BioSyntech appoints Chairman and additional Director to its Board

    LAVAL, QC, Aug. 24 /CNW/ - BioSyntech, Inc. (TSX: BSY), a biotechnology
company developing biotherapeutic thermogels for regenerative medicine, today
announced it has appointed two additional members to its Board of Directors,
Mr. André Archimbaud and Ms. Jeanne Bertonis, Chief Executive Officer for
BioSyntech. Mr. Archimbaud will serve as Chairman of the Board.
    "Mr. Archimbaud brings his considerable experience in the life sciences
and pharmaceutical sectors to his role of Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Ms. Bertonis, as our newly appointed CEO, will now expand her role to include
this board position," said Dr. Joyce Tsang, Director and Chair of the
Governance Committee of BioSyntech. "These two individuals are experienced
Board members and the counsel of both Mr. Archimbaud and Ms. Bertonis will be
invaluable in helping BioSyntech to realize its corporate objectives."
    Mr. Archimbaud most recently served as Senior Vice President, Life
Sciences for the Société Générale de Financement (SGF) du Québec, a
government-owned investment entity contributing to the development of life
sciences both locally and internationally. Prior to SGF, Mr. Archimbaud was
the President and Chief Executive Officer of Vancouver-based Kinetek
Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biotech start-up recognized for its expertise in the
field of molecular biology applied to oncology. Mr. Archimbaud also held
progressively senior roles in sales, marketing, business development and
licensing in his 20 years with Ipsen Beaufour, a European pharmaceutical
    BioSyntech also announced that Dr. Matthew Shive, former Chief Scientific
Officer of BioSyntech, has been retained as a consultant to Company.

    About BioSyntech

    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. For
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These risks include, but are not limited to, those associated with our
capacity to finance our activities, the adequacy, timing, and results of our
clinical trials, the regulatory approval process, competition, securing and
maintaining corporate alliances, market acceptance of the Company's products,
the availability of government and insurance reimbursements for the Company's
products, the strength of intellectual property, the success of research and
development programs, reliance on subcontractors and key personnel, and other
risks and uncertainties detailed from time-to-time in our filings with the
Canadian securities commissions.

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reflected in the forward-looking information, is contained in the Company's
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