Waking up to a Tweet from OWCP with the word “News” or “8K Filing” is joyous, wouldn’t you agree?
This morning, that News Release was about Dr. Sharon Rozenblat being appointed as a new Scientific Advisory Board member. First, here’s the text from the News Release:
Dr. Rozenblat will be tasked with overseeing the completion of the pre-clinical safety studies on the Company’s treatment for psoriasis, which commenced in November 2016. Dr. Rozenblat will also steer the Company’s efforts to commercialize OWC’s cannabis-based formulations and delivery mechanisms.
Dr. Yehuda Baruch, OWC’s Chief Scientific Officer, commented on the appointment, “Dr. Rozenblat has had a significant impact in the field of dermatology, specifically with regard to botanical formulations. With more than 15 years’ experience in the research and development of herbal extracts and related products, as well as considerable experience in the design and management of clinical trials, she is the perfect complement to our scientific team.”
From 2007 to 2015, Dr. Rozenblat served as Chief Scientist at Kamedis ltd., an Israeli-based dermatological company, where she had established and managed the research and development of herbal products for the treatment of dermatological conditions.
In addition to her work at Kamedis, Dr. Rozenblat serves as a consultant to international organizations, including as Scientific Research Director of joint development projects funded by the Korea-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation (KORIL), and the Israel-Singapore Foundation (SIIRD), both of which resulted in numerous products and patents. Dr. Rozenblat was also the Scientific Director for the development of herbal extraction in a joint venture with Green Mountain Biotech (GMB), in Chengdu, China, where she worked with GMB to find agricultural resources, develop extraction methods, establish quality control methodologies, and conduct safety and efficacy studies.
Mordechai Bignitz, OWC’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, went on to say, “We could not be happier that Dr. Rozenblat has agreed to join our advisory board. I expect her insight and guidance will prove invaluable as we begin marketing our psoriasis treatment in the second quarter.”
Dr. Rozenblat earned her doctorate in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Bar Ilan University in Israel, where her research focused on botanical components as therapeutic agents for melanoma. She has authored and contributed to numerous papers and is a frequent speaker at dermatological events, including the three most recent American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) annual meetings.
Just like Jeffrey Friedland and Miriam Sani… We believe Dr. Rozenblat is a BIG deal. Great addition to the OWCP family.
Check out the website for Kamedis to get a good idea of what products they have. Maybe it’s an indication of what to expect in OWCP’s future? Obviously that’s speculation.
OWCP did a good job with the News Release. They did a great job highlighting Dr. Rozenblat’s career and make a pretty strong case for how she can help OWCP become an industry leader.