Mr. Bacha is a seasoned executive leader with nearly twenty years of life sciences experience in the areas of operations, strategy and finance. His background includes successful public and private company building from both a start-up and turn around perspective; establishing and leading thriving management and technical teams; and raising capital in both the public and private markets. Mr. Bacha serves as a Director of Sernova Corp. (TSX-V: SVA), was the founding CEO of Inimex Pharmaceuticals Inc and co-founder of XBiotech and Urigen Holdings Inc. He has also held positions as and Exec. VP Corporate Affairs & Chief Operating Officer at Clera Inc., VP Corporate Development at Inflazyme Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (TSE: IZP) and Senior Manager & Director at KPMG Health Ventures . Mr. Bacha has been recognized as a "Top 40 under 40" executive by Business in Vancouver magazine and is active in the community through volunteerism with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program and as Chairman of the Board for Covenant House Vancouver, an organization dedicated to assisting at-risk and homeless youth to re-enter society . He received his MBA(honors) from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and a B.Sc. in BioPhysics/Premed from the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Brown has more than twenty years of drug discovery and development experience. He has served as Chairman of Mountain View Pharmaceutical's Board of Directors since 2000 and is the President of Valent Technologies, LLC. In 1999 he founded ChemGenex Therapeutics, which merged with a publicly traded Australian company in 2004 to become ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals (ASX: CXS/NASDAQ: CXSP), of which he served as President and a Director until 2009. He was previously a co-founder of Matrix Pharmaceutical, Inc., where he served as Vice President (VP) of Scientific Affairs from 1985-1995 and as VP, Discovery Research, from 1995-1999. He also previously served as an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard University Medical School and as a Research Associate in Radiology at Stanford University Medical School. He received his B.A. in Biology and Chemistry (1971), M.S. in Cell Biology (1975) and Ph.D. in Radiation and Cancer Biology (1979), all from New York University. Dr. Brown is an inventor on about 34 issued US patents and applications, many with foreign counterparts.
Mr. Praill has been Chief Financial Officer of the Company since January 2013 and previously served as a consultant to the Company. Since 2004, Mr. Praill has been an independent consultant providing accounting and administrative services to companies in the resource industry. Mr. Praill served as CFO of Strata Oil & Gas, Inc. from June 2007 to September 2008. From November 1999 to October 2003 Mr. Praill was Director of Finance at Inflazyme Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mr. Praill completed his articling at Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1996. Mr. Praill obtained his Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) designation in 2001. Mr. Praill received a Financial Management Diploma (Honors), from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1993, and a Bachelor of Science from Simon Fraser University in 1989.