EDMONTON, Jan. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Compass Biotechnologies, Inc. (COBIE:OB or "Compass"), previously headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada is relocating their headquarters to Phoenix, Arizona. Compass is a publically-traded specialty pharmaceutical company focused on building value in several key market areas - women's health, anti-viral drugs and prophylactic vaccines against hepatitis, recombinant protein therapeutics called "biobetters", and a cytokine reagents and growth factor supplements business servicing the cell culture and biotech manufacturing industries.
The relocation of business operations to Phoenix also comes with the appointment of Mr. Garth Likes to Chairman of the Board, and the subsequent appointment of Dr. Joseph Sinkule as CEO and President. "The move to Phoenix at this time stems from the previously announced restructuring of various operational business units of the Company in which we will have four complimentary but somewhat distinctive operational initiatives, and it is felt that the day to day operations of these units can be better handled from new headquarters in Phoenix" stated Mr. Likes.
"The Board will recruit new management to oversee each business unit operation with offices based in the U.S., Europe, and Asia with a common vision to take the company to a new level." stated Dr. Sinkule, the new CEO of Compass. Dr. Sinkule continues, "The Board is recruiting a management team that will help Compass to develop a culture of product commercialization. The Compass management team will oversee all "front office" and "back office" activities of each business unit. By keeping the team small, frugal and efficient, we will advance our products with passion and persistence, and attempt to execute better than other companies with larger resources."
Compass recently announced that it has restructured itself internally to form several franchises or business units working in different therapeutic areas but using a common, versatile, core management team overseeing all aspects of business, finance, and product development going on in each franchise. The Company is working on the commercialization of certain generic products that will generate revenue near-term, as well as patented, proprietary products that have a significant return on investment but have a longer development time.
ABOUT COMPASS BIOTECHNOLOGIES INC.
Compass Biotechnologies, Inc. is a publically-traded specialty pharmaceutical company (COBI:OB) focused on building value in several key market areas - women's health, hepatitis anti-viral drugs and prophylactic vaccines, recombinant protein therapeutics called "biobetters", and cytokine reagents and growth factor supplements for the cell culture and biotech manufacturing industries. Products in these areas are being developed within business units or franchises with majority ownership held by Compass Biotechnologies, Inc.
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Compass Biotechnologies, Inc.
Dr. Joseph Sinkule
CEO and President
4105 N. 20th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85106 USA