Newcastle Resources Ltd.
OTCQB : NCSLF

March 16, 2011 09:01 ET

Dr. John Challis Appointed to Newcastle Resources' Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - Newcastle Resources Ltd. (the "Company") (OTCQB:NCSLF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John Challis, President and CEO of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, British Columbia's health research funding organization, to the Company's board of directors.

Dr. Challis received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and began his career as a research scientist at the University of Oxford. In 1976, he came to Canada as a faculty member at McGill University and joined the faculty at the University of Western Ontario two years later. Dr. Challis served as founding Scientific Director of the Lawson Research Institute at St. Joseph's Health Centre and as the Centre's vice-president (research). In 1995, he joined the University of Toronto as Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology and in 2001 he was appointed the founding Scientific Director of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health. Dr. Challis served as Vice-President, Research and Associate Provost at the University of Toronto between 2003 and 2007. 

In 2007, Dr. Challis was awarded The McLaughlin Medal from the Royal Society of Canada for important research of sustained excellence in medical science. In March 2009, Dr. Challis received the President's Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for Gynaecologic Investigation (SGI). Currently, he holds the rank of University Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, Departments of Physiology, Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Dr. Challis is an internationally-recognized researcher in the fields of physiology, obstetrics and gynaecology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He has published more than 500 scientific papers and articles, trained more than 70 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and has served as President of several professional associations in his field of research.

About Newcastle Resources Inc.

Newcastle Resources Inc. acquired the majority of the shares of TrichoScience Innovations Inc. ("TrichoScience") on December 22, 2010. TrichoScience is a life sciences company that has developed RepliCel™, a natural hair cell replication technology that has the potential to become the world's first non-surgical, permanent solution for androgenetic alopecia and general hair loss in both men and women. Patents for the TrichoScience technology have been issued by the European Union and Australia and are pending in other major international jurisdictions. The RepliCel™ procedure has been developed over the past nine years by TrichoScience's recognized research scientists and medical experts – specialists in the fields of hair growth, hair biology and dermatology. RepliCel™ is based on autologous cell implantation technology that replicates a patient's hair cells from their own healthy hair follicles and, when reintroduced into areas of hair loss, initiates natural hair regeneration.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Brent Petterson, Chief Financial Officer

Notice Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains projections and forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements in this press release, which are not purely historical, are forward-looking statements and can include, without limitation, statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties and which are not guarantees of future performance of the Company such as the statement that TrichoScience's hair cell replication technology has the potential to become the world's first non-surgical permanent cure for hair loss. There are numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and the Company's plans and objectives to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information, including any adverse occurrence with respect to the patenting or testing of TrichoScience's hair cell replication technology. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. These and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Although the Company believes that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance those beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factor disclosure outlined in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, its quarterly reports of foreign issuer on Form 6-K, and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

  • Newcastle Resources Ltd.
    Tammey George
    Director of Communications
    604-639-1219
    tg@trichoscience.com