TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / February 22, 2021 / Kontrol Technologies Corp. (CSE:KNR)(OTCQB:KNRLF)(FSE:1K8) ("Kontrol Technologies" or "Kontrol" or "Company") is pleased to announce that it has established its previously announced scientific advisory board, (see press release dated January 20th, 2021) to assist the Company to accelerate existing applications and to develop new BioCloud technology applications.
"Now more than ever viral detection technology is critical to getting the economy and everyday life back to normal," says Paul Ghezzi, CEO of Kontrol. "Vaccines are integral to a broader recovery, however more technology is required for detection and monitoring. We are pleased to be taking a leadership role in this new industry of real-time viral detection infrastructure. Our technology was developed for the current pandemic and the pandemics of the future."
"We are very pleased to establish a world class advisory board for Kontrol BioCloud," says Gary Saunders, VP Kontrol. "Our advisory board members are at the top of their field and their counsel will be very important to the future of Kontrol BioCloud and other innovative applications of the technology we may seek to develop."
Advisory Board Members
Caroline Duchaine, Ph.D.
Dr. Duchaine is a full-time professor in the Department of biochemistry, microbiology and bioinformatics, Unversité Laval, researcher at the Research Center of the l'Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec-Université Laval. In 2000, she founded the bioaerosol research group, world leader in aerovirology, air microbiota analyzes, in vitro bioaerosols, industrial hygiene and agricultural health. She works closely with doctors, engineers, agronomists and physicists in order to develop transdisciplinary research projects aimed at understanding the role of bioaerosols in several contexts: public health, veterinary, agriculture, industry and hospitals. She has supervised more than 115 students and participated in more than 110 research projects, funded by provincial, national and international agencies. She has published 156 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 30 reports, 320 abstracts, and 65 invited lectures in addition to book chapters and scientific reports. She is part of numerous national and international committees and has chaired many international conference sessions. In addition to her undergraduate and graduate teaching involvement and young professors mentoring, she is regularly solicited by mass audience media and is active in knowledge translation. Professor Duchaine holds the Tier-1 Canada Research Chair in Bioaerosols and has been a FRQS and CIHR Scholar.
David E. Heinrichs, Ph.D.
Dr. Heinrichs received his Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology from Queen's University at Kingston was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Guelph. Dr. Heinrichs is currently a professor of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Western Ontario.
Dr. Heinrichs holds research grants to study the pathogenesis of the 'superbug' Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and is developing inhibitors as new therapeutic strategies against this pathogen. Recent work includes examining the effects of co-infection with MRSA and SARS-CoV-2.
Jimmy Dikeakos, Ph.D.
Dr. Dikeakos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Western University and the current President of the Canadian Society for Virology. Dr. Dikeakos obtained his B.Sc from McGill University and his PhD from the Université de Montréal. He then subsequently completed a Post-Doctoral fellowship with Dr. Gary Thomas at the Vollum Institute within the Oregon Health and Sciences University.
Since 2012, Dr. Dikeakos has directed a research lab specializing in HIV research at Western University where he supervises M.Sc, PhD, PDFs and 4th year Honors Thesis students. He has also taught hundreds of students introductory virology in his role as course co-coordinator of 2500A/B.
About Kontrol BioCloudTM
BioCloud is a real-time analyzer designed to detect airborne viruses. It has been designed to operate as a safe space technology by sampling the air quality over time. With a proprietary detection chamber that can be replaced as needed, viruses are detected, and an alert system is created in the Cloud or over local intranet. BioCloud has been designed for spaces where individuals gather including classrooms, offices, retirement homes, hospitals, mass transportation and others. Additional information about Kontrol BioCloud can be found on its website at www.kontrolbiocloud.com.
BioCloud is an air quality technology and not a medical device. The Company is not making any express or implied claims that its product has the ability to eliminate, cure or contain the COVID-19 (or SARS-2 Coronavirus). Safe Space Technology is a Kontrol Trademark.
About Kontrol Technologies
Kontrol Technologies Corp., a Canadian public company, is a leader in smart buildings and cities through IoT, Cloud and SaaS technology. Kontrol Technologies provides a combination of software, hardware, and service solutions to its customers to improve energy management, air quality and continuous emission monitoring.
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