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TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. (Nasdaq:IPCI) (TSX:I), a pharmaceutical company specializing in the research, development and manufacture of novel or generic controlled release and targeted release oral solid dosage drugs, today announced that it has appointed Mr. Shameze Rampertab as its new Chief Financial Officer effective November 29, 2010.
Mr. Rampertab, a chartered accountant (CA) since 1994, brings public company experience to Intellipharmaceutics, having previously served as the Director, Finance and Secretary-Treasurer for then-public Drug Royalty Corp. Mr. Rampertab also served as health sciences and biotechnology analyst at several investment banking firms including Canaccord Capital, and was until recently a Partner, Healthcare Investment Banking at Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon Limited (LOM), where he specialized in raising equity funds for life-science companies. Mr. Rampertab received an MBA (1991) and a BSc. (1989) in Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology, and has substantial expertise with licensing and royalty deals.
CEO Dr. Isa Odidi said of Mr. Rampertab, "We are very pleased to have someone with Mr. Rampertab's very substantial skill-sets join us to help the Company continue to achieve success."
Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. is a pharmaceutical company specializing in the research, development and manufacture of novel or generic controlled release and targeted release oral solid dosage drugs. The Company's patented Hypermatrix™ technology is a multidimensional controlled-release drug delivery platform that the Company believes can be applied to the efficient development of a wide range of existing and new pharmaceuticals. Based on this technology, Intellipharmaceutics has a pipeline of products in various stages of approval and development in therapeutic areas that include neurology, cardiovascular, GIT, pain and infection.
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Glenn Neumann, Director of Investor Relations