Dr. Jon-Paul Powers, Ph.D., Joins dicentra Inc.

Jon-Paul Powers has recently joined the team of expert consultants at dicentra inc. filling the position of scientific advisor, product formula developer, regulatory associate and clinical trial designer and coordinator.

Dr. Powers holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of British Columbia and a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Carleton University. Jon-Paul transitioned to dicentra from a regulatory role at the Natural Health Products Directorate of Health Canada where he served as an assessment officer and acting unit head in the clinical trial division. During his time at the NHPD, Jon-Paul assessed a wealth of clinical trial applications involving a broad range of disease states and interventions including both natural health and drug products. He also assisted in the design of clinical trial protocols for industrial and academic sponsors, participated in working groups and workshops focusing on clinical trials, and has detailed experience working with the Food and Drugs Act and its associated Regulations.

During his scientific career, Jon-Paul focused on the design, development and understanding of peptide antimicrobials and their associated mechanisms of action. He is listed as a co-inventor of a series of immunomodulatory peptides on a number of international patents which formed the basis for the creation of a biotechnology company that is continuing the development and commercialization of these potential therapeutic agents. He has also served as an industrial associate to an established biopharmaceutical company and assisted in the pre-clinical characterization of the company’s lead therapeutic candidate, a topical antimicrobial. Jon-Paul is also an author of a variety of peer-reviewed scientific publications.

About dicentra:

dicentra inc. is Canada's leading consulting company whose prime directive is to develop the most impact and effective natural health products solutions available today. dicentra is an organization that designs and evaluates advanced natural health supplements for many of today's top brands across Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Their product licensing applications to the Natural Health Products Directorate of Health Canada are consistently successful in obtaining the most demanding health claims. By attracting top level consultants, dicentra has defined itself as a leader in the Natural Health Products industry.

For inquiries please contact Peter Wojewnik at [email protected] or at 1-416-361-3400 ext. 225.

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