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Neuroscientist, Healthcare Technology Entrepreneur to Lead Aion Through Important Next Phase
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - October 21, 2020) - Aion Therapeutic Inc. (CSE: AION) ("Aion Therapeutic" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has named James W.G. Thompson, Ph.D. as its new president.
Dr. Thompson is an accomplished neuroscientist and healthcare technology entrepreneur with over 20 years industry experience. Most recently he co-founded Evoke Neuroscience, Inc., a healthcare technology company founded in 2009 and focused on aiding diagnosis and therapy for neurological disorders. Dr. Thompson served on the Board of Directors for 10 years and held roles as Chief Science Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Innovation Officer. He has led early and mid-stage companies in multiple verticals including mental health, brain injury, neuro-degeneration, cardiology and wellness, covering medical devices, software, clinical research, therapeutics, regulatory, AI and big data.
Dr. Thompson's work specializes in the research, development, application, market strategy and commercialization of biotech and he is a principal inventor on 13 awarded patents and 3 pending patents related to data analytics, remote database systems, medical hardware, medical software and neuromodulation.
"Dr. Thompson's accomplishments, experience and skill-set makes him an ideal selection as our new president," stated Dr. Stephen D. Barnhill, Executive Chair of Aion. "His expertise directly aligns with our intentions and his practical business expertise and relationships are accretive to Aion's interests."
"I am thrilled to join the talented team at Aion," stated Dr. Thompson. "The technology assembled under the Aion banner is unparalleled in my estimation and I am looking forward to working with this team and helping officiate this tremendous opportunity."
About Aion Therapeutic Inc.
Aion Therapeutic Inc. (formerly, Osoyoos Cannabis Inc.) has a joint-venture agreement with a private, vertically-integrated licensed producer under the Cannabis Act (Canada) to offer contract tolling extraction services to third-party businesses. Additionally, the Company recently acquired 1196691 B.C. Ltd. d/b/a "PCAI Pharma" (www.pcai.ca) and its wholly-owned subsidiary AI Pharmaceuticals Jamaica Limited, a private corporation incorporated and operating under the laws of Jamaica. The business of AI Pharma involves, research and development, treatment, data mining and state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (machine learning) techniques, focused on the development of combinatorial pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals utilizing compounds from cannabis (cannabinoids), psychedelic mushrooms (psilocybin), fungi (edible mushroom), natural psychedelic formulations (Ayahuasca), and other medicinal plants in a legal environment for this type of discovery. In addition, the Company is creating a strong international intellectual property portfolio related to their discoveries.
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