MELBOURNE, Australia, Feb. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genetic Technologies Limited (ASX:GTG) (NASDAQ:GENE) ("Company", "GTG"), is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has appointed Dr Paul A. Kasian as Chairman. This follows previous Chairman Dr Malcolm. R Brandon's resignation on 30 January 2018.

Dr Kasian has been a Board member of the Company for over four (4) years, and his appointment as Chairman provides continuity in the newly restructured Board of the Company  as it seeks to build on the genomic assets and expertise developed to date and take advantage of new and developing opportunities. Dr Kasian commented: "The new Board has fully endorsed the Company's existing business and technology and is looking forward to continuing development of its predictive cancer platforms across the exciting area of colon cancer along with existing non familial breast cancer. Embracing new technologies such as blockchain to provide greater efficiencies in how tests are created, stored and passed on to patients, researchers and big Pharma may provide a quantum leap in efficiencies and opportunities for GTG moving forwards. Dr Kasian noted that the Board was encouraged by the Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's, support of the recent Innovation and Science Australia (ISA) innovation report and Australia's national mission which highlights the opportunities in combining "genomics and digital platforms" for personalised health. 

Dr Kasian was appointed as a Director of the Company on 12 December 2013 and brings to the Board a combination of expertise in strategic business leadership and biotech investing, giving him a deep understanding on key value drivers for companies in generating shareholder value. He is an experienced director and holds a PhD in Microbiology and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Melbourne, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Dr Paul Kasian  Jason Wong (USA)
Director  Blueprint Life Science Group
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About Genetic Technologies Limited

Genetic Technologies is a molecular diagnostics company that offers cancer predictive testing and assessment tools to help physicians proactively manage patient health. The Company's lead product, BREVAGen plus ®, is a clinically validated risk assessment test for non-hereditary breast cancer and is first in its class.  BREVAGen plus is designed to facilitate better informed decisions about breast cancer screening and preventive treatment plans, and is directed towards women aged 35 years or above, who have not had breast cancer and have one or more risk factors for developing breast cancer.

The Company markets BREVAGen plus, through its U.S. subsidiary Phenogen Sciences Inc., to healthcare professionals in comprehensive breast health care and imaging centres, as well as to obstetricians/gynaecologists (OBGYNs) and breast cancer risk assessment specialists (such as breast surgeons). For more information, please visit and

Genetic Technologies is developing a pipeline of risk assessment products including a novel colorectal cancer (CRC) test. For more information, please visit

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