Vacci-Test Corporation

Vacci-Test Corporation

June 17, 2008 08:01 ET

Greg Melchin Joins the Board of Vacci-Test Corporation

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Vacci-Test Corporation ("VTC") of Calgary, Alberta, Canada is pleased to announce that Mr. Greg Melchin, FCA, ICD.D, B.Sc., has been elected to the Board of Directors of Vacci-Test Corporation.

Mr. Melchin was a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Alberta from March of 1997 to March 2008 and served as Minister of Revenue in the Alberta Government from 2001 to 2004, Minister of Energy from 2004 to 2006 and Minister of Seniors and Community Supports from 2007 - 2008.

Mr. Melchin is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University. In 2005 he was awarded the Fellow Chartered Accountant designation for his distinguished service to his profession. Mr. Melchin brings a wealth of business experience to the Board of Vacci-Test having been involved in the Calgary business community for over twenty years and from service on other corporate boards. He has been appointed Chairman of the Vacci-Test audit committee.

Mr. Melchin stated, "My experience in Government has convinced me of the paramount importance of the food supply and I was attracted to Vacci-Test and its technology as a new paradigm in food safety testing."

Mr. Don Buxton, Chairman of the Board of Vacci-Test Corporation, said "I am very pleased with the appointment of Mr. Melchin to the Board. He will be a great asset to the company and will add to the breadth and experience we need to deliver value to our shareholders."

VTC is a privately held Canadian company that specializes in second generation magnetic lateral flow tests for the rapid and precise detection and measurement of immune status and infection in animals and humans, and pathogens in food. A key element in VTC's product pipeline is a series of tests for the rapid measurement of pathogens associated with the human food chain.

This information release may contain certain forward-looking information. Such information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those implied by statements herein, and therefore these statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results. All forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to it as well as other factors. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Due to risks and uncertainties, including the risks and uncertainties identified by the Company in its private filings, actual events may differ materially from current expectations. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact Information

  • Vacci-Test Corporation
    William J. Hogan
    Vice Chairman
    (403) 269-9424 or Toll Free: 1-877-298-0208
    or
    Vacci-Test Corporation
    Honourable Charlie Mayer
    Director of Corporate Development
    (403) 269-9424 or Toll Free: 1-877-298-0208
    or
    Vacci-Test Corporation
    550 - 11th Avenue, SW
    Calgary, Alberta. T2R 1M7
    Website: www.vaccitest.com