PreveCeutical - Appoints Dr. Maher Khaled as Director of International Operations
Vancouver, British Columbia: PreveCeutical Medical Inc. (the “Company” or “PreveCeutical”) (CSE: PREV, OTCQB: PRVCF, FSE: 18H), announces the appointment of Dr. Maher Khaled as the Company’s Director of International Operations.
Dr. Khaled brings a broad range of expertise and experience to PreveCeutical. He has commercialised therapeutic and diagnostic technologies for over a decade, most recently at UniQuest Pty Ltd (“UniQuest”), where he managed intellectual property arising from medical research at the University of Queensland, Australia. He was also at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom for over six years, where he was an Investment Manager with Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds. He has held directorships with various companies, including start-up companies that he assisted with raising capital. Dr. Khaled has also worked at McKinsey & Co.’s London, England office, where he provided advice on strategic and operational issues to clients in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical device industries. He holds a PhD in Biotechnology, a BSc in Biomedical Science and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Queensland.
Dr. Khaled will be involved in overseeing PreveCeutical’s development of therapeutic technologies, as well as managing the Company’s operations in Australia. He will also be reviewing acquisition and licensing opportunities, leading PreveCeutical’s commercialisation efforts for its growing portfolio of intellectual property, and engaging with industry professionals to track existing and emerging trends and foster strategic relationships. In this role, Dr. Khaled will be working closely with Dr. Harry Parekh, PreveCeutical’s Chief Research Officer.
“We are delighted to have Dr. Khaled as part of our team,” said Stephen Van Deventer, Chairman and CEO of the Company. “Dr. Khaled’s degrees in law and science, as well as his experience in commercialising therapeutic and diagnostic technologies will be of tremendous benefit to PreveCeutical and its shareholders.”
Dr. Khaled commented, “I am excited by the partnership opportunities offered by the commercial ventures PreveCeutical both has, and is planning. I look forward to pursuing these partnerships internationally whilst working closely with Dr. Parekh to advance the therapeutic research programs he is leading at the University of Queensland.”
PreveCeutical is a health sciences company that develops innovative options for preventive and curative therapies utilizing organic and nature identical products.
PreveCeutical aims to be a leader in preventive health sciences and currently has five research and development programs, including: dual gene therapy for curative and prevention therapies for diabetes and obesity; the Sol-gel Program; Nature Identical™ peptides for treatment of various ailments; non-addictive analgesic peptides as a replacement to the highly addictive analgesics such as morphine, fentanyl and oxycodone; and a therapeutic product for treating athletes who suffer from concussions (mild traumatic brain injury).
PreveCeutical sells CELLB9®, an Immune System Booster. CELLB9® is an oral solution containing polarized and potentiated essential minerals extracted from a novel peptide obtained from Caribbean Blue Scorpion venom. This product is available on the Company’s website.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
“Stephen Van Deventer”
Chairman & CEO
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