LAVAL, QC, Dec. 2 /CNW/ - BioSyntech, Inc. (TSX: BSY), a biotechnology company developing biotherapeutic thermogels for regenerative medicine, today announced that Ms. Antoinette Lizzi, Chief Financial Officer, will leave the Company effective December 2, 2009 and Ms. Catherine Auld, CA, will join the Company as Chief Financial Officer.
"Ms. Auld has been a consultant to BioSyntech since September and will bring her numerous years of experience working with public biotechnology companies to BioSyntech in her new role as Chief Financial Officer," said Ms. Jeanne M. Bertonis, Chief Executive Officer of BioSyntech. "I would like to thank Ms. Lizzi for her contributions to the Company this year and I wish her the best in future initiatives."
For more than eight years, Ms. Auld has worked with public and private biotechnology companies with responsibilities for public company reporting, initial public offerings, financing, licensing and partnership activities. Previously, she was the Chief Financial Officer for NeuroMedix Inc., Transition Therapeutics Inc. and PreMD Inc.; Interim Chief Financial Officer for ARIUS Research Inc.; and Vice President of Finance for Cervelo Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Prior to working in the biotechnology industry Ms. Auld was a senior manager with KPMG LLP.
BioSyntech is a medical device Company specialized in the development, manufacturing and commercialization of advanced biotherapeutic thermogels for regenerative medicine (tissue repair) and therapeutic delivery. BioSyntech's platform technology is a family of hydrogels called BST-Gel(R), some of which are liquid at low temperature and solid at human body temperature. These gels can be injected or applied to a specific local site and offer beneficial properties for the local repair of damaged tissue such as cartilage, bone and chronic wounds and provide the benefit of avoiding invasive surgery. The Company's lead, late-stage product, BST-CarGel(R) is currently undergoing an international pivotal trial. For additional information, visit www.biosyntech.com
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