NEW YORK, January 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
BreedIT Corp (OTC: BRDT), through its Israeli subsidiary, BreedIT Ltd., the exclusive worldwide distributor of highly sophisticated agro-breeding solutions for plant breeders and researchers, today announced that on January 7, 2014, the Company's board of directors appointed chemistry and pharmaceutical industry expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner as its new member of the board.
From 1975 to 2012, Dr. Weiner held executive positions with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE: TEVA) and its subsidiaries ("Teva"). He was Vice President of Global Products of Teva from 2005 to 2011 where he was responsible for global Generic and Innovative Research and Development.
Dr. Weiner was also a Member of the Core Management Committee.
Dr. Weiner holds a B.Sc. Degree in General Chemistry and Biochemistry, graduating with distinction at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, a M.Sc. Degree in Organic Chemistry, graduating with distinction at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Ph.D. Degree from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Dr. Weiner did his Post-Doctorate studies at Schering Plough Corporation in Bloomfield, New Jersey, on "Exploratory work of new drugs, research in organic chemistry, and pharmacology." Notable accolades include receiving the Rothschild Prize for Innovation/Export for the development of Copaxone(R) for Multiple Sclerosis and for the development of alpha D3 for Dialysis and Osteoporosis.
Dr. Weiner commented, "I am pleased with the high potential of BreedIT's technology. My pharmaceutical background will allow me to consult and advise how to maximize future products potential uses, especially in the efforts to pursue opportunities in the Medical Cannabis field."
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