Courtesy of PR Newswire
LAS VEGAS, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — DigiPath, Inc. (OTCBB and OTCQB: DIGP), a life sciences company that creates digital pathology solutions and is focusing on the botanical nutraceutical industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Cindy Orser, PhD, to its executive team at DigiPath Labs.
As Chief Science Officer, Dr. Orser will be responsible for:
- Designing the model concept best-in-class botanical nutraceutical testing lab with state-of-the-art equipment that ensures testing consistency and compliance with FDA standards.
- Creating industry leading, standardized botanical nutraceutical testing protocols that are in compliance with FDA and CLEA standards.
- Developing training curriculum, instructional materials and overseeing DigiPath Labs personnel training.
- Providing scientific, technical and regulatory guidance to the executive management team.
- Communicating and consulting with government officials.
“With a passion for innovation and an unmatched botany and scientific background, Dr. Orser was the best choice for Chief Science Officer of DigiPath Labs” said Todd Denkin, President of DigiPath, Inc., “We are all very excited to welcome her to the company as we move into botanical nutraceutical testing and development.”
Dr. Orser draws from over twenty years of experience innovating in both academia and private industry. Her responsibilities have included conceptualizing, executing and managing key projects, lab benchmarking, fundraising and budgeting, staffing, managing personnel, identifying outside collaborators and directing subcontractors. She has been the liaison between several of her companies and regulatory agencies, including the FDA and CDC.
“This position excites me because of the high standards the Company is setting and the highly relevant diagnostic and regulatory experience I bring to the team” said Dr. Orser, “I am very pleased to join the DigiPath group and believe that together we will create a cutting edge botanical nutraceutical testing process wrapped into a new laboratory concept.”
Dr. Orser holds eighteen issued patents and has authored forty-one peer-reviewed publications. She was awarded a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, where she discovered the molecular basis of bacterial ice nucleation to be a single genic trait. She received her BS in Botany from Montana State University in Bozeman.
Seven years ago, Dr. Orser founded Big Sky Biosystems Inc. As part of her role as president and CEO, she provided scientific, technical, regulatory and strategic affairs consulting for the molecular and medical diagnostics industry and the federal government.
Dr. Orser also was Co-founder and was Chief Science Officer of ASDx Biosystems, Inc., a company that developed rapid diagnostic tests for Homeland Security in conjunction with the CDC to identify biothreat agents such as ricin.
For ten years, Dr. Orser served as Corporate Senior Scientist and Head of the Biodefense/ Biotechnology Initiative at Areté Associates, a physics-based company and leader in the design, integration, and operation of in situ and remote sensing instrumentation. Prior to that, she served as Director of R&D at Adlyfe Inc., where she was responsible for the management of all aspects of bringing to market an innovative blood diagnostic for misfolded proteins associated with prion-mediated neurodegenerative disease.
Dr. Orser was also a tenured professor of biochemistry and bacteriology at the University of Idaho.
About DigiPath, Inc.
DigiPath, Inc., through its subsidiary, DigiPath, Corp., creates and markets innovative and reliable digital pathology solutions that empower private and academic institutions with the ability to create, store, manage, analyze, and correlate data collected through virtual microscopy.
DigiPath’s digital pathology portfolio includes PathScope™, PathCloud™, PathReview™, and PathConsult™ digital platforms to share and archive tissue images. DigiPath, Inc., is expanding into new lines of business associated with the research, development, licensing, and operation of botanical and nutra-pharmaceutical products and services.
For more information about this announcement or the company, go to www.digipath.com.
Source: DigiPath, Inc.