Glasgow, UK - (NewMediaWire) - February 25, 2019 - Rafina Innovations Inc. ("the Company" (OTCQB: VICA)) is pleased to announce that it has developed a product prototype to assist patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis. Deep Vein Thrombosis (“DVT”) occurs when blood clots form inside veins deep inside the body. In most cases, the clots form inside deep veins of the thigh or lower leg.

Constantinos Zertalis, Rafina’s Chairman, President and CEO, commented: "I am very excited to have this operational prototype ready for the next steps, including discussions with third parties for possible commercialization. Our R&D team, under the leadership of Dr. Hari Elangovan, has tested the current prototype on several subjects with positive feedback. We will take the next steps in our plans to validate the cuff as commercially viable.”

Rafina’s cuff prototype has several advantages. Its inflation/deflation functionality is smooth and increases blood flow as required. Noise levels are extremely low while the cuff is operating, and the cuff has a long battery life due to an innovative pump design (circa 12 hours). The product is lightweight making it very portable and it can be charged using a simple USB cable. 

Mr. Zertalis added, “We believe this innovative prototype can give the Company a significant competitive advantage in the current marketplace as a result of its significantly improved battery life, lightweight design and silent operation.”

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“Rafina’s prototype is a truly portable device that management expects can help to prevent post-operative DVT for moderate to high risk patients,” Zertalis concluded.

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About Rafina Innovations Inc.

Rafina Innovations Inc. operates two fully owned subsidiaries: 1. HCi Viocare Technologies: developing hardware solutions aiming to empower the user by providing on demand information and enhancing living quality. The R&D center located in Glasgow, Scotland, is working on a large portfolio of cutting edge, revolutionary and disruptive technologies in the fields of Digital Health, Prosthetics, Orthotics, Diabetes, Assistive Devices, Sports & Wellbeing, and DVT. The Company has developed a unique sensing technology with the brand name Flexisense™, which uses a multitude of micro sensors to detect pressure as well as shear that is unique over other sensing technologies. The sensors are wirelessly connected to smart devices providing real time and on demand information. HCi Viocare Technologies works on a licensing business model. 2. HCi Viocare Clinics: creating the first cross-border independent chain of Prosthetics & Orthotics (P&O) and Diabetic Foot clinics in Europe.

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