Vancouver, British Columbia – May 29, 2013 – Sirona Biochem Corp. (TSX-V: SBM, OTCQX: SRBCF, Frankfurt: ZSB) is pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) to create a collaboration with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The goal of the collaboration is to create a novel skin care technology by combining Sirona Biochem’s patented cell preservation glycoprotemim with Cincinnati Children’s patented synthetic vernix technology.
“Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is a world leader in discovery of innovative therapeutic treatments and technology,” said Neil Belenkie, CEO of Sirona Biochem. “We are proud to be developing a partnership where our two unique technologies will be combined with the intent of creating industry-leading skin therapies with potential for multiple applications”.
“We are excited to collaborate with Sirona Biochem and their team of experts to explore the potential of combining our two technologies,” said Niki Robinson, PhD, assistant vice president of Cincinnati Children’s Center for Technology Commercialization. “This is an important step in ensuring our technology enters the market and is ultimately positioned to improve patient outcomes.”
About Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center ranks third in the nation among all Honor Roll hospitals in U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 Best Children’s Hospitals ranking. It is ranked #1 for neonatology and in the top 10 for all pediatric specialties. Cincinnati Children’s is one of the top two recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health, and a research and teaching affiliate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The medical center is internationally recognized for improving child health and transforming delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation. Additional information can be found at www.cincinnatichildrens.org.
About Sirona Biochem Corp. Sirona Biochem is a biotechnology company developing diabetes therapeutics, skin depigmenting and anti-aging agents for cosmetic and pharmaceutical use, biological ingredients and cancer vaccine antigens. The company utilizes a proprietary chemistry technique to improve pharmaceutical properties of carbohydrate-based molecules. Sirona Biochem is the parent company of French-based biotechnology company, TFChem. For more information visit: www.sironabiochem.com.
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