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Kane Biotech Appoints Dr. Gordon Guay as Chief Scientific Officer
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kane Biotech Inc. (TSX-V:KNE, OTCQB:KNBIF), (the “Corporation” or “Kane Biotech”), today announced the appointment of Gordon Guay, Ph.D., a member of Kane’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), to Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. Dr. Guay’s depth of expertise in orchestrating and engineering the scientific advantages of many popular consumer products found on store shelves today carries significant value as Kane Biotech looks to improve the implementation of its anti-biofilm technologies further into the industrial, animal and human health arenas.
Marc Edwards, Kane Biotech’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Dr. Guay is a world-leading expert who has developed and launched many commercial products at Proctor & Gamble and Gillette. We’re proud to not only have Gordon remain on our Scientific Advisory Board but now to also drive the broader campaign to improve and implement biofilm technology in many large-scale untapped applications in animal and human health applications that we are targeting.”
Dr. Guay, Chief Scientific Officer of Kane, added, “Kane Biotech is uniquely positioned to become the industry leader in solving biofilm resistance challenges facing industries, people and pets. As a member of the SAB, and having conducted an extensive review, I can confidently say that Kane Biotech has assembled a world-class, authoritative body of experts and intellectual property. I’m now even more proud to drive the development of improved anti-microbial technologies as Chief Scientific Officer.”
About Gordon Guay, Ph.D.
Gordon has over twenty-five years of experience in R&D and new product development. He has worked as a Research Fellow at Proctor and Gamble, serving as the lead scientist within a range of different P&G business units including: Oral-B, Gillette, Olay, Right Guard, CoverGirl, Max Factor and Duracell. Gordon has received over 11 international awards for new products developed during his tenure at P&G. Prior to P&G, Gordon was the Director of Research at Catalytic Antibodies Inc.
Gordon received a Ph.D. in molecular genetics from the University of Illinois. His research focused on bacterial resistance to sulfonamides. He also conducted post-Doctoral work at Lederle Laboratories on substrate specificity of tetracycline efflux pumps.
About Kane Biotech
Kane Biotech is a biotechnology company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of technologies and products that prevent and remove microbial biofilms.
The Corporation has a portfolio of biotechnologies, intellectual property (75 patents and patents pending, trade secrets and trademarks) and products developed by the Corporation’s own biofilm research expertise and acquired from leading research institutions. StrixNB™, DispersinB®, Aledex®, bluestem™, AloSera™, coactiv+™ and Kane® are trademarks of Kane Biotech Inc. The Corporation is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "KNE" and on the OTCQB Venture Market under the symbol “KNBIF”.
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