Biomerica Announces First Quarter Financial Results

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - October 16, 2008) - Biomerica, Inc. (OTCBB: BMRA), a global provider of advanced diagnostic products for the early detection of medical conditions, today reported diagnostic net sales of $1,194,345 for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 ended August 31, 2008, compared to diagnostic net sales of $1,340,065 for the first quarter of fiscal 2008.

Biomerica announced operating income for the first quarter fiscal 2009 ended August 31, 2008 of $147,258 versus operating income of $214,417 in fiscal 2008. Consolidated net income for the first quarter fiscal 2009 was $140,812, versus consolidated net income of $885,386 in fiscal 2008. Fiscal 2008 results include income of $697,034 on the sale of the Hollister-Stier Laboratories securities Biomerica held for investment.

"We are disappointed with our revenues for this quarter. We missed our revenue goals and are committed to resuming our revenue growth in upcoming fiscal quarters," stated Zackary Irani, Biomerica CEO. "As we achieve milestones in expected new product introductions, we believe that fiscal 2009 will show improvements in our performance."

About Biomerica (OTCBB: BMRA)

Biomerica, Inc. ( is a global medical technology company, based in Newport Beach, CA. The Company manufactures and markets advanced diagnostic products used at home, in hospitals, and in physicians' offices for the early detection of medical conditions and diseases.

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