Moves Closer to Development Completion of Its Novel Point-of-Care Diagnostic Platform
ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zomedica Pharmaceuticals Corp. (“Zomedica” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: ZOM), a veterinary diagnostic company, announced that it has appointed Robert Cohen, formerly of EmboMedics, Inc., as its Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
Mr. Cohen brings to Zomedica more than 15 years executive leadership and operations experience from the medical device market, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Cohen graduated from Bates College, received an M.B.A. Pfizer/Columbia University Graduate School of Business and has a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law. The Board of Directors hired Mr. Cohen in part because of his successful track record in launching medical devices in the biotech space. Mr. Cohen will be responsible for driving the completion of the development and launch of the Company’s TRUFORMA™ point-of-care diagnostic platform.
Shameze Rampertab, who had been acting as Zomedica’s Interim Chief Executive Officer since December 2019, will continue in his role as Zomedica’s Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Jeffrey Rowe, Chairman of the Board, commented, “The Board is excited to add Rob Cohen to the senior management team. Based on his successful track record in launching medical devices, we believe we’ve found the right person to lead our Company through the completion of the development of our TRUFORMA™ point-of-care diagnostic platform and to oversee its commercial launch. We also thank Shameze Rampertab for his tireless efforts on our Company’s behalf while serving in the dual roles of Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Under his stewardship, we’ve raised more than $30 million in capital to support our development and commercialization efforts. The Board and our employees are excited about the anticipated launch of our first diagnostic instrument and Zomedica’s future.”
Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Zomedica (NYSE American:ZOM) is a veterinary diagnostic company creating products for companion animals (canine, feline and equine) by focusing on the unmet needs of clinical veterinarians. Zomedica’s product portfolio will include novel diagnostics and innovative therapeutics that emphasize patient health and practice health. With a team that includes clinical veterinary professionals, it is Zomedica’s mission to give veterinarians the opportunity to lower costs, increase productivity, and grow revenue while better serving the animals in their care. For more information, visit www.ZOMEDICA.com.
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