SASKATOON, Saskatchewan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZYUS Life Sciences Inc. ("ZYUS"), a Canadian life sciences company leading scientific research and development in phyto-therapeutics, is pleased to announce the appointment of Audrey Haukioja to its Clinical Advisory Committee, which provides strategic guidance to ZYUS’ clinical trial programs. Ms. Haukioja has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, bringing significant global expertise on drug development and executive leadership. This announcement further supports ZYUS’ clinical development strategy to pioneer the next generation of life sciences through an evidence-based approach.
As with her Clinical Advisory Committee peers, Ms. Haukioja brings tremendous medical leadership and expertise to her new advisory role with ZYUS. She is a results-driven executive who has worked in the pharmaceutical field, specifically in the area of clinical trials and drug development, for the entirety of her 25+ year career, holding Canadian, Regional and Global positions at Glaxo Canada and Hoffmann-La Roche Limited including leadership of world-wide Pharma Development Operations for Roche. For the past five years, she has established her own independent consulting company to offer services to leaders both nationally and internationally, in disciplines including pre-clinical and clinical development, drug and organizational development, strategic planning, and executive mentoring. Her experience will have direct positive impacts and influence on clinical trials undertaken by ZYUS to verify the efficacy of its cannabinoid formulations.
“Our Clinical Advisory Committee provides added mentorship, expertise and guidance to help ensure the success of ZYUS’ research and clinical trial programs, and the new appointment of Ms. Haukioja to the Committee strengthens this brilliant team of proven leaders,” said ZYUS CEO Brent Zettl. “We are excited to welcome Audrey, along with her vast experience and leadership in clinical trial development and management, to help ZYUS further improve quality of life for patients.”
Ms. Haukioja joins previously-appointed Advisory Committee members: ZYUS’ Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lionel Marks de Chabris, Chair of the Committee; Dr. Mary Lynch, Director of Research at the Pain Management Unit at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre; Dr. David J. Shulkin, former ninth Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs and Under Secretary of Health under President Obama; Dr. Cedric Francois, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President of Apellis Pharmaceuticals; and, Dr. Alice Zwerling, Assistant Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Ms. Haukioja will join the Clinical Advisory Committee in providing senior medical, clinical, and scientific input and guidance on our clinical trial programs. The addition of Ms. Haukioja adds global pharmascience expertise to the committee and underscores ZYUS’ commitment to inclusion and diversity in the workplace.
About ZYUS Life Sciences Inc.
ZYUS is a Canadian-based life sciences company focused on the global development and commercialization of innovative cannabinoid-based therapeutics and product candidates. Through clinical research and IP development, we intend to deliver high-quality oils, soft gels, topical creams and other cannabinoid-based therapeutics and product candidates to patients worldwide. The ZYUS vision is to elevate cannabinoids as a standard of care and expand the potential of protein-based formulations in pursuit of a transformational impact on patients’ lives. ZYUS: Advancing the Science of Well-Being. Visit www.zyus.com.
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