SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wellness Center USA, Inc. (OTCQB:WCUI), a Schaumburg, IL -alternative healthcare, medical device solutions and online nutraceutical sales company, today announced that wholly-owned subsidiary Psoria-Shield's flagship product Psoria-Light® has been granted full patent status from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for one of several patent applications, 8,481,982. The patent can be viewed at:
"The importance of Psoria-Light's novel safety controls, which detect patient skin before allowing dosing, was recognized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) as being a unique new teaching in the medical field," stated Scot Johnson, CEO and founder of Psoria Shield.
Psoria-Light emits only pure monochromatic UVA and narrow-band UVB light from breakthrough deep UV LED arrangements. The device's other patent pending LED emitter technology doesn't heat the skin and doesn't carry any of the laser-specific safety concerns associated with excimer lasers.
"The creativity behind medical designs often goes un-noticed. When companies do file for patent protection, applications are often either abandoned or never make it past the first few rounds of review by the PTO. Recognition of improvements in the medical device field by the PTO drives not only sales and shareholder value for those protected products, but also spurs the best of those design teams to do more in their future work. Wellness Center USA's team will continue to push the limits in their designs, and are committed to obtaining the protection and recognition afforded by the PTO," added Johnson.
"As previously announced, we are developing technologies with our sister company, CNS Wellness Inc. (CNS), which has achieved significant advancements in the field of non-pharmaceutical mental health therapy. The collaboration between Psoria-Shield, having substantial medical device design, regulatory and manufacturing experience, together with CNS and their associates, represents enormous intellectual property and treatment potentials for the world," continued Johnson.
Wellness Center's two revolutionary technologies have been the fortunate beneficiaries of coverage from the mass market media (television, newspaper, industry trade journals, etc.). Recently, Psoria Light was featured by ABC News; camera crews showed up at Dr. Seth Forman's practice in Tampa, FL - to film him treating an eight year old patient suffering from Psoriasis (rosy red patches on her cheeks) using the Psoria-Light® device. Dr. Forman, one of the nation's most prominent Dermatologists recently featured on nationally broadcast "The Doctors" (CBS), commented "We're actually finding we're delivering the most therapeutic wavelength and not delivering non-therapeutic and therefore unnecessary and potentially harmful (light)."
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"We are proud of our patent achievement, as it recognizes our breakthrough technology and reflects the ability of our superb design team and the hard work that goes into our products. At Wellness Center USA Inc., we continue to plan for the company's future, working towards the successful development and release of our newer products and services," added Mr. Andrew J. Kandalepas, CEO and Chairman of Wellness Center USA Inc.
Psoria-Shield sales are continually expanding domestically, and are now represented in several states across the nation by veteran dermatological sales specialists. Psoria-Light is FDA-cleared, CE marked, and manufactured in Tampa, FL under an ISO 13485 quality management system.
About Wellness Center USA, Inc.
Wellness Center USA, Inc. http://wellnesscenterusa.com/ was created to address important healthcare and wellness needs; through break-through solutions, centered on the "well-being of the body and mind". Wellness Center USA, Inc.'s three business units are:
CNS-Wellness (www.cns-wellness.com) is a Tampa FL based cognitive science clinic business, specializing in the treatment of behavioral health disorders in at least three focus areas: a) stress related disorders including anxiety and panic attacks, depression, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, b) developmental and learning disorders such as autistic spectrum issues and Asperser's syndrome, AD/HD, learning differences and birth trauma-related issues, and c) purely brain-based issues including epilepsy and seizure disorders, traumatic brain injuries, and related acquired brain syndromes. CNS-Wellness LLC, was acquired by Wellness Center USA Inc. ("WCUI") in August 2012, and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary.
Psoria-Shield Inc. (www.psoria-shield.com) is a Tampa FL based company specializing in design, manufacturing, and distribution of medical devices to domestic and international markets. PSI employs full-time engineering, production, sales staff, and manufactures within an ISO 13485 certified quality system. PSI's flagship product, Psoria-Light®, is FDA-cleared and CE marked and delivers targeted UV phototherapy for the treatment of certain skin disorders. Psoria-Shield Inc., was acquired by Wellness Center USA Inc. ("WCUI") in August 2012, and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary.
AminoFactory (www.aminofactory.com), a division of Wellness Center USA, Inc., is an online supplement store that markets and sells a wide range of high-quality nutritional vitamins and supplements. By utilizing AminoFactory's online catalog, bodybuilders, athletes, and health conscious consumers can choose and purchase the highest quality nutritional products from a wide array of offerings in just a few clicks.
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CONTACT: At Wellness Center USA, Inc. Tel: (847) 925-1885 www.wellnescenterusa.com At Psoria-Shield Inc. Tel: (866) 725-0969 www.psoria-shield.com Investor Relations Contact: Arthur Douglas & Associates, Inc. Arthur Batson Phone: 407-478-1120 www.arthurdouglasinc.comSource:Wellness Center USA, Inc.