CNA DIAGNOSTICS INC. (CNAD) is a molecular diagnostics

company specializing in the development and licensing

of genome-specific biomarkers and testing procedures for

the global diagnostics market. Our technology has the ability

to detect multiple human and animal diseases before the

occurrence of the first clinical signs, which indicate that

a disease or infection exists.

 

Our technology delivers a repeatable and scalable process for biomarker

development. This novel bioinformatics system allows CNAD to match DNA

sequences and phenotypic information with earlier stages of disease progress

providing the subsequent identification of biomarkers related to the disease state

of the target genome, be it human or animal.

 

Human and veterinarian medicine requires scientific advancements for the early diagnosis of disease conditions. This is the key to saving life, and costs, through early treatment. As an additional benefit, the proprietary technology of CNAD Diagnostics Inc. allows for the reduction in the misuse of antibiotics when raising livestock, thereby restraining antimicrobial resistance which we believe will be one of the most serious health threats of the next century. CNAD’s current intellectual property portfolio is in various stages of development presently encompassing eight diseases in total for human, production livestock and companion animals.

 

Our mission is to advance and commercialize new biomarker discoveries through our disruptive technology platform that maps a future pathway to a new world in diagnostic medicine. Our technology exemplifies the true meaning of “life sciences.”

 

 

 

Management

 

 

David L. Gordon, Bcomm – CEO, CFO

 

A business and financial professional with +15 years’ experience in optimizing business performance and deploying capital into organizations to maximize potential. David worked in the investment banking industry with a major Canadian financial institution, and has resolved a wide spectrum of operational, business, and financial issues for small to large-cap clients and government organizations. David has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation; is a Project Management Professional (PMP); won the silver medal in Operations Management for his Commerce degree; has completed the CPA CFO operational skills course; is well versed in leadership strategy and has published articles on strategy execution.

 

 

Dr. Christoph W. Sensen – CSO

 

A founding member of CNA Diagnostics Inc., Dr. Sensen is a University Professor for Computational Biotechnology at the Graz University of Technology in Austria and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He participated in several large-scale Genome Research programs, including two for the development of markers for CWD and BSE, and co-Author on more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and has edited or published six books in the field of Genome Research and Bioinformatics.  Dr. Sensen is a reviewer for granting agencies and Journals; and Associate Editor for Genomics & Bioinformatics for Journal Biotechnology.

 

Previously he worked for seven years as a Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada’s Institute for Marine Biosciences (NRC-IMB) and as a visiting scientist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg (13 months). He studied Biology in Mainz, Düsseldorf and Cologne and obtained a Dr. rer. nat. degree from the University of Cologne in 1994.

 

 

 

Board of Directors

 

 

Dr. Greg Andrews – Chairman, Director

 

Dr. Andrews is an Equine Veterinarian who has practiced in the Calgary area for 35 years. Until recently he was the CEO of Moore Equine Veterinary Centre, which is the largest equine practice in Canada. He was past President of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, the Western Canadian Association of Equine Practitioners, as well as involvement with the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and Equine Canada. Greg has served on the advisory boards of the University of Calgary School of Veterinary Medicine and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. His business experience includes positioning Moore Equine to purchase several veterinary clinics in Alberta as well as expanding the practice within the Calgary area. Dr. Andrews currently chairs the Board of Directors of Inova Partners LLP, a successful veterinary software and management company that services large, complex veterinary practices worldwide which is centered out of Alberta and Texas.  He also has been on the boards of small public oil and gas companies and presently has business interests in that industry. Greg received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors after participating in the Directors Education program of the Rotman School of Business.

 

 

Dr. Christoph W. Sensen – Director

 

A founding member of CNA Diagnostics Inc., Dr. Sensen is a University Professor for Computational Biotechnology at the Graz University of Technology in Austria and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He participated in several large-scale Genome Research programs, including two for the development of markers for Chronic Wasting Disease and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, and co-Author on more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and has edited or published six books in the field of Genome Research and Bioinformatics.  Dr. Sensen is a reviewer for granting agencies and Journals; and Associate Editor for Genomics & Bioinformatics for Journal Biotechnology.

 

Previously he worked for seven years as a Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada’s Institute for Marine Biosciences (NRC-IMB) and as a visiting scientist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg (13 months). He studied Biology in Mainz, Düsseldorf and Cologne and obtained a Dr. rer. nat. degree from the University of Cologne in 1994.

 

 

Dr. G. Kee Jim – Director

 

Dr. Jim received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) in 1983 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  He is the founding partner of Feedlot Health Management Services Ltd. (FHMS), and the 2008 recipient of the American Association of Bovine Practitioner’s Practitioner of the Year award.  Dr. Jim is also a past recipient of the American Association of Bovine Practitioner’s Beef Award for Excellence in Veterinary Preventative Medicine, the Schering-Plough Animal Health Veterinary Award from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, and the Canadian Animal Health Institute Leadership Award. Dr. Jim is currently the CEO and Managing Director of Feedlot Health Management Services Ltd. Kee Jim’s companies, G.K Jim Farms and affiliated companies Cattlinc Inc, Silverado Cattle Inc., Taweel Cattle Company Ltd., Korova Feeders Ltd., and Diamond Feeders are major players in the Canadian and United States cattle industries through ownership of cows, backgrounding cattle, grass cattle and feedlot cattle.  In addition, Dr. Jim has served on the board of directors of several beef industry groups including the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Livestock Identification Services Ltd, Canadian Cattle Identification Agency, Canada Beef Export Federation and the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency.  He has also served as Board Chair of the Canada Beef Export Federation and Vice Chairman of the Alberta Cattle Feeder’s Association.

 

 

Alec Milne – Director

 

A principal with Framework Partners Inc. with an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, Mr. Milne has broad experience in domestic and international management consulting. His passion for an analytical approach toward problem solving has earned him a 20-year reputation for quality and service in economic valuations, feasibility studies, analytical studies, business plans, research and market assessment studies. Mr. Milne's dedication to clients enables him to deliver practical and effective recommendations within clients' means, which guarantees effective and efficient implementation and measurable results. Mr. Milne is a member of the Marketing Research Intelligence Association of Canada and is a Certified Management Consultant.

 

 

Dennis L. Nerland, QC – Director

 

Mr. Nerland received his Bachelor of Science Degree with honors in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Calgary in 1975. Further pursuing his education, he received his Master of Arts Degree in Economics from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario in 1976 and finally, his Juris Doctorate from the University of Calgary in 1979. Mr. Nerland has completed the Rotman/ Haskayne Directors Education Program and achieved the designation of Institute-Certified Director (ICD.D) from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2011. He successfully completed the Rotman Financial Literacy Program and has received the TEP designation from the Society of Trust and Estate Planners (STEP). In 2014, and was appointed a Queen's Counsel (QC) of Alberta. Mr. Nerland is presently a director and trustee of a significant number of private financial businesses and trusts. In addition to this he is currently, and has previously been, a director of numerous public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange. His professional memberships include: The Law Society of Alberta, The Calgary Bar Association, The Canadian Tax Foundation, The Canadian Bar Association, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and The Institute of Corporate Directors, Institute-Certified Director, ICD.D.

 

 

 

Advisory Board

 

Dr. David Chalack – A Veterinarian Active in Canada’s Cattle Industry with Extensive International Experience

 

Dr. Chalack currently holds the position of international sales manager with Alta Genetics Inc. based in Balzac, Alberta, and is owner/partner and president of Rocky Mountain Holsteins Ltd. Dr. Chalack is past Chairman of the Board of Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA); is a past chairman of the board for the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. He chairs the ministerial advisory board of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and is a director for Horse Racing Alberta and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Chalack is a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors and has recently been appointed to the board of the Canadian Dairy Network (CDN). In addition to his 25 years with Alta Genetics Inc., Dr. Chalack practiced veterinary medicine as a partner at Moore & Co. Veterinary Clinic, with a focus on large animal medicine, bovine health, and reproduction management.  Dr. Chalack has adopted the One Health Initiative in his work, which is a worldwide strategy for collaboration in advancing the health of humans, animals, and the environment to encourage sustainability. Dr. Chalack holds a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Saskatchewan and attended the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Agriculture.  As recognition for many years spent advancing Canadian agriculture domestically and internationally, Dr. Chalack was inducted into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2011.

 

 

Dr. Robert B. Church – Professor Emeritus of Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,

University of Calgary

 

Founding Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary and Associate Dean Medical Research. Research in developmental genetics, genome organization, gene expression and embryo manipulation resulted in over 250 publications and invitations for presentations to medical sciences, biotechnology and animal production meetings. Dr. Church is a consultant to medical technologies, biotechnology, embryo manipulation and livestock management businesses worldwide. Dr. Church is a Member of the Order of Canada, and was inducted into the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame in 1991. He received the Alberta Order of Excellence in 1993, was named Chief Black Eagle of Treaty #7 Tribes in 1990 and was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Medal in 2002 and the Growing Alberta Distinguished Leadership award in 2003. Dr. Church was inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame and, in 2006, was inducted into the Alberta Bio-industry Hall of Fame. Dr. Church is a Director of AVAC Ltd., Past Chair of the Alberta Science & Research Authority, Past President of the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede and has served as a Director for many companies, including Alta Livestock Transplants, a precursor to Alta Genetics Inc., Connaught Laboratories Ltd., Biostar Inc., CV Technologies, Veterinary Infectious Diseases Organization, CIBA-Geigy, Neurospheres Ltd., Monsanto Co., and Vencap Equities Ltd.

 

 

 

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