Akers Biosciences Withdraws FDA 510(k) Submission for PIFA Chlamydia Rapid Assay Pending Further Evaluation

THOROFARE, N.J., May 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) (AIM: AKR.L), (“Akers Bio” or the "Company"), a developer of rapid health information technologies, announces that, upon a recommendation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Company has decided to withdraw its initial 510(k) application for PIFA Chlamydia in order to re-evaluate its options with regards to this product development opportunity.

John J. Gormally, Chief Executive Officer of Akers Bio, commented: “The setback to the desired commercialization timeline for this product is disappointing, however, PIFA Chlamydia continues to be a priority for the Company, and the board believes this course of action will allow the board and management to better evaluate all options.

At the same time, we remain focused on driving sales growth of our currently commercialized products and, in particular, PIFA Heparin/PF4 Rapid Assay, through expanded distribution and a strategic focus on clinical end-users and integrated delivery network customers.”

About Akers Biosciences, Inc.

Akers Bio develops, manufactures, and supplies rapid screening and testing products designed to deliver quicker and more cost-effective healthcare information to healthcare providers and consumers. The Company has advanced the science of diagnostics while responding to major shifts in healthcare through the development of several proprietary platform technologies. The Company's state-of-the-art rapid diagnostic assays can be performed virtually anywhere in minutes when time is of the essence. The Company has aligned with major healthcare companies and high volume medical product distributors to maximize product offerings, and to be a major worldwide competitor in diagnostics.

Additional information on the Company and its products can be found at www.akersbio.com. Follow us on Twitter @AkersBio.

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For more information:

Akers Biosciences, Inc.
John J. Gormally, Chief Executive Officer
Tel. +1 856 848 8698

Vigo Communications (Global Public Relations)
Ben Simons / Fiona Henson
Tel. +44 (0)20 7830 9704
Email: akers@vigocomms.com