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Pharmacy Choice - Pharmaceutical News - PlantForm Corporation is a privately-held Canadian biopharmaceutical company, commercializing a plant-based manufacturing platform, vivoXPRESS, for the low-cost production of high-value therapeutic drugs - July 28, 2017

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 2/15/17 - PlantForm Corporation is a privately-held Canadian biopharmaceutical company, commercializing a plant-based manufacturing platform, vivoXPRESS, for the low-cost production of high-value therapeutic drugs

PlantForm Corporation

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Sector: Life Science

PlantForm Corporation is a privately-held Canadian biopharmaceutical company, commercializing a plant-based manufacturing platform, vivoXPRESS, for the low-cost production of high-value therapeutic drugs. Their pipeline includes biosimilar drugs with a focus on international markets including China, Europe, India, Latin America, MENA as well as major North American and European markets. The company is also developing innovator biologics for niche infectious disease and countermeasures-to-bioterrorism markets. Their pipeline is funded through equity, government grants and contracts from non-profit organizations, such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

MG cp Summary

Patented production system (vivoXPRESS) - The plant based production system produces high quality drugs at very low cost.

Unique glycosylation of drugs - Protein and antibody molecules often have carbohydrates (sugars) decorating the surface. PlantForm can create unique structures increasing the efficacy and reducing the dose such protein and antibody drugs.

Experienced management team - Veterans in the biotechnology industry having the experience to move the high-value PlantForm investment proposition forward.

Don Stewart, CEO

Dr. Don Stewart, an entrepreneur and scientist, is a founder of PlantForm and assumes the roles of President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Stewart brings 30 years' management experience in the biotechnology industry to this role. Dr. Stewart has founded and developed companies in the field of biotechnology and in real estate.

Ron Hosking, CFO

Mr. Ron Hosking, an experienced financial manager and chartered accountant, is a founder of PlantForm Corporation. Mr. Hosking brings 35 years of experience, providing strong leadership, sound business management and clear strategic financial direction to growing businesses in the life sciences industry.

David Cayea, COO

Mr. David Cayea is an entrepreneur who has successfully launched private-sector companies in multiple industries over the last 20 years. Mr. Cayea joined PlantForm in 2011 as Director of International Relations & Business Development, responsible for advancing the Companies strategic growth strategy by developing and fostering global partnerships. More recently Mr Cayea was appointed to the expanded role of COO of PlantForm.

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