WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - April 2, 2014) - 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. Sarah Prichard, M.D. FRCP(C) to its board of directors.
Dr. Prichard has served as global Vice President of R&D, Renal Medical and Therapeutic Area Leader, Baxter Healthcare from 2005-2014. Prior to this role, she was on faculty at McGill University from 1979-2005.
Dr. Prichard received her MD from Queens University and trained in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at McGill University. While at McGill, she served as Associate Dean of Medicine, Chief of Service for the Department of Medicine, Senior Physician and Director of Peritoneal Dialysis at the Royal Victoria Hospital. She was the President of the Canadian Society of Nephrology (1997-2000) and President of the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (2001-2004). During her academic career, she published extensively in the area of dialysis, lectured around the globe and received the Osler Award for teaching.
Sarah has also played leadership roles as a member of the Board of Queens University, Chair of the Board of St. Mary's Hospital Center in Montreal and a member of the Governing Council of CIHR (Canadian Institute of Health Research).
Her current interests are in product innovation, market access and global health policies.
"On behalf of the board of directors and the management and staff of Kane Biotech, I am pleased to welcome Sarah as a director. We look forward to the insight, guidance and expertise that she 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 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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