TORONTO, September 25, 2018 − 3D Signatures Inc. (TSX-V:DXD) (the “Company” or “3DS“) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sherif Louis, PhD as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.
Dr. Louis is an accomplished scientist and experienced leader in the biotechnology industry. Dr. Louis was an early key contributor to the development of the Company’s 3D Telomere Technology and TeloViewTM Software platform dating back almost 15 years. He has held various leadership and executive positions with Canadian non-profit orgaizations focused on advising and coaching for-profit biotech enterprises engaged in technology commercialization. Dr. Louis has also served on the Board of Directors of the Biotechnology Association of Manitoba. Dr. Louis formaly joined 3DS in September 2015 and most recently held the position of Director of Clinical Operations.
“I am a true believer in the power of the TeloViewTM software platform. I know the science intimately and I look forward to refocusing the Company on large commercial opportunities in collaboration with strategic partners,” Sherif Louis, CEO.
“Dr. Louis is dedicated to delivering shareholder value through prudent allocation of Company resources. 3DS will focus on opportunities that provide leverage through academic, clinical, and industry partnersnips. We are confident that Dr. Louis is the right person to lead operations during this critical transition,” Hugh Rogers, Interim Chair.
3DS (TSX-V:DXD) is a personalized medicine company with a proprietary software platform, TeloViewTM, that is designed to predict the course of certain diseases and to tailor treatment options for the individual patient. The technology is based on the three-dimensional analysis of telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes. 3DS’ TeloViewTM software platform measures the organization of the genome and its correspondence to; the stage of a given disease, the rate of progression of the disease, how different diseases will respond to various therapies, and a drug’s efficacy and toxicity. 3DS’ proprietary imaging software is designed to go beyond identifying whether a patient suffers from a specific disease or condition. Instead, the TeloViewTM platform is designed to inform clinicians and patients with respect to how to personalize treatment and best manage an individual’s disease based on their unique TeloViewScoreTM. As healthcare moves increasingly toward better informed, patient-centric approaches, the Company intends for the TeloViewTM platform to deliver personalized medicine that allows for better treatments, leading to better outcomes.
The TeloViewTM platform is supported by 25 clinical studies involving more than 3,000 patients and 20 different cancers, plus Alzheimer’s disease. 3DS benefits from twenty years of research, $25M of non-dilutive investment into its platform and more than 130 supporting publications, and holds a portfolio of patents related to three-dimensional telomere analysis for proliferative diseases, including (but not limited to) hematological disorders such as Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and chronic myeloid leukemia. 3DS’ intellectual property portfolio also covers prostate cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, melanoma, colorectal cancer, and Alzheimer disease.
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