February 7, 2006 — /PRIMEZONE/ — TAMPA, Fla. — Identica Holdings Corporation announces the release of its new Vascular Pattern Recognition (VPR) biometric scanner treated with Antimicrobial Silver. The treatment is used by manufacturers of medical devices and Wound and Burn dressings to combat Biofilm. Biofilms are composed of populations or communities of microorganisms adhering to environmental surfaces. Biofilms may be found on essentially any environmental surface in which sufficient moisture is present. Their development is most rapid in flowing systems where adequate nutrients are available. Biofilm is the major contributing factor to infections in patients.
Antimicrobial Silver, in its positively charged ionic form, attacks microorganisms by simultaneously targeting multiple sites within the cell, resulting in the destruction of microorganisms.
“This is a significant development for users of our biometric devices,” said Terry Wheeler, President of Identica Holdings Corporation. “For hygienic reasons, users are concerned about touching other biometric scanners. The Antimicrobial Silver treatment has been applied to all external components of the VPR scanner and was independently tested by FITI Testing and Research Institute in Seoul Korea and found to kill 99.9% of biofilm within 24 hours.”
“Techsphere began their research and development on the use of antimicrobial silver 18 months ago because users want a hygienic biometric device,” said Alex Choi, President and Chairman of Techsphere Co., Ltd. “We initially intended to provide the silver treated scanner as an option but are very pleased to announce that Identica is providing this as a standard feature for all VPR biometric scanners it supplies to the market.
About Identica Holdings Corporation
Identica is a manufacturer and markets its next-generation biometric security solutions through its wholly owned subsidiaries to industry channel partners. Identica partners with Techsphere of Korea to supply the Hand Vascular Pattern Recognition biometric technology both with and without smart card integration. This technology, unlike other biometric products, offers superior performance by eliminating degradation typically found with other solutions as a result of dryness, scars and contamination of the hand. Identica’s products and services have been designed to eliminate the threat of security breaches by protecting companies against unauthorized access and fraudulent activities. The identity security solutions offered by Identica are exclusively available through Identica resellers in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Caribbean Islands. Pursuant to an investment received from eRoomSystem Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ERMS) earlier this year, eRoom is the beneficial owner of 16% of the issued and outstanding common stock of Identica, on a fully-diluted basis. Simultaneous with the eRoom investment, an investment group purchased common stock representing 24% of the issued and outstanding common stock of Identica, on a fully-diluted basis.
You can visit Identica at http://www.identicacorp.com.
Identica Holdings Corporation
Terry Wheeler, President
(416) 640-0681 ext. 305