Kane Biotech Appoints Mark Nawacki to the Board of Directors
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/08/14 -- Kane Biotech Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KNE), a biotechnology company developing and commercializing products that prevent and remove microbial biofilms announces today the appointment of Mark Nawacki to its board of directors. Mark will be replacing Richard Cherney who is retiring from the board.
Mr. Nawacki served as Executive Vice President, Business and Corporate Development of Paladin until September 2014. Mark joined Paladin in 2003 and was responsible for all business, corporate and product development activities. In addition to shaping the therapeutic focus of Paladin's Canadian business, Mark was the architect of Paladin's international expansion and emerging markets strategy. Prior to joining Paladin, he held progressively senior leadership positions at Pharmacia, a global top ten pharmaceutical company that is now part of Pfizer Inc.
Mr. Nawacki holds a BA in International Relations and Russian and East European Studies from the University of Toronto (Trinity), MBA also from the University of Toronto, and is a Canadian-designated CPA. He is an active speaker on the subject of licensing and business development, is a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Licensing Executive Society (USA & Canada) and is a former President and Board Member of the Canadian Healthcare Licensing Association. He also currently sits on the Board of the Montreal Bach Festival.
Mr. Richard Cherney is a co-managing partner of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP and has a varied practice, representing private and public companies, including many operating in the life science field.
"On behalf of the board of directors and the management and staff of Kane Biotech, I am pleased to welcome Mark as a member of our board of directors. We look forward to the insight, guidance and wealth of experience that he will bring to the Company," stated Gord Froehlich, President and CEO of Kane Biotech Inc.
"The board, management and staff would also like to say thank you to Richard Cherney for his valuable time and contribution in helping the Company in its development and business strategy. The Company has developed and recently received approval for a line of companion animal oral care products and has also received Health Canada approval for the Company's first dermatology products for human health," stated Gord Froehlich. "We wish Mr. Cherney all the best in his future endeavours and look forward to continuing our relationship with Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP."
About Kane Biotech Inc.
Kane Biotech is a biotechnology company engaged in the development and commercialization of products that prevent and remove biofilms. Biofilms develop when bacteria and other microorganisms form a protective matrix that acts as a shield against attack. When in a biofilm, bacteria become highly resistant to antibiotics, biocides, disinfectants, high temperatures and host immune responses. This resiliency contributes to human health problems such as recurrent urinary tract infections, medical device associated infections and tooth decay.
Kane Biotech uses patent protected technologies based on molecular mechanisms of biofilm formation/dispersal and methods for finding compounds that inhibit or disrupt biofilms. The Company has evidence that these technologies have potential to significantly improve the ability to prevent and/or destroy biofilms in several medical and industrial applications.
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Released October 8, 2014