WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2012) - Kane Biotech Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KNE), a biotechnology company developing and commercializing products that prevent and remove microbial biofilms, announces today the appointment of Dr. Arvind K. Joshi, M.D. F.R.C.S.(C), F.A.C.O.G., M.B.A., C.H.E. to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Arvind K. Joshi is Chief Executive Officer at St. Mary's Hospital Center in Montreal, a McGill University affiliated institution. He has held this position since 1997.
He is an obstetrician and gynecologist with additional training in maternal-fetal medicine and was practicing high risk pregnancy prior to becoming CEO. Arvind has worked and trained in many parts of Canada. He also has a Masters of Business Administration and is a Certified Health Executive in the Canadian College of Health Leaders and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Arvind is active and involved in many community activities. He is an associate professor at McGill University. He is a past Board member of the corporation of Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec, and of the Board of Governors of Concordia University. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Association Québécoise d'etablissements de santé et de services sociaux representing the McGill RUIS. He chairs and sits on several committees at various levels.
His main areas of interest in healthcare are education, public policy and international healthcare systems and issues.
"On behalf of the Board, I am pleased to welcome Dr. Joshi as a Director and we look forward to the insight and strategic guidance that his experience will bring to the Company," stated Gord Froehlich, President and CEO of Kane Biotech Inc.
About Kane Biotech Inc.
Kane Biotech is a biotechnology company engaged in the development of products to prevent and disperse 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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