VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2012) - Sirona Biochem Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SBM)(PINKSHEETS:SRBCF)(FRANKFURT:ZSB), a biotechnology company specializing in carbohydrate chemistry technology, is pleased to announce that it is has engaged Ray Matthews & Associates Inc. (RM&A) to provide corporate development and strategic advisory consulting services.
"Ray Matthews and his team have a proven track record in supporting financing efforts for several biotechnology companies," stated Dr. Howard Verrico, President & CEO of Sirona Biochem. "Ray Matthews and Associates joins Sirona Biochem at an exciting time with the company focused on partnering and commercialization. Our company will benefit from RM&A's broad range of experience in strategic planning, corporate development, investor relations and operational consultation," Dr. Verrico added.
"In our first fund (Advantage), some of our early success was due to holdings which had novel solutions addressing blockbuster markets. Sirona Biochem has a compound in development which has the potential to achieve substantial shareholder value. I am excited to be able to add value and help attract additional talent and networks to advance this program," commented Ray Matthews.
About Sirona Biochem Corp.
Sirona Biochem is a biotechnology company developing diabetes therapeutics, cancer vaccine antigens, skin depigmenting and anti-aging agents for cosmetic use, and biological ingredients. The company utilizes a proprietary chemistry technique to improve pharmaceutical properties of carbohydrate-based molecules. For more information, visit www.sironabiochem.com.
About Ray Matthews & Associates Inc.
Ray Matthews & Associates Inc (RM&A) is a strategic advisory firm focusing on corporate development, M&A, strategic planning and boutique IR services to Canadian and U.S.-based companies at all stages of development. For more information on RM&A Inc, please visit www.raymatthews.ca.
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