Dr. Orly Yadid-Pecht, IEEE Fellow (2007), SPIE Fellow (2015) and 2006 ITHEA Information and Communication Technologies winner brings 20-years of experience in sensors, neural networks and micro-nano system implementations to Canadian biomedical technology company.
VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA ( JUNE 17, 2015) - M Pharmaceutical Inc., (CSE:MQ, OTCQB:MPHMF), (the "Company") a Canadian company committed to developing and commercializing innovative biomedical technologies that improve the health and quality of life for people affected by obesity and diabetes, has added internationally-recognized specialist in sensors and micro-nano systems technology Dr. Orly Yadid-Pecht to its Advisory Board, the Company announced today.
"As we enter the key phases of product development and prepare to bring our biomedical technologies to market, we are relying increasingly on the broad base of expertise and experience of our senior leadership team and Advisory Board," said Dr. Martin Mintchev, President & Chief Executive Officer of M Pharmaceutical, Inc. "I'm particularly delighted to have Dr. Yadid-Pecht on our Advisory Board and know how much added value she will bring to the development and launch of technologies such as the e-Mosquito, our gastro-intestinal neurostimulators and pseudobezoars. We're only stronger with her kind of international credentials in several of the fields that are at the heart of our product technologies."
Dr. Yadid-Pecht has an impressive resume spanning her education at Technion - Israeli Institute of Technology and work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL/ California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as a National Research Council (NRC) Fellow in the United States, along with her tenures at Ben-Gurion University and the University of Calgary.
She received her B.Sc. from the Electrical Engineering Department at Technion, where she went on to complete her M.Sc. in 1990 and D.Sc. in 1995, respectively. She was an NRC research fellow from 1995-1997 in the areas of Advanced Image Sensors at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/California Institute of Technology (Caltech). In 1997 she joined Ben-Gurion University in Israel as a member of the Electrical and Electro-Optical Engineering departments. Dr. Yadid-Pecht founded the VLSI Systems Center at Ben-Gurion University, specializing in CMOS Image Sensors.
Dr. Yadid-Pecht joined the University of Calgary as an iCORE Professor of Integrated Sensors and Intelligent Systems (ISIS) in 2009. She received the IEEE Fellowship in 2007, the SPIE Fellowship in
2015 and the ITHEA International Award in Information and Communication Technologies in 2006.
She is a natural fit for the scope and vision of M Pharmaceutical, Inc., given her work in the areas of integrated CMOS sensors, smart sensors, image processing, neural networks and micro-nano system implementations. Dr. Yadid-Pecht has published over 200 peer reviewed journal and conference papers and has produced more than thirty patents. Among her seminal pieces was co-authoring and co-editing
the first book on CMOS Image Sensors: “CMOS Imaging: From Photo-transduction to Image Processing”, which was published in 2004.
Dr. Yadid-Pecht has served as an Associate Editor for several IEEE journals. She has also served in the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Board of Governors, was the IEEE Sensors Council VP Publications in 2011 and was an IEEE distinguished lecturer in 2006. She was also the general chair of the IEEE International Conference on Electronic Circuits and Systems (ICECS) and is currently a member of the steering committee of the conference. Dr. Yadid-Pecht also serves as a director on the board of two companies.
"Our goal is to build out our line of biomedical technologies backed by the best people in the business and Dr. Yadid-Pecht certainly fits the bill," added Dr. Mintchev.
About M Pharmaceutical Inc.
M Pharmaceutical Inc. is committed to developing and commercializing innovative biomedical technologies that improve the health and quality of life of people affected by obesity and diabetes. The Company currently has or has agreed to acquire the exclusive rights to a family of biomedical technologies including (i) the eMosquito, for automatic and autonomous monitoring of blood glucose by diabetics; (ii) temporary controllable pseudobezoars, an innovative method for non-invasive dynamic gastric volume reduction for weight loss that has been recently tested in blind, placebo-controlled human studies; and (iii) gastrointestinal neurostimulators, using a laparoscopically-implantable technique for the treatment of obesity without permanent anatomical modification of the stomach. Commercial development of eMosquito, Trimeo and Trimtec biomedical technologies will require successful coordination and execution of a wide variety of technology disciplines.
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