Jun. 23, 2011 (Canada NewsWire Group) --
-Healthcare IT executive to lead international health monitoring company-
TORONTO, June 22, 2011 /CNW/ - Biosign Technologies Inc. (TSXV: BIO), a company focused on non-invasive, cloud based-health monitoring, is pleased to announce that Dr. Scott Jenkins has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, effective July 5, 2011. Dr. Jenkins will assume this role from Biosign's acting CEO and Founder, Dr. Radu Leca.
Dr. Jenkins has extensive experience in healthcare, life sciences, medical devices and information technology business development and global sales. Most recently, Dr. Jenkins was the Vice President of Worldwide Solution Sales at DELL Healthcare and Life Sciences, where he was directly responsible for managing over 500 channel solution partners. Previously, Dr. Jenkins has held various senior positions with, Applied Biosystems, IBM Healthcare & Life Sciences, and Apple.
"The Board was searching for an individual to take Biosign to the next level on a global scale," stated Dr. David Silver, Biosign's Chairman. "We are thrilled to have attracted an individual like Scott who can combine deep scientific understanding, healthcare technology industry solutions and global sales - and has a proven track record of doing so for other global organizations."
"After using the UFIT system for several months and fully understanding its unique capabilities and broader potential for personalized medicine, I realized that my background and experience are perfectly suited to help Biosign grow and realize its full potential," stated Dr. Jenkins.
In connection with Dr. Jenkins' appointment, Biosign will be centralizing the sales and marketing operations of the company in the San Francisco bay area, while keeping the science and technology development activities in Thornhill, Ontario, under the direction of Dr. Leca, President.
Dr. Jenkins has lectured and presented papers at numerous worldwide conferences, including the Milken Institute, Best Practices in Personalized Medicine, The Galan Institute and Personalized Medicine World. Dr. Jenkins earned a B.S. Organic Chemistry, Minnesota State University and his Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, University of Minnesota.
About Biosign Technologies Inc
Biosign Technologies Inc. (TSXV: BIO) provides biomedical systems. Key applications include intelligent systems for noninvasive monitoring of common health risks associated with blood pressure, glucose, and medication. The core technology combines measurement, analysis, and rapid knowledge formation to support health monitoring across global markets. The UFIT® medical device technology powers quality data collection and analytics for clinical diagnostics, self-care, wellness, disease state evaluation & management, and remote patient monitoring. For more information on Biosign, please visit www.biosign.com
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|Biosign Contact Information|
| Colley Clarke |
Phone: (416) 218-9800 ext. 234
| Alan S. Roemer |
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