Dr. Wayne Cheney, PhD
Co-founder, President and Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Cheney has over 28 years of combined R&D experience with 18 years in the biopharmaceutical industry and another 10 years performing research in academic and government labs in both Canada and the U.S. Significantly, 12 years of his R&D experience have focused directly on oncology. Dr. Cheney was principal scientist and project leader for several successful discovery/pre-clinical development phase compounds for epilepsy, as well as for gout and cancer, while at Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Ardea Biosciences, respectively, and significantly helped translate these compounds into the clinic. Specifically, Potiga®/Trobalt® (Valeant/GSK) is now a marketed drug in the U.S. and EU for treatment of epileptic partial on-set seizures, while Ardea Biosciences’ (now Astra Zeneca) gout drug Zurampic® is marketed in the U.S. (now by Ironwood), and EU, and their oncology drug BAY 86-9766 reached phase II clinical testing with partner Bayer Healthcare AG.
Dr. Cheney received his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Wyoming (U.S.), a BSc in Biology from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and has performed post-doctoral research at Temple University (Fels Institute for Cancer Research) in Philadelphia, and at Canji, Inc. (a Schering-Plough subsidiary, now Merck) in San Diego. He has published a number of peer-reviewed scientific publications and has been named as co-inventor or inventor on four patents, and has others pending.
Elaine Allison, CSP
Co-founder, Vice President of Business Development
Elaine has clients globally as a professional speaker, educator, and consultant helping corporations to significantly grow their business. She is well trained and experienced with the media and has been featured in many global newspapers, magazines, television shows and radio . She has run several of her own successful companies since 1999. She is also a bestselling author on a book for women and leadership. Her extensive leadership and business background spans many industries. She has assisted companies in raising capital during both early and late stage phases. Combined with a good knowledge of global economics and social issues, Elaine is dedicated to making Novelogics Biotechnology Inc. a success.
Simon Dorey, CA, CPA, ACA
CFO, multiple corporations
Graduate: Oxford University, UK
Board of Directors
Mr. Cormack is an accomplished board member, executive and venture capitalist with almost three decades of experience in the biotechnology industry. Having served in executive positions for public and private life sciences companies, Mr. Cormack adds deep experience in the design and implementation of strategic growth plans, including mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Cormack has seventeen years of board service with multiple companies and organizations and seventeen years of CEO experience in four companies, including 8 years as a public company CEO. He was a co-founder of three biotechnology companies and has negotiated and completed multiple M&A transactions, dozens of strategic partner and licensing agreements and has raised hundreds of millions of equity capital through public and private transactions.
Mr. Cormack currently serves on the Board of Directors of Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHV), The Vancouver Prostate Centre at Vancouver General Hospital, and The Prostate Centre’s Translation Research Initiative for Accelerated Discovery and Development. Mr. Cormack holds a B.S. degree from the University of Alberta.
Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Randall Moreadith, MD, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Serina Therapeutics, Inc. , AL, USA
SVP, Chief Development Officer, Nektar Therapeutics
Chief Medical Officer, Renovis , Inc.
Emma Guns (Scientific Advisor)
Department of Urologic Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia
Co-Director, Pharmacology and Drug Design Senior Scientist Vancouver Prostate Centre
Wayne Cockburn (Advisor)
Managing Director, International Capital Management, Inc.
Some of our Partners & Contract Research Labs