MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwired - August 18, 2014) -
Boston Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: BTHE
), a developer of complex carbohydrate therapeutics to treat diabetes, has appointed noted diabetes specialist Jaime A. Davidson, M.D. to its Medical Advisory Board.
Dr. Davidson is clinical professor of internal medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Touchstone Diabetes Center at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He serves as president of WorldWIDE, a non-profit diabetes education foundation, and as a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Diabetes. A member of the American Diabetes Association since 1974, he has also served as chair of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology Diabetes Consensus Guidelines. He received his M.D. degree from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City. Dr. Davidson completed his post-graduate training in the U.S. with internship and residency training in Texas and his Endocrinology Fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Larry K. Ellingson, chair of Boston Therapeutics Medical Advisory Board, said, "Dr. Davidson is a distinguished expert in the field of diabetes research. We believe his appointment to the Board will provide us with unique expertise to help guide the Company through its future endeavors."
David Platt, Chief Executive Officer of Boston Therapeutics, said, "Dr. Davidson will be a significant asset to us as we continue to seek the best path forward in diabetes research. His appointment to our Medical Advisory Board, and our expansion of it, is yet another example of the Company's focus on our core competency as a research and development organization. We are extremely fortunate to have attracted Dr. Davidson to serve on our Medical Advisory Board, and we look forward to harnessing his keen insights."
Dr. Davidson joins other noted diabetes experts Meng H. Tan, M.D., Philip Raskin, M.D., Charles M. Clark, Jr., M.D., and Larry K. Ellingson, to serve as Medical Advisory Board Members.
Dr. Tan is a professor of internal medicine (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes) at the University of Michigan. A past president of the Canadian Diabetes Association, senior medical director of the Diabetes Endocrine Platform Team and distinguished medical fellow of Eli Lilly and Company, he is a member of the American Diabetes Association and fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. Dr. Tan received his M.D. degree from Dalhousie University.
Dr. Raskin is the Clifton and Betsy Chair in Biomedical Research and professor of medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is also director of the diabetes clinic and former director of the University Diabetes Treatment Center at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. A member of the American Diabetes Association, he is the editor of the Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Clark is professor emeritus of medicine at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. A past president of the American Diabetes Association, he has served as chairman of the National Diabetes Education Program Steering Committee and as editor of Diabetes Care. He has also served as chair of the Conference on the Worldwide Burden of Diabetes. He received his M.D. degree from Indiana University School of Medicine.
Larry K. Ellingson is Chairman of Boston Therapeutics Medical Advisory Board.
A former Chairman of the Board of the American Diabetes Association, Mr. Ellingson has more than four decades of experience in drug development with a strong emphasis on diabetes and related diseases. Mr. Ellingson is the principal of Global Diabetes Consulting, which works with several companies as well as the North Dakota State University College of Pharmacy. He was Executive Director Diabetes Care at Eli Lilly & Co. He is also a former chair of the board of Protemix Ltd., a biotechnology company focused on proteomics and the development of molecules for diabetes and related diseases. He holds an executive MBA degree from Babson College and a BS degree in pharmacy from North Dakota State University.
About Boston Therapeutics, Inc.
Boston Therapeutics, headquartered in Manchester, NH, (OTCQB: BTHE) is an innovator in designing compounds using complex carbohydrate chemistry. The company's product pipeline is focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic molecules that address diabetes and inflammatory diseases, including: BTI-320, a non-systemic therapeutic compound designed to reduce post-meal glucose elevation, and IPOXYN, an injectable anti-necrosis drug designed initially to treat lower limb ischemia associated with diabetes. The company also produces and sells SUGARDOWN®, a non-systemic complex carbohydrate-based dietary food supplement designed to support healthy blood glucose. More information is available at www.bostonti.com.
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