR), a company engaged in the discovery and development of pharmaceutical and biotech products, announced today that it has consummated the transaction pursuant to that certain Securities Purchase Agreement ("Agreement") dated December 24, 2020 with a strategic investor, Ainos, Inc., a Cayman Islands corporation (the "Investor" or "Ainos KY") focused on advanced technology diagnostic medical devices and artificial intelligence consumer healthcare solutions. Ainos KY develops and manufactures point-of-care testing ("POCT") rapid test kit products that include diagnostics for COVID-19 (SARS CoV2 Antigen Rapid Test), pneumonia, vaginal infection and helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacterial infection. Ainos POCT delivers test results rapidly utilizing biosensors and artificial intelligence algorithms for volatile organic compound (VOC) analysis.
Pursuant to the Agreement, the Company issued 100,000,000 shares of common stock at $0.20 per share to the Investor in exchange for certain patent assignments, increased its authorized common stock to 300,000,000 shares, and changed the Company's name to "Ainos, Inc." The Company's prior directors resigned and seven (7) new directors were elected by our shareholders. In connection with the consummation of the transaction, Mr. Chun-Hsien Tsai was appointed to serve as the Company's Chairman of Board, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer and Mr. Chia-Hsi Chen was appointed to serve as the Company's Chief Operating Officer both effective as of April 15, 2021.
Immediately after the consummation of the transaction including the issuance of the shares to the Investor, the Investor owned approximately 70.39% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of the Company.
"We believe this transaction will help the Company to spearhead innovation in medical diagnostics and accelerate the Company's path to product commercialization. I am grateful to the former Board members including Yasushi Chikagami, Daniel Fisher, Nicholas Moren, Beatrice Liu and Bernard Cohen, former Vice President, for their service and dedication to the Company," said Stephen T. Chen, former Chairman & CEO of the Company.
Commenting on the transaction, Mr. Chun Hsien Tsai, who now serves as Chairman of Board, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, said: "This transaction is an important first and exciting step in further developing the Company's patent assets for diagnostics and testing for persistent human diseases."
About the Investor, Ainos, Inc., a Cayman Island corporation
Ainos, Inc. is a Cayman Islands registered company with offices in Taiwan. The company is a subsidiary of Taiwan Carbon Nano Technology Corporation (TCNT) Group, a pioneer in the advanced material industry, specializing in carbon nanotube and graphene. Ainos KY develops and manufactures biosensors and diagnostic point-of-care testing (POCT) rapid test kits that include diagnostics for COVID-19 (SARS CoV2 Antigen Rapid Test), pneumonia, vaginal infection and helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacterial infection. Ainos POCT delivers test results rapidly. Powered by a market-leading volatile organic compound (VOC) AI algorithm and biosensors manufactured with advanced semiconductor technology, testing with Ainos POCT only requires volatile organic compounds from sources including breath. Ainos POCT offers companion mobile apps, creating new opportunities for telehealth community. The company is also engaged in the integration of existing semiconductor technology and carbon diagnostic technology to establish standardized AI related sensor components-which can be deployed in the fields of biomedicine, IOT (Internet of Things) and Big Data. Ainos KY owns nearly 30 technical inventions patent(s) with various applications in consumer healthcare and medical device products.
About the Company, Ainos, Inc., a Texas Corporation (f/k/a Amarillo Biosciences, Inc.)
Ainos, Inc., a Texas corporation (f/k/a Amarillo Biosciences, Inc.) is a diversified healthcare company engaged in the discovery and development of pharmaceutical and biotech products. Our goal is to introduce novel products that actively stimulate and rejuvenate the human body to combat disease and enhance the ability to heal. Following the closing of acquisition of certain patent assets from Ainos, Inc. is a Cayman Islands registered company, the Company will focus on point-of-care testing rapid test kit products that include diagnostics for COVID-19 (SARS CoV2 Antigen Rapid Test), pneumonia, vaginal infection and helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacterial infection. The Company currently has offices in the United States and Taiwan.
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AINOS, INC. (f/k/a Amarillo Biosciences, Inc.)