JILIN, China, Oct. 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Global Pharmatech, Inc. , a company which combines R&D of botanical drug products, manufacturing, and sales and marketing for the Over-the-Counter (OTC) and prescription drug markets, announced today that Jilin Tian Yao Drug Safety Evaluation Co., Ltd. (JDE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Pharmatech, Inc. (GBLP), has recently appointed Dr. Shijie Yang as its Chairman and President. Dr. Yang is a well-respected and highly reputable scientist in the Chinese medical field. He is an expert in pre-clinical drug development and evaluation. Dr. Yang graduated in 1970 from Jilin Medical University, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1995 from Aichi Medical University, Japan. During the past ten years, he worked as a professor and then as the Chairman of Department of Pharmacology at Bethune Medical University. Prior to joining the company, he worked as the Dean of College of Basic Medical Sciences at Jilin University.
Dr. Yang is an expert advisor for the Chinese regulatory authority, the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA). He also holds positions in various scientific associations and was editor of several pharmacology textbooks used by Chinese medical students. From 1996 to present, he has been supervising more than 50 graduate students, including 15 Ph.D. students. Dr. Yang has more than 60 publications and received several important scientific awards from the Chinese government, as well as from various scientific organizations.
Research focuses of Dr. Yang are cardiovascular pharmacology and molecular pharmacology. He has been using molecular biological technologies to discover drug candidates with potential activities for the treatment of arrhythmia, myocardial ischemia and apoptosis. His most recent research project is ''the pharmacological activities of Triterpenoid Saponis against ischemia in cerebral and myocardial tissues.''
Dr. Sun Xiaobo, President and CEO of Global Pharmatech, commented, ''We are very pleased to have Dr. Yang in our company. As a newly appointed Chairman and President, Dr. Yang will be able to bring many new clients and government-sponsored research projects into the company. Recruitment of Dr. Yang will significantly improve the image of GBLP in both domestic and international medical fields.''
About Global Pharmatech
Global Pharmatech, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets proprietary drugs that are based on Traditional Chinese Medicine while utilizing modern facilities and advanced R&D technologies. Global Pharmatech offers a full range of ''start to finish'' biotech services, from R&D and testing, to manufacturing drugs in liquid and solid dose forms, to sales and marketing. Global Pharmatech utilizes unique extraction methods and innovative techniques that have been developed by its R&D team. Global Pharmatech's core business to date has been licensing its R&D patents and technologies for botanical/biological drug products. Global Pharmatech's operations are currently based in the People's Republic of China with sales distribution in China, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
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