Former CTO of Varian Medical Systems will also chair Imaging3 Scientific Advisory BoardImaging3, Inc. (OTCQB:IGNG), a development stage company introducing disruptive technologies in the medical imaging industry, announced today the appointment of George Zdasiuk, PhD, to its Board of Directors. In addition, Dr. Zdasiuk will also serve as the Chairman of the Company’s recently announced Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Zdasiuk will assist Imaging3 on all matters pertaining to product development, regulatory and commercial strategy, with the goal of maximizing the global market impact and value realization from the Company’s highly disruptive Dominion SmartScan™ technology. From 1980-2015, Dr. Zdasiuk was employed by Varian Medical Systems (formerly, Varian Associates), a leader in the fields of radiotherapy, radiosurgery, X-ray tube technology and digital imaging, in roles including Chief Technology Officer and Senior VP/ Director of Varian’s Ginzton Technology Center. Varian employs 6,500 people across the globe and is recognized as a pioneer in the field of radiotherapy and medical imaging. Dr. Zdasiuk was responsible for investigating new disruptive technologies, conducting feasibility studies and incubating start-up businesses within Varian. Dr. Zdasiuk earned a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University, specializing in photonics systems and non-linear optics. Dr. Zdasiuk received his BASc, with highest honors, in Engineering Science and his MS in Physics from the University of Toronto.
“We are very excited to have Dr. Zdasiuk joining our Board of Directors,” noted John Hollister, CEO of Imaging3. “George’s track record speaks for itself, in both the professional and academic arenas, and his leadership on our Scientific Advisory Board will be invaluable. We look forward to drawing upon his extensive industry experience as we develop our technology and progress towards commercialization.”
“The Imaging3 Dominion SmartScan technology appears to offer some important and novel combinations of value propositions that I expect will position them with the ability to address previously under-served or un-served segments of the global market. This potential for many novel use areas presents a fascinating development challenge and commercial opportunity, and I look forward to helping the Imaging3 team achieve their goals,” said Dr. Zdasiuk.
Jeffrey N. Peterson, Chairman of Imaging3, said, “Our efforts in re-building and leading the Company to achieve its global market potential require that we complete the assembly of a world-class management team and Board of Directors. Dr. Zdasiuk is a globally-recognized scientific leader in the medical imaging industry, with diverse experience in nurturing and commercializing innovative new technologies, and we are honored and pleased to welcome him to the Imaging3 Board.”
About Imaging3, Inc.
Imaging3, founded in 1993, has developed a patented medical imaging technology, called SafeScan™, that will produce 3D x-ray images, virtually in real time. The SafeScan technology will allow healthcare professionals to perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures more quickly and accurately, resulting in higher throughput for the clinicians and fewer safety risks for the patient. In addition, Imaging3’s technology exposes patients to significantly less harmful radiation than current imaging technologies such as CT scans, which the company believes will allow scans to be used in more pediatric applications than are currently prescribed. The technology also allows for greater portability, easier installation, and a significantly reduced cost burden for the healthcare system overall. Imaging3 is planning to submit a 510K application to the FDA in order to gain approval to commercialize the SafeScan technology.
Visit the company’s website at http://www.imaging3.com for detailed information about the Company’s technology.
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