SHANGHAI, Oct 30, 2009 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- China-Biotics, Inc.("China-Biotics", "the Company"), a leading Chinese firm specializing in the manufacture, research, development, marketing and distribution of probiotics products, today announced the appointment of Dr. Tom Gu as Vice President, effective November 2. In this role, Dr. Gu will oversee the development of China Biotics' probiotics products in order to meet the growing demand the Company has seen from China and the global market.
Dr. Gu has an impressive background in biochemistry and pathology with extensive practical experience in U.S. FDA-certified medical applications obtained from his work at China-based medical companies over the past eight years. Previously, Dr. Gu served as project manager for Life Technologies Corporation in the United States. Dr. Gu graduated from the University of Arizona with a Ph.D in molecular medicine. He received an EMBA from North Virginia University and a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Jilin University of China. Dr. Gu has also conducted postdoctoral research with the National Institutes of Health and previously served as a director of the United States Federation for Culture Collections. In addition, Dr. Gu is currently a member of the Expert Committee of the Shanghai Zhangjiang Bio-Pharmaceutical Base.
"We are very excited to have someone of Dr. Gu's caliber join us and lead our research and development team," said Mr. Jinan Song, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Biotics. "His impressive academic achievements and practical experience will enhance and solidify our R&D capabilities, which will be of critical importance as we expand the scale of our operations. We are currently in trial production at our new 150 metric ton probiotics facility, which we expect to complete by year end. At that point, we will begin the second phase of our capacity expansion. Dr. Gu's education and practical experience in United States will be an asset in evaluating and assessing potential overseas business opportunities."
"I'm delighted to have the opportunity to join a company with such a strong reputation for innovation and quality as China-Biotics. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience in order to help China-Biotics further extend its reach and reputation as a leading probiotics company," said Dr. Gu.
About China-Biotics, Inc.
China-Biotics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of biotechnology products and supplements, engages in the research, development, marketing and distribution of probiotics dietary supplements. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Shanghai Shining Biotechnology Co., Ltd., the Company has operations in Shanghai. Its proprietary product portfolio contains live microbial nutritional supplements under the "Shining" brand. Currently, the products are sold OTC through large distributors to pharmacies and supermarkets in Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang. Currently, China-Biotics is strategically expanding its production capacity of probiotics to meet growing demand in the bulk additive market. For more information, please visit http://www.chn-biotics.com .
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