Dr. Dusseux brings substantial strategic leadership experience within the healthcare industry to new role at Bionik Laboratories; will work with Board and leadership team to continue Company's penetration within high-growth potential verticals
TORONTO and BOSTON, July 27, 2017 /CNW/ -- Bionik Laboratories Corp. (OTCQX: BNKL) ("Bionik" or the "Company"), a robotics company focused on providing rehabilitation and assistive technology solutions to individuals with neurological and mobility challenges from hospital to home, today announced it has appointed Dr. Eric Dusseux, MD, MSc, MBA to its Board of Directors. Dr. Dusseux will replace Hermano Igo Krebs, who resigned from his role on the Board, effective July 21, 2017.
Dr. Dusseux brings substantial strategic and leadership experience within the healthcare industry to Bionik Laboratories, most recently serving in the role of President, Europe at Auregen BioTherapeutics SA and at Bemido SA. Prior to that, Dr. Dusseux, as an Executive Committee Member, was instrumental in the success of the Corporate Strategy Department of Sanofi Pasteur, where he led corporate strategy, business intelligence, and international business development. He has also served in key roles at GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals leading product development and business growth strategy.
"I look forward to joining the Board of Bionik Laboratories and to working with the outstanding leadership team in place to continue the growth of the Company," said Dr. Dusseux. "This is an exciting time for Bionik Laboratories, as the healthcare industry continues to innovate through the adoption of technologies like robotics and artificial intelligence. I believe we are well positioned to continue our growth and establish ourselves as a leader in assistive technology solutions for the healthcare industry, and look forward to building on the Company's success."
Dr. Dusseux has also worked closely with multiple medical device and healthcare technology companies during his time with The Boston Consulting Group, helping to identify profitable growth paths and emerging markets for entry. This experience will prove pivotal for Bionik Laboratories as it continues its penetration of high-growth verticals and continues its development and manufacturing of its products for the consumer/homecare marketplace.
"We would like to thank Hermano Igo Krebs for his contributions to our Board and for all of the work he has put in during his time in that role. We wish him the best in his future endeavors," said Peter Bloch, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Bionik Laboratories. "We are thrilled to be able to add someone of Eric's caliber to our Board of Directors during this important time of growth for our Company. His experience in business development and building growth strategies will be a tremendous asset for us moving forward as we continue to enter new markets and develop our consumer product line. We welcome him and look forward to his insights."
About Bionik Laboratories
Bionik Laboratories (OTCQX:BNKL) is a robotics company focused on providing rehabilitation and mobility solutions to individuals with neurological and mobility challenges from hospital to home. The Company has a portfolio of products focused on upper and lower extremity rehabilitation for stroke and other mobility-impaired patients, including three products on the market and four products in varying stages of development. The InMotion Systems — the InMotion ARM™, InMotion Wrist™, InMotion Hand™ and InMotion AnkleBot™ — are designed to provide intelligent, patient-adaptive therapy in a manner that has been clinically verified to maximize neuro-recovery. Bionik is also developing a lower-body exoskeleton, ARKE™, designed to allow paraplegics as well as other wheelchair users the ability to rehabilitate through walking. ARKE is designed to continually adapt to a patient's ability and provide real-time feedback to the physiotherapist.
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