Miraculins Announces Change to Board of Directors
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/03/14 -- Miraculins Inc.
(TSX VENTURE:MOM), ("Miraculins" or the "Company") a medical
diagnostic company focused on acquiring, developing and
commercializing diagnostic tests and risk assessment technologies for
unmet clinical needs, announces today the resignation of Lisa Suennen
from the Miraculins Board of Directors, and the appointment in her
place of David A. Eichler.
Ms. Suennen was appointed to the Miraculins Board in connection with
the closing of the transaction that resulted in Miraculins acquiring
the Scout DS(R) diabetes testing technology from Veralight, Inc.
("Veralight"). At the time, Ms. Suennen was a partner of Psilos Group
which is the majority shareholder of Veralight, and also served as
Chair of Veralight's Board of Directors. With her significant
experience in healthcare information technology, healthcare services
and the medical technology sectors, she was appointed to the
Miraculins Board to represent Veralight's interests. Her recently
announced departure from Psilos Group has accordingly resulted in her
resignation from the Miraculins Board.
"The Board of Directors wishes to thank Lisa for her vision,
dedication and service over these last six months," said Harry
Bloomfield Q.C., Chair of the Miraculins Board. "Her visionary work
in advancing the Scout DS(R) technology prior to the Miraculins'
acquisition was fundamental to its development, and her ongoing
service as a Miraculins board member in the months since has been
greatly appreciated. We wish her every success as she begins a new
chapter in her career."
Replacing Ms. Suennen will be David A. Eichler, who is a Managing
Member of Psilos Group. Mr. Eichler joined Psilos in 1999 and focuses
primarily on investments in the medical technology and healthcare
services sectors. He has worked directly with many Psilos investee
companies as an advisor on finance, strategy and corporate
development, including formerly as Acting Chief Financial Officer of
Caregiver Services, Inc. He also has extensive experience as an
advisor to senior management and boards on M&A, financial
restructuring and capital raising transactions. Mr. Eichler
represented Psilos on the board of Acuity Pharmaceuticals (exited via
merger with Opko Health) and Mauna Kea Technologies (NYSE Euronext:
MKEA). Currently, Mr. Eichler serves on the board of Veralight and
also as Chairman of the Board of Caregiver Services, Inc. and Gamma
"We welcome David, and with his demonstrated expertise and
experience, I am confident he will make a significant contribution,"
added Harry Bloomfield Q.C.
About Miraculins Inc.
Miraculins is a medical diagnostic company focused on acquiring,
developing and commercializing non-invasive technologies for unmet
clinical needs. A significant number of promising diagnostic
opportunities remain un-commercialized because of the sizable gap
between the discovery stage, when research institutions are typically
involved, and the commercialization stage, when the larger commercial
enterprises become interested. Miraculins has direct experience in
bridging this gap. The Company's PreVu(R) POC Test is a revolutionary
new coronary artery disease risk assessment technology that measures
cholesterol levels in a patient's skin non-invasively, painlessly and
without the need for fasting. The Company's Scout DS(R) system is the
first non-invasive diabetes testing system designed to provide a
highly sensitive and convenient method for measuring diabetes related
biomarkers in the skin, the accumulation of which are accelerated by
abnormal blood sugar levels and oxidative stress. Unlike current
testing methods, a Scout DS(R) test requires no blood draw, no
fasting, and no waiting for a lab result. The product has been used
and validated in thousands of patients around the world. The
Company's preeclampsia program is partnered with Alere Inc., one of
the world's largest diagnostic companies. For more information visit
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Christopher J. Moreau
President & CEO
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