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Datametrex 1copy(TM) COVID-19 qPCR Multi Kit Detects the Omicron Variant

By: Newsfile

Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - December 9, 2021) - Datametrex AI Limited (TSXV: DM) (FSE: D4G) (OTCQB: DTMXF) (the "Company" or "Datametrex") is pleased to announce that the 1copy™ COVID-19 qPCR Multi Kit ("qPCR kit") which the Company has the rights to sell can detect the Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant.

The Omicron mutations do not affect the performance of the qPCR kit. COVID-19 testing and early detection and vaccines continue to offer protection against hospitalization and death and continue to play a critical role in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The company continues to work with our suppliers to provide a reliable and safe product that our consumers can rely on. With the new mutations of the COVID-19 virus being discovered worldwide including the new highly contagious Omicron variant, management feels that persistent COVID-19 testing will be necessary for the near future as part of the answer to keep people secure and healthy," said Andrew Ryu, Chairman of the Company.

Also, the qPCR kit can detect COVID-19 regardless of the existence of SARS-CoV-2 variants and include the following variants:

  • UK variant (Alpha B.1.17)

  • South Africa variant (Beta P.1.351)

  • Brazil variant (Gamma P.1)

  • India variant (Delta B.1.617.2)

  • Columbia variant ( Mu B.1.621)

The qPCR kit is a nucleic test kit providing results in less than two hours and is a qualitative in vitro diagnostic ("IVD") device test for simultaneous detection of RdRp, N, and E genes of SARS-CoV-2 via a nasopharyngeal swab and oropharyngeal swab. The kits are manufactured by 1drop Inc. ("1drop") in South Korea.

About 1drop Inc.

1drop is located in Jungwon-gu, South Korea, and was incorporated in 2017 following a technology spin-off from Samsung Electronic's C-Lab program. Samsung Electronic's C-Lab, located in South Korea is an internal incubation program that first started in 2012 to help inspire a more creative company culture. 1drop already had more than five products approved in Europe in the past 18 months under the CE certification.

For more information please consult the website at: 1drop

The Company's ability to fulfill any purchase order for COVID-19 test kits is subject to the availability of inventory at the time of order. Due to the extraordinarily high demand for the COVID-19 test, there is volatility in the supply chain and available supply may fluctuate on a daily basis.

About Datametrex

Datametrex AI Limited is a technology-focused company with exposure to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Nexalogy ( Datametrex's mission is to provide tools that support companies in fulfilling their operational goals, including Health and Safety, with predictive and preventive technologies. By working with companies to set a new standard of protocols through Artificial Intelligence and health diagnostics, Company provides progressive solutions to support the supply chain.

For additional information on Datametrex and other corporate information, please visit the Company's website at

For further information, please contact:

Marshall Gunter - CEO
Phone: (514) 295-2300

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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