PreveCeutical Announces the Appointment of Dr. Makarand Jawadekar as Chief Science Officer; Announces Accelerated Pre-Clinical Program for Nature Identical Peptide, Similar to the Active Found in Caribbean Blue Scorpion Venom

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PreveCeutical Medical Inc. (“PreveCeutical,” or the “Company”), a health and wellness company focused on utilizing nature and science for the benefit of health conscious consumers, announces the appointment of Dr. Makarand Jawadekar as Chief Science Officer.  Also, the Company announces its first development program for nature identical peptide, similar to the active found in Caribbean Blue Scorpion Venom.

Dr. Makarand Jawadekar worked with Pfizer Inc. at their Groton-New London R & D HQ operations in Connecticut for 28 consecutive years, more recently as a Director of Portfolio Management. At Pfizer, he was responsible for the Drug Delivery Technology Assessment function involving external ‘Drug Delivery’ technologies. He has extensive experience creating and cultivating external partnerships and alliances for drug delivery technologies. He began his professional career at Pfizer Central Research in early 1982, following completion of his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Jawadekar will be responsible for leading the Company’s third go-to-market pillar, initiating an accelerated pre-clinical evaluation program for nature identical synthetic peptide similar to the active found in Caribbean Blue Scorpion Venom. Following an extensive literature review, there exists detailed non-clinical evidence related to Caribbean Blue Scorpion Venom’s potential ability to improve or restore a patient’s immune system function. Based on the outcome of this review, it has been recommended that PreveCeutical commence further pre-clinical evaluation.

Under Dr. Jawadekar’s direction, the Company is targeting a 36-month pre-clinical research program to move our current understanding of the nature identical peptide which is found in Caribbean Blue Scorpion Venom to a goal of an IND submission with the U.S. FDA.

“Our lead go-to-market product is CELLB9TM, based on Caribbean Blue Scorpion Venom, and we’ve always believed in the self-reported benefits it’s provided to customers over an extended period.  For the first time, we have an opportunity to undertake a pre-clinical evaluation program, led by Dr. Jawadekar, that’s in-line with U.S. FDA guidelines for a Pre-Clinical Drug Development Program,” said Stephen Van Deventer, Chairman and CEO at PreveCeutical. “Dr. Jawadekar is a highly respected researcher and well regarded in the drug development community.  His history with Pfizer and experience developing partnerships with research labs around the world should accelerate our timeline immensely, and has the potential to unlock significant value and IP embedded in nature identical peptide, similar to the one found in Caribbean Blue Scorpion Venom.”

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On Behalf of the Board,

“Stephen Van Deventer”
Chairman & CEO

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