CIMTEC Chairman of the Board, Ian Smith, appointed to 3DS Clinical & Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Ian Smith will be joining 3D Signature Inc.’s (TSX VENTURE: DXD, “3DS”) Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board ("CSAB"). The appointment will help shape 3DS' clinical priorities and its path towards commercial success.
Dr. Ian Smith was an inaugural and invaluable member of 3DS' Board of Directors. He shares founder Dr. Sabine Mai's vision for advancing the personalization of medicine and is now an esteemed member the 3DS Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Smith is currently the Chairman of the Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization. His past research and commercialization achievements include significant success in the field of magnetic resonance imaging. Dr. Smith is a former Director General of the NRC Institute for Biological Sciences in Ottawa, and founder and Director General of the Institute for Biodiagnostics, in Winnipeg. He is a passionate advocate for the advancement of diagnostics for the early detection and treatment of disease, and successfully started nine companies (such as Novadaq and IMRIS), with a present value of $2.5 billion with more than 300 employees in Canada and worldwide.
From 2001 to 2016, he served as a Member of the Manitoba Premier's Economic Advisory Council. He was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada in 2008 for his leadership in the advancement, development and commercialization of Canada's diagnostic technologies, notably magnetic resonance imaging, in the field of health care. In addition, Dr. Smith received the 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award of the Public Service of Canada, presented to individuals who have displayed long-term excellence throughout their careers in Canada's public service. He was awarded the Queen's Gold (2002) and Diamond (2012) Jubilee Medals for his contributions.
Dr. Smith is widely recognized as a successful pioneer and creator of value for med tech companies with a disciplined scientific and business acumen that was critical to 3DS as is formed the Board, management team and early strategic priorities. As a member of the CSAB, he will make important contributions including leveraging his imaging expertise and professional network, so that 3DS can complete the development of its proprietary TeloView™ software. Upon completion, TeloView™ will comprise a fully automated, scalable and end-to-end solution for 3DS' clinical lab partners to submit 3D images and generate and deliver personalized medical reports
"We are honored to welcome Dr. Smith to our Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board ... Dr. Smith is a renowned scientist who will continue to be invaluable in guiding the development of this entirely new class of minimally invasive biomarkers," said John Swift, Chairman of 3D Signatures Inc.
3DS (TSX VENTURE: DXD) is a personalized medicine company with a proprietary software platform based on the three-dimensional analysis of chromosomal signatures. The technology is well developed and supported by 16 clinical studies on over 1,500 patients on 13 different cancers and Alzheimer's disease. Depending on the desired application, the technology can measure the stage of disease, rate of progression of disease, drug efficacy, and drug toxicity. The technology is designed to predict the course of disease and to personalize treatment for the individual patient. For more information, visit the Company's new website at http://www.3dsignatures.com