POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA., Sept. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BioStem Technologies Inc. (OTC: BSEM), a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacture, and commercialization of placental derived tissue allografts, today announced the appointment of Brandon Poe as Independent Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee of BioStem Technologies Inc. as of September 7, 2022.
Jason Matuszewski, Chief Executive Officer of BioStem Technologies, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Brandon Poe to our Board of Directors where he will chair the Board’s Audit Committee. Brandon brings extensive leadership experience as a strong strategic and financial leader in the biotech sector, and his invaluable insights will help expand our financial and regulatory framework. We look forward to his expertise around raising capital, preparing financial reports, establishing strong internal controls, and developing executive management teams, as we increase our direct sales capabilities in target markets and expand our product offering in the second half of the year.”
Mr. Poe is an experienced executive with more than 25 years of financial experience across various industries, including life sciences, medical devices and genomics services. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Jumpcode Genomics, a genomic tools company unlocking the power of next-generation sequencing using CRISPRclean technology in the fields of basic research, infectious disease, oncology and consumer genomics. Previously, he held the position of CFO at Genome Medical, a genomic telehealth provider, where he led all aspects of finance. Prior to Genome Medical, Mr. Poe was Vice President of Finance at Illumina; CFO at Sotera Wireless, a medical device start-up; and Vice President of Finance at Inverness Medical Innovations, a point-of-care diagnostics company acquired by Abbott. Mr. Poe received his bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
“I am excited to serve on the Board of Directors of an innovative company that continues to outperform other regenerative medicine companies in its field. I look forward to advising the Company on the optimal methods to expand the access of its perinatal-derived tissue allografts for advanced wound care,” said Mr. Poe.
Andrew Van Vurst, Chief Operating Officer of BioStem Technologies, added: “At BioStem Technologies, we continue to strengthen our Board of Directors with experts in our field such as Brandon. Brandon’s executive-level experience in managing the finances of several life sciences companies provides him with the unique ability to provide counsel as we pursue additional Q codes and reimbursement strategies for our VENDAJETM product line.”
About BioStem Technologies, Inc. (OTC PINK: BSEM): BioStem Technologies is a leading innovator focused on harnessing the natural properties of perinatal tissue in the development, manufacture, and commercialization of allografts for regenerative therapies. The Company is focused on manufacturing products that change lives, leveraging its proprietary BioRetain® processing method. BioRetain® has been developed by applying the latest research in regenerative medicine, focused on maintaining growth factors and preserving tissue structure. BioStem Technologies’ quality management system and standard operating procedures have been reviewed and accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks (“AATB”). These systems and procedures are established per current Good Tissue Practices (“cGTP”)and current Good Manufacturing Processes (“cGMP”). Our portfolio of quality brands includes VENDAJETM, VENDAJETM AC, and VENDAJETM OPTIC. Each BioStem Technologies placental allograft is processed at the Company’s FDA registered and AATB accredited site in Pompano Beach, Florida.
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