Hemostemix Announces the Appointment of Dr. Terry Hebert, PhD, to Its Scientific Advisory Board
Calgary, Alberta–(Newsfile Corp. – September 20, 2022) – Hemostemix Inc. (TSXV: HEM) (OTCQB: HMTXF) (FSE: 2VFO) (« Hemostemix » or the « Company ») is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Terry Hebert, PhD, to its Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Hebert is the Assistant Dean for Biomedical Science Education in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University, the Director of the McGill Regenerative Medicine Network, and a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. In 2020, he was awarded the Canadian Pacific Chair in Biotechnology, 2020 – 2025. He completed his PhD in Medical Genetics at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Hebert’s research is focused on a better understanding of the wiring of G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) and G protein signalling architectures to inform drug discovery for a number of important diseases including heart disease. While his work has generated potentially unique therapeutic targets in heart disease, with a focus on fibrosis and hypertrophy in different types of cardiomyopathy, his work may also impact cancer and a rare neurodevelopmental disease affected by somatic and germline mutations in Gbeta subunits (GNB1), which he is poised to study after constructing a significant mutational toolkit. In addition, Dr. Hebert’s work now orients toward a molecular understanding of dilated cardiomyopathy using primarycardiomyocytes, cardiac fibroblasts, and iPSC-derived cells from patients.
« Hemostemix’ platform technology of autologous angiogenic cell precursors, neuronal cell precursors and cardiomyocyte cell precursors is of great interest to me, as I will be able to look at them from the basis of my scientific focus and perspective, and work with the Company and other members of the SAB to mutual benefit, » stated Dr. Hebert.
« Looking at our therapeutics through Dr. Hebert’s lens will help us understand in greater detail the mechanisms of action generated by ACP-01, NCP-01, and our cardiomyocyte cell precursors » stated Thomas Smeenk, CEO.
Hemostemix is an autologous stem cell therapy company, founded in 2003. A winner of the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award, the Company has developed, patented, and is scaling a patient’s blood-based stem cell therapeutics platform that includes angiogenic cell precursors, neuronal cell precursor and cardiomyocyte cell precursors. Seven studies including 260 ACP-01 recipients define its safety and efficacy profile as a treatment for heart diseases such as Dilated and Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Angina, and diseases of Ischemia such as Critical Limb Ischemia. The Company owns 91 patents across five patent families. For more information, please visit www.hemostemix.com.
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Forward-Looking Information: This news release contains « forward-looking information » within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking information. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking information in relation to: the appointment to the scientific advisory board and its lead product ACP-01, as well as NCP-01 and cardiomyocyte cell precursors in relation to ischemic and dilated cardiomyopathy, and the commercialization of ACP-01. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. This forward-looking information reflects Hemostemix’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Hemostemix and on assumptions Hemostemix believes are reasonable. These assumptions include, but are not limited to: the underlying value of Hemostemix and its Common Shares; the successful resolution of the litigation that Hemostemix is pursuing or defending (the « Litigation« ); the results of ACP-01 research, trials, studies and analyses, including the analysis being equivalent to or better than previous research, trials or studies; the receipt of all required regulatory approvals for research, trials or studies; the level of activity, market acceptance and market trends in the healthcare sector; the economy generally; consumer interest in Hemostemix’s services and products; competition and Hemostemix’s competitive advantages; and Hemostemix obtaining satisfactory financing to fund Hemostemix’s operations including any research, trials or studies, and any Litigation. Forward-looking information is Subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Hemostemix to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and other factors may include, but are not limited to: the ability of Hemostemix to complete clinical trials, complete a satisfactory analyses and file the results of such analyses to gain regulatory approval of a phase II or phase III clinical trial of ACP-01; potential litigation Hemostemis mayface; general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; general capital market conditions and market prices for securities; delay or failure to receive board or regulatory approvals; the actual results of future operations including the actual results of future research, trials or studies; competition; changes in legislation affecting Hemostemix; the timing and availability of external financing on acceptable terms; long-term capital requirements and future developments in Hemostemix’s markets and the markets in which it expects to compete; lack of qualified, skilled labour or loss of key individuals; and risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic including various recommendations, orders and measures of governmental authorities to try to limit the pandemic, including travel restrictions, border closures, non-essential business closures service disruptions, quarantines, self-isolations, shelters-in-place and social distancing, disruptions to markets, disruptions to economic activity and financings, disruptions to supply chains and sales channels, and a deterioration of general economic conditions including a possible national or global recession or depression;the potential impact that the COVID-19 pandemic may have on Hemostemix which may include a decreased demand for the services that Hemostemix offers; and a deterioration of financial markets that could limit Hemostemix’s ability to obtain external financing. A description of additional risk factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking information can be found in Hemostemix’s disclosure documents on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. Although Hemostemix has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking information contained in this news release represents the expectations of Hemostemix as of the date of this news release and, accordingly, it is Subject to change after such date. However, Hemostemix expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities law.