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Timothy Barberich and Wayne Roe to Join Gemin X Board of Directors.



MONTREAL -- Gemin X Biotechnologies Inc. today announced the appointment of Timothy J. Barberich and Wayne I. Roe to its board of directors. Mr. Barberich currently serves as CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  and Chairman of the Board of Sepracor Inc. and brings extensive experience in company building and value creation to the Gemin X board. Mr. Roe has more than 25 years of experience in pharmacoeconomics and technology assessment and currently serves as a director for several pharmaceutical companies.

"We are pleased to welcome Mr. Barberich and Mr. Roe to our board of directors. Their arrival will provide Gemin X with a vast breadth of industry experience to draw upon as we continue to advance GX15-070, our lead compound, through clinical trials for the treatment of cancer," said Dan Giampuzzi, President and CEO of Gemin X. "We look forward to their contributions to the growth and success of Gemin X."

Since founding Sepracor in 1984, Mr. Barberich has led the company through its initial public offering and the spin-outs of four publicly traded companies publicly traded company

A company whose shares of common stock are held by the public and are available for purchase by investors. The shares of publicly traded firms are bought and sold on the organized exchanges or in the over-the-counter market.
, growing Sepracor into a successful pharmaceutical company with nearly $6 billion in market capitalization Market Capitalization

A measure of a public company's size. Market capitalization is the total dollar value of all outstanding shares. It's calculated by multiplying the number of shares times the current market price. This term is often referred to as market cap.
. In addition to his current positions with Sepracor, Mr. Barberich serves on the board of directors for BioSphere biosphere, irregularly shaped envelope of the earth's air, water, and land encompassing the heights and depths at which living things exist. The biosphere is a closed and self-regulating system (see ecology), sustained by grand-scale cycles of energy and of  Medical Inc., Point Therapeutics Inc., and PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) is an industry trade group representing the pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies in the United States.  industry organization. Prior to founding Sepracor, Mr. Barberich held various marketing, sales and management positions at Millipore Corporation For other uses, see Millipore.
Millipore Corporation (NYSE: MIL) founded in 1954, listed among the S&P 500 since the early 1990s, is an international biosciences company, known widely for its micrometer pore-size filters and tests.
. He also held various project management and research scientist positions at American Cyanamid Company. Mr. Barberich holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from King's College.

Mr. Roe is currently an independent consultant in the life sciences industry and serves on the Board of Directors for several pharmaceutical and medical device companies, including Aradigm Corporation, Ista Pharmaceuticals Inc., Aderis Pharmaceuticals Inc., Intrapace Inc. and Favrille Inc. He has also previously served as an advisor to the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, the Institute of Medicine and the Health Care Financing Administration Health Care Financing Administration,
n.pr department in the U.S. agency of Health and Human Services responsible for the oversight of the Medicaid and Medicare benefit programs, including guidelines, payment, and coverage policies.
. Mr. Roe was Senior Vice President of Product Economics and Health Policy for United Therapeutics Inc.; founder and Chairman of Covance Health Economics and Outcomes Services Inc., a contract research and developmental services company; and President of Health Technology Associates, a pharmaceutical industry consulting firm. He earned M.A.s from the State University of New York (body) State University of New York - (SUNY) The public university system of New York State, USA, with campuses throughout the state.  and the University of Maryland University of Maryland can refer to:
  • University of Maryland, College Park, a research-extensive and flagship university; when the term "University of Maryland" is used without any qualification, it generally refers to this school
 and a B.A. from Union College.

Gemin X Biotechnologies Inc. specializes in the discovery and development of novel small-molecule cancer therapeutics based on the regulation of apoptosis, the body's natural ability to destroy injured or damaged cells. Gemin X's lead product, GX15-070, is a small molecule, pan-inhibitor of Bcl-2 proteins. Gemin X is also developing small molecules that induce apoptosis in p53-defective cancers. Gemin X is privately held and is located in Montreal, Quebec and Malvern, Pennsylvania. For additional information please visit Gemin X at www.geminx.com
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