Biosign Appoints Three New Members to Board of Directors
TORONTO, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Biosign Technologies Inc. (TSXV: BIO, "Biosign") announced today the appointment to its board of directors of Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, Jason D. Meretsky, and Former Senator Alfonse D'Amato.
"We are pleased to welcome back Senator D'Amato and be joined by our new members, Dr. Koplewicz and Mr. Meretsky", said David Silver, the company's Chairman. "As Biosign embarks on an exciting period of change and growth, attracting a diverse range of leadership for our Board and management team is critical to our success".
Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D. is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Delcath Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH). In 2009, he founded and became the President of the Child Mind Institute, the only independent non-profit organization in the USA, dedicated to transforming mental health care for the world's children. In 2007, Dr. Koplewicz became the first Vice Dean of External Affairs at the NYU Langone Medical Center. He has served as a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners and as a Commissioner of the New York State Commission on Youth, Crime and Violence and Reform of the Juvenile Justice System. He has also served as a member of the working group organized by the U.S. Assistant Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the effects of terrorism on children's mental health.
Jason D. Meretsky is a corporate securities lawyer with considerable business, transactional and legal experience, particularly in the technology sector. Mr. Meretsky previously served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development of Avid Life Media Inc. and Vice President and General Counsel of Enghouse Systems Limited. (TSE: ESL). Mr. Meretsky serves on the board of directors and Audit Committee of Homeserve Technologies Inc. (previously listed on the TSX), the Board of Directors of CECO Environmental Inc. (Nasdaq: CECO), and a director and senior officer of LiveReel Media Corporation (OTCBB:LVRL). Mr. Meretsky previously practiced corporate and securities law as a partner with Goodman and Carr LLP. He is a member in good standing of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Former Senator Alfonse D'Amato had a distinguished 18-year career in the U.S. Senate, served as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, was a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and served on the Senate Finance Committee. Senator D'Amato is a current board member for Signature Bank (Nasdaq:SBNY), and he is Chairman of the Board for the Poker Players Alliance, an industry group that supports a repeal of the restrictive US internet gambling laws. From 1999 to 2009, he was a member of the board of CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA), where he served on both the audit and the compensation committees, and he is a former director of Cendant Corporation.
In addition to these new appointments, Biosign announced the departure of two directors, Tony LaVista and Mouane Sengsavang, to focus on prior business commitments. "On behalf of the entire organization, we would like to express our sincere thanks to Tony and Mouane, both of whom made significant contributions to Biosign during their tenure on the Board", said Dr. Radu Leca, Biosign's Founder and CEO. "Special thanks are extended to Tony, who has served, since 2008, with great abnegation and competence, as Chair of Biosign's Audit Committee", added Leca.
The new Board, consisting of Radu Leca, David Silver, Harold Koplewicz, Jason Meretsky, and Alfonse D'Amato, is expected to further increase the company's capability to realize its commercial opportunities.
About Biosign Technologies Inc. Biosign Technologies Inc. (TSXV: BIO) provides biomedical systems. Key applications include intelligent systems for noninvasive monitoring of common health risks associated with blood pressure, glucose, and medication. The core technology combines measurement, analysis, and rapid knowledge formation to support health monitoring across global markets. The UFITŪ medical device technology powers quality data collection and analytics for clinical diagnostics, self-care, wellness, disease state evaluation & management, and remote patient monitoring. For more information on Biosign, please visit www.biosign.com
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