Update on Business and PURE’s SDC-Based Antimicrobial Food Safety Solutions
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (October 28, 2022) – PURE Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: PURE) (“PURE,” the “Company” or “we”), creator of the patented non-toxic silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, today reported financial results for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2022.
Summary of Results – Year-End Operations
John Kasperski, Vice President of Sales, immediately began building a seasoned sales team after joining PURE to execute PURE’s sales plan. PURE’s sales team is now made up of three street sales executives, a Midwest regional manager, and two assistant vice presidents of corporate accounts. Additionally, as part of the sales plan, a premier Customer Resource Management (CRM) software license was purchased and implemented to allow the daily tracking of sales activity and related transactions.
Under John’s direction, PURE has implemented a two-team sales approach to support our existing food safety clients and our new street sales team assigned to janitorial and sanitation accounts. Both teams have sales quotas and are expected to develop new business. Our street sales team has a combined total of over 25 years of experience in selling cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants. Their focus will be on food preparation, food service, long-term care facilities, schools, and day care centers. Having previously relied on distributors to make breakthroughs in these segments, PURE is seizing an opportunity to secure more of the janitorial and sanitation market share with its own in-house sales team.
Dr. Zhinong Yan, Executive Vice President of Science and Business Development, has been active in supporting PURE’s corporate account efforts with his contacts in the industry. He also led the Company’s efforts at the Food Science Association, one of the leading groups of the International Association of Food Protection. Additionally, Dr. Yan is slated to chair two sessions at the 2023 China International Food Safety and Quality Conference.
Tom Y. Lee, Chief Executive Officer, said, “The hiring of a technical sales team with proven experience has been accomplished in the Midwest region of the country. We will continue to expand regionally, as we expect increased revenue to emerge over the next two quarters as we ramp up sales efforts in food service, education, and long-term care segments. In addition, I’m pleased with the number of quality new distributors and end users that have committed to our unique SDC solution during the recent fiscal year,” concluded Lee.
About PURE Bioscience, Inc.
PURE is focused on developing and commercializing our proprietary antimicrobial products primarily in the food safety arena. We provide solutions to combat the health and environmental challenges of pathogen and hygienic control. Our technology platform is based on patented, stabilized ionic silver, and our initial products contain silver dihydrogen citrate, better known as SDC. This is a broad-spectrum, non-toxic antimicrobial agent, and formulates well with other compounds. As a platform technology, SDC is distinguished from existing products in the marketplace because of its superior efficacy, reduced toxicity and mitigation of bacterial resistance. PURE is headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, California (San Bernardino metropolitan area). Additional information on PURE is available at www.purebio.com.
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Mark Elliott, VP Finance
PURE Bioscience, Inc.
Phone: 619-596-8600 ext.: 116