TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/06/13 -- Biologix Hair Inc. (OTCBB: BLGX)(OTCQB: BLGX) has appointed Dr. Pankaj Modi to its Board of Directors and as Vice President of Research and Development. Dr. Diego Castresana will remain as Vice President of Research and Development for Biologix Hair Science Ltd., the Barbados-based wholly owned biotechnology subsidiary of Biologix Hair Inc.
Dr. Pankaj Modi, MD, PhD is a clinician and research scientist with experience in numerous medical areas. He is founder and president of NeoMed Chemotherapeutics Corp, which is developing a cancer treatment option, founder and president of Transdermal Corp, a dermatological specialty products company, co-founder and president of SoftTouch Corp, which developed a minimally invasive micro-needle device for injectable drugs, and founder and president of Photodyne Therapeutics Corp, which developed a novel dermatological therapy. Dr. Modi was founder, director and VP, Research and Development, of Generex Biotechnology Corp, until 2005, which developed a spray formula for use in the treatment of diabetes.
Previously, Dr. Modi gained 11 years of clinical experience conducting numerous large-scale clinical studies for FDA approvals in areas including diabetes, thrombolysis, management of various skin diseases and aesthetic cosmetic dermatology. He holds more than 25 US and Canadian patents and more than 280-plus world patents on stabilized compositions, photosensitizer compounds, a topical anesthetic formulation, pharmaceutical compositions, devices and methods and drug and vaccine delivery systems. Dr. Modi has obtained FDA approval for 13 drugs successfully over the past five years and currently has seven applications in process. Among the seven pending FDA approvals are five novel wound healing formulations and devices and two generic drugs to treat diabetes.
Dr. Modi is an adjunct professor of Internal Medicine at OVC, University of Guelph, Canada; Instituto de Endocrinologia Metabolismo y Reproduction, SA, Ecuador; Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA); Sociedad Argentina de Medicina Interna General, Cruz Roja Boliviana; Associacao Medica Brasileira; Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud, Mexico; and Facultad de Salud Publica y Nutricion, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, UNA, Spain.
Dr. Pankaj Modi received his M.D. in internal medicine (diabetology) from the Instituto de Endocrinologia Metabolismo y Reproduction, SA/University of Florida and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in neuroscience at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. He earned a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry and biomedical sciences from the University of Toronto, a M.S. in chemical engineering (polymer science) from New York University (formerly Brooklyn Polytechnic) and a B.Sc. in chemistry, biology and physics from the University of Bombay in India.
A Fellow with the Royal College of Medicine, UK, Dr. Modi is a member of the American Diabetes Association, American Endocrinology Society, American Pain Society, American Dermatological Association, Associacao Medica Brasileira and Sociedad Argentina de Medicina Interna General. He received faculty teaching awards three years in a row and was awarded Best Researcher by Movement Disorders and Psychiatry, McMaster University, Canada.
Ron Holland, Biologix Chairman and CEO, stated: "Dr. Modi's proven ability to successfully design and implement end-to-end FDA drug approval strategies time and again is remarkable. Dr. Modi will design and manage a complete FDA approval strategy to fast-track Biologix Hair Inc.'s ability to bring our patent-pending Biologix Hair Therapy System to the global marketplace and provide a viable solution to the many millions of men and women around the world suffering from the effects of alopecia."
About Biologix Hair Inc. and Biologix Hair Science Ltd.
Biologix Hair Inc. (Biologix Hair), together with its wholly owned biotechnology subsidiary, Biologix Hair Science Ltd. (BHS), is focused on realizing the full market potential for its patent-pending hair loss prevention and regeneration treatment - the Biologix Hair Therapy System - and its demonstrated ability to prevent and reverse the effects of alopecia, which plagues hundreds of millions worldwide.
Between mid-2004 and mid-2012, more than 30,000 pre-clinical-trial treatments of Biologix Revive - the essence of the Biologix Hair Therapy System - were administered to 5,000-plus patients in South America suffering with varying degrees of alopecia, as well as people seeking preventive treatment. The participating treatment clinicians subjectively observed and reported that virtually 100% of preventive care clients continued to retain their healthy hair and an estimated 80-85% of the males and 90-plus% of the females treated for hair regeneration experienced significant regrowth of their own natural hair. And among alopecia areata patients, virtually total hair regrowth was observed in 100% of the cases. To date, no negative side effects have been reported.
BHS is currently focused on obtaining FDA approval for its breakthrough hair loss prevention and regeneration therapy and has initiated a research and development program with one of the world's leading medical research universities, the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT). The R&D program, expected to take approximately twelve months to complete, is an important final step before formal clinical trials and the FDA approval process begins.
Additionally, on May 11, 2012, Venable LLP, the Washington-based law firm overseeing the worldwide IP and regulatory approval processes on behalf of BHS, filed a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application on behalf of BHS for Biologix Revive in Geneva, Switzerland. The PCT is an international treaty, administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), to which 144 countries have as of now contracted, including Canada and the United States.
Biologix management is determined to be in a ready position to capitalize on the high-margin sales potential of the Biologix Hair Therapy System, if and when FDA and other major market approvals are forthcoming.
As BHS advances the regulatory approval process, Biologix Hair, together with wholly owned subsidiary companies operated by BHS, are rapidly developing a global distribution network of licensed clinicians and medical practitioners seeking to become Certified Biologix Hair Therapists and secure exclusive territorial purchasing and treatment rights for the Biologix Hair Therapy System.
Biologix Hair has decided not to risk creating any potential regulatory conflicts by offering treatment outside the United States and other major high-product-margin markets until FDA approval has been granted. Therefore, the Biologix Hair Therapy System is not yet available other than to the 5,000+ patients who participated in the pre-clinical-trials conducted in South America.
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This announcement is not an offer to sell any Biologix Hair Inc. ("Biologix") securities. Offers for any given security are made only through applicable offering circulars and related documents filed with the SEC pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Certain statements contained herein and subsequent oral statements made by and on behalf of Biologix may contain "forward-looking statements". Such forward-looking statements are identified by words such as "intends," "anticipates," "believes," "expects" and "hopes" and includes, without limitation, the development of treatment centers and approval from regulatory authorities as well as the ability for Biologix to obtain adequate financing to meet its business objectives. Forward-looking statements express our expectations or predictions of future events or results. They are not guarantees and are subject to many risks and uncertainties. There are a number of factors beyond our control that could cause actual events or results to be significantly different from those described in the forward-looking statements. Any or all of our forward-looking statements in this report or in any other public statements we make may turn out to be wrong. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. In Canada, Europe and the United States, the Biologix treatment is not approved for use by Health Canada, EMA or the FDA. The company makes no representations that it will receive Health Canada, EMA or FDA approvals.
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