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Aereus Technologies Appoints World Class Scientific Advisory Board

November 6, 2018

TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - Olin Brass affiliate, Aereus Technologies, a manufacturer of a proprietary copper alloy process, has established a world class Scientific Advisory Board, comprised of the following members: 

The Aereus Scientific Advisory Board will advise management and the board of directors on research initiatives, evaluate research results, review product designs and strategies, and assist with presentations to be made at scientific and industry conferences, and to Aereus customers.

"We are increasingly aware of the negative effects of dangerous pathogens in hospitals across the world. As such, chairing this important initiative is an important step to help integrate smart surface technologies into health care environments to help protect against the spread of infectious bacteria," said Dr. Tom Harmantas.

"We feel that our globally unique technology is capable of helping to reduce acquired infections by reducing the bacterial load in any environment, not the least of which in hospitals. The board will serve as an invaluable asset allowing us to better understand the needs in the healthcare sector and beyond," added Jodi Butts, Chair of Aereus Technologies. 

Dr. Shaf Keshavjee 
Thoracic surgeon and Director of the Toronto Lung Transplant Program at Toronto Lung Transplant Program. He is Surgeon-in-Chief, James Wallace McCutcheon Chair in Surgery at University Health Network and Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery and Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Keshavjee's clinical practice is in thoracic oncology, lung cancer and lung transplantation. He has a passion for surgery and innovative research. He is a scientist in the McEwen Center for Regenerative Medicine at UHN. He has received numerous awards for contributions to medicine, including the George Armstrong Peters Young Investigator Award, Canada's Top 40 Under 40 Award, the Colin Woolf Award for Excellence in Medical Education and the Lister Prize in Surgery - the highest award for research achievement in the University of Toronto Department of Surgery. He has also received two Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals. He was awarded the Order of Ontario and also received the country's highest civilian honour with an appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Dr. Tom Harmantas 
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto. Formerly Chief of Staff, St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto and Chief Medical Executive and Vice President, Clinical Programs. Dr. Harmantas is a renowned General Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist with over 20 years of clinical experience having trained at the University of Toronto and further obtained his MSc degree from the Harvard University School of Public Health. 

He has extensive administrative and managerial experience in both the public and private sectors having served as a Board Member as well as Chair for the Hospital Medical Advisory Committee and the Quality of Care Committee for over 10 years.

Dr. Robert Bell
Dr. Robert S. Bell is an internationally recognized orthopedic surgeon, health care executive, clinician-scientist, and educator. Dr. Bell brings more than 30 years of health care experience to the Scientific Advisory Board.

Bob recently retired as Ontario Deputy Minister of Health. He is the former President and CEO of University Health Network, COO at Princess Margaret Hospital and Chair of both Cancer Care Ontario's Clinical Council and the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario. 

About Aereus Technologies 
Aereus Technologies Inc. is an Ontario, Canada-based affiliate of Olin Brass. Aereus is a manufacturing company, specializing in antimicrobial copper solutions. Through their proprietary process, Aereus creates a thin, solid copper alloy layer that kills harmful bacteria on contact and can be applied to almost any solid surface. Aereus Technologies is also the owner of Interspec Systems Ltd., which manufactures hospital headwalls and accessories at their facility in Rosemont, Ontario and Alspec Industries, an ISO 9001-2000 certified metal fabricator. For more information about Aereus, please visit www.aereustech.com or contact sales@aereustech.com.

About CuVerro® and Olin Brass
CuVerro® antimicrobial copper is a product offering from Olin Brass, a division of GBC Metals, LLC, which is a key part of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. is a leading, value-added converter, fabricator, processor, and distributor of specialized non-ferrous products in North America. We engage in metal melting and casting, rolling, drawing, extruding, welding, stamping, and coating to fabricate finished and semi-finished alloy products from processed scrap, virgin metals, and other refined metals. Our products include a wide range of sheet, strip, foil, rod, tube, painted and fabricated metal component products. Olin Brass products are used in a variety of applications across diversified markets, including the building and housing, munitions, automotive, transportation, coinage, electronics/electrical components, industrial machinery and equipment and general consumer markets.

For more information visit www.cuverro.com or contact cuverro@olinbrass.com. (AE-0006-1810)

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