Zilico strengthens Medical Advisory Board

Wednesday 10th October 2012

Zilico Ltd has announced that it has strengthened its Medical Advisory Board (MAB) with the appointment of three new members.

Zilico has appointed J. Thomas Cox, MD, Dr Gerd Bohmer and Mr Narendra Pisal to its MAB, joining Professor Walter Prendeville, Mr John Smith and Mr John Tidy. Mr Tidy, Consultant Gynaecologist at Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, and clinical founder of Zilico will chair the MAB.

The MAB announcement comes just a month before Zilico heads to Medica, the largest healthcare exhibition in the world.

ZedScan I, which is due to be launched in 2013, offers quicker more accurate detection of cervical dysplasia in real time, removing several weeks of waiting time for diagnosis.

The first application of ZedScan I, which is positioned within the referral population, will reduce the number of biopsies taken and has the potential to facilitate the wider use of ‘see and treat’ modality.

Sameer Kothari, Managing Director of Zilico Ltd, said: “I am very pleased to have Tom, Gerd and Narendra join our MAB. The MAB plays a key role in influencing Zilico’s strategic direction as well as helping us better understand the positioning of products in the pathway.”

New members of Zilico Ltd Medical Advisory Board
J. Thomas Cox, MD - Director, Women’s Clinic Student Health Services — University of California, Santa Barbara.
J. Thomas Cox, MD is the former Director of the Gynecology and Colposcopy Clinic, Health Services, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), and Past President of the ASCCP.

Dr Gerd Bohmer - Expert colposcopist and cytopathologist practising in Hannover. Published several research papers on the clinical management of women with cervical neoplasia. Dr Böhmer has been an invited speaker at many national and international meetings. Member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Zervixpathologie und Kolposkopie.

Mr Narendra Pisal, MBBS MRCOG - Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The Whittington Hospital, London. Mr. Pisal is a Member of the Council of The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He is active in training junior doctors and is currently the lead Tutor for Colposcopy at The Whittington Hospital.