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Omega Diagnostics Group PLC

07 April 2022

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("Omega" or the "Company" or the "Group")

Trading Update

Omega (AIM: ODX), the specialist medical diagnostics company focused on industry-leading Health & Nutrition and Global Health (CD4 and COVID-19) products, provides the following trading update for the year ended 31 March 2022.

The Company expects to report a 41% increase in revenues to GBP12.3m (2021: GBP8.7m), with the Health and Nutrition (H&N) division contributing GBP8.6m of revenue (2021: GBP6.8m). Prior year H&N sales are skewed by a large stocking order worth approximately GBP1.2m placed by the Company's largest partner in China to seed the market in 2021. Excluding this stocking order from last year, underlying H&N sales grew by 54%, driven by strong Food Print(R) product sales, up 82%. This division remains one of the key areas of strategic focus, with substantial growth opportunities in both China and the US.

The Global Health division has also seen substantial growth in the period, up 97% to GBP3.8m (2020: GBP1.9m). CD4 revenues increased to GBP1.0m (2021: GBP0.1m), as further progress is made to implement CD4 testing in high HIV prevalence countries and demand from aid agencies and non-governmental organisations continues to grow. O rder intake is running well ahead of available production and the long-term prospects remain undiminished for the roll-out of the VISITECT(R) CD4 Advanced Disease test. Following on from the placing, which shareholders voted against, the Company continues to evaluate the strategic options for its CD4 business.

COVID-19 related revenues contributed GBP2.6m (2020: GBP1.7m), however ongoing COVID income is expected to be minimal. Whilst additional information requested for CE-Mark for self-test for the VISITECT(R) COVID-19 antigen test was submitted prior to the 31 March 2022 deadline, not all of the data requested was available and the Company awaits confirmation from its Notified Body as to whether the available data is sufficient.

The Company remains in dispute with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and has yet to receive a response to the Company's latest correspondence sent on 8 February 2022. At the Company's request, the DHSC is making arrangements to remove the government-funded equipment from the Alva site.

The net cash balance as at 31 March 2022 was GBP1.5m and whilst an overdraft facility of GBP2.0m remains in place and unutilised, the Company continues to actively explore alternative options to generate additional funds.


 Omega Diagnostics Group PLC                                                           www.omegadx.com 
 Jag Grewal, Chief Executive Officer                                                   via Walbrook PR 
 Chris Lea, Chief Financial Officer 
 finnCap Ltd                                                                        Tel: 020 7220 0500 
 Geoff Nash/Edward Whiley/George Dollemore (Corporate 
 Alice Lane/ Charlotte Sutcliffe 
 Walbrook PR Limited                                        Tel: 020 7933 8780 or omega@walbrookpr.com 
 Paul McManus                                                                       Mob: 07980 541 893 
 Lianne Applegarth                                                                  Mob: 07584 391 303 
 Sam Allen                                                                          Mob: 07502 558 258 

About Omega Diagnostics Group PLC

Omega manufactures and distributes high quality in-vitro diagnostic products for use in hospitals, clinics, laboratories and healthcare practitioners in over 70 countries and specialise in the areas of health and nutrition and global health.


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