SOURCE: PURE Bioscience, Inc.
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2013) - PURE Bioscience (OTCQB: PURE), creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, today announced the appointment of Dr. David Theno, Jr. as a new member of its Board of Directors. The Company reported that this is one of several planned Board appointments for installing new governance leadership consistent with its food safety commercialization strategy.
David Theno, Jr., PhD, a widely respected food safety expert, previously served on the Company's Advisory Panel. Dr. Theno is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Gray Dog Partners, Inc., a technical consulting firm specializing in food safety and manufacturing, restaurant operations, supply chain management, strategic planning and facility design. Gray Dog Partners has also provided consultation to federal, state and local regulatory bodies. From 1993 to 2008, Dr. Theno was employed by Jack in the Box, Inc. where he last served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Food Safety Officer and previously served as Corporate Vice President Technical Services. Dr. Theno has two Doctorate Degrees in Food Science and Animal Science and also Master's Degrees in Animal Science and Veterinary Pharmacology from the University of Illinois.
"It is an honor to become more actively involved in guiding the management team in driving adoption of PURE products," stated Dr. David Theno, Jr. "I believe that PURE Bioscience's SDC antimicrobial technology has the potential to significantly improve microbial control in any facility or process that requires excellent hygienic conditions. And it does so without the use of chemicals that are difficult to handle safely. The potential applications for the use of SDC in food production facilities, processes and restaurants are just now being fully appreciated."
"I am delighted to have such a respected food safety technology leader agree to join our Board," stated Dave Pfanzelter, Chairman of the Board of PURE. "We believe that Dr. Theno is uniquely qualified, to not only provide essential governance and oversight, but provide key strategic insight in assisting the company deploy our novel SDC-based technology as a cost-effective solution to pathogen control in various segments of the food industry."
About PURE Bioscience, Inc.
PURE Bioscience, Inc. develops and markets technology-based bioscience products that provide solutions to numerous global health challenges, including Staph (MRSA) and Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)/NDM-1+. PURE's proprietary high efficacy/low toxicity bioscience technologies, including its silver dihydrogen citrate-based antimicrobials, represent innovative advances in diverse markets and lead today's global trend toward industry and consumer use of "green" products while providing competitive advantages in efficacy and safety. Patented SDC is an electrolytically generated source of stabilized ionic silver, which formulates well with other compounds. As a platform technology, SDC is distinguished from competitors in the marketplace because of its superior efficacy, reduced toxicity and the inability of bacteria to form a resistance to it. PURE is headquartered in El Cajon, California (San Diego metropolitan area). Additional information on PURE is available at www.purebio.com.
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