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Diagnostic Strategist appointed to Board

Organisation/People News

7 Mar 2023

Gemina Appoints Diagnostic Strategist Martha Najib to the Board


News Release March 07, 2023

Gemina Labs Appoints Diagnostic Strategist Martha Najib to the Board

March 7, 2023, VANCOUVER, BC

Gemina Laboratories Ltd. (CSE:GLAB)(FRA:8I7) (the "Company" or "Gemina") is delighted to announce that it has appointed Martha Najib as an independent director of the Company.

Ms. Najib brings an exceptionally strong and accomplished record in the diagnostics industry to Gemina. With more than 20 years of award-winning US and global healthcare experience, she is highly recognized and respected for her accomplishments in new product launches, sales, go-to-market, global commercialization and strategic partnerships. Over the course of her career, she has led 6 successful product launches and received national awards with 5 of the top tier global fortune 500 companies for achievements in the medical devices and diagnostics space. Ms. Najib started her career in sales with Johnson & Johnson before moving into a Molecular Sales Specialist role with Siemens Healthineers. Subsequently, she was recruited into a Senior Product Manager position at Abbott where she was honoured with a silver award for creating and executing an IVD product launch which included exposure into pharmaceutical clinical trials. Ms. Najib joined Roche and immediately made an impact by leading the country in capital instrument placements, infectious disease testing, and cervical cancer screening contracts with healthcare systems. At Danaher, she was promoted to the innovation team as Director of Strategic Partnerships responsible for researching emerging technologies and trends in the diagnostics space.

Brian Firth, CEO of Gemina commented, "Early-stage technology companies often fail by over-focusing on R&D at the expense of business development. With Martha's appointment we have taken a giant step towards creating a balanced board, with senior competency in sales strategy and product launch management. Martha also brings to us a wealth of experience in how Gemina can partner with existing healthcare companies to complement their product portfolios and improve access to patient care."

"I am thrilled to be joining the Gemina team," stated Ms. Najib. "Gemina's leadership in combination with their chemistry platform has the potential to disrupt today's market for remote self-testing devices. The speed and quality of Gemina's progress has been outstanding, and I'm looking forward to helping this team maximize growth opportunities."

In conjunction with the appointment of Ms. Najib, David Rokoss has stepped down from the Board of the Company. David joined Gemina prior to its listing and has devoted huge efforts to its success. He leaves the Board with the deep appreciation of his colleagues but will continue to maintain a connection with the Company in an ongoing advisory capacity.

Brian Firth commented, "David has been a key player in Gemina's creation and growth. His departure is part of a planned maturation of the Board, focused on bringing deep sectoral experience to the Company. On behalf of the Company, I'd like to express a deep appreciation for all David's work over the last 3 years."

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

John Davies


Gemina Laboratories Ltd.

About Gemina Laboratories Ltd.

Gemina Labs is a biosensor and diagnostic company with a transformative, patented, proprietary chemistry that powers next-generation testing platforms for a wide range of pathogens that affect human health and wellness. Our technology drives testing platforms that are fast, affordable and accurate, and easily self-administered. Our development pipeline includes platforms for the rapid testing of COVID-19, influenza and other viruses. Additional information on the Company can be found at

Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this Release.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release includes forward-looking information and statements, which may include, but are not limited to, information and statements regarding or inferring the future business, operations, financial performance, prospects, and other plans, intentions, expectations, estimates, and beliefs of the Company. Such statements include statements regarding the anticipated terms of any proposed transaction or engagement. Information and statements which are not purely historical fact are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking information and statements involve and are subject to assumptions and known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause actual events, results, performance, or achievements of the Company to be materially different from future events, results, performance, and achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking information and statements herein. Although the Company believes that any forward-looking information and statements herein are reasonable, in light of the use of assumptions and the significant risks and uncertainties inherent in such information and statements, there can be no assurance that any such forward-looking information and statements will prove to be accurate, and accordingly readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such risks and uncertainties and should not place undue reliance upon such forward-looking information and statements. Furthermore, the Company is presently unable to fully quantify the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic will have on its operations and recognizes that certain eventualities may affect planned or assumed performance moving forward. As such, any forward-looking information and statements herein are made as of the date hereof, and except as required by applicable laws, the Company assumes no obligation and disclaims any intention to update or revise any forward-looking information and statements herein or to update the reasons that actual events or results could or do differ from those projected in any forward looking information and statements herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or results, or otherwise, except as required by applicable laws.

For more information regarding the Company, please contact:

Glen Axelrod

Bristol Capital Limited

Telephone: 905-326-1888


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