Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. Announces Appointment of Raveendran Pottathil, Ph.D. as Chief Technology Officer
BOCA RATON, Fla.— (August 1, 2016) – Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. (“ZGSI” or the “Company”) (Pink Sheets: ZGSI), an agricultural biotechnology public company commercializing its technology derived from and designed for Space with significant applications for agriculture on Earth, announced today that Raveendran “Ravi” Pottathil, Ph.D. has been appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Company.
Dr. Pottathil has an extensive background in applied biology and was formerly Director and Chief Scientific Officer of Merlin Labs (now IDxDI), and Chief Executive Officer of AccuDx Incorporated, a strategic technology and consulting company specializing in platform technology development, technology transfer and intellectual property (IP) protection in the functional food and ecotech industries for major US and international companies. In addition to his experience in the commercialization and roll out of agricultural products, Dr. Pottathil was previously part of the team that developed a new industry standard medical diagnostic kit based upon Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology while he was at Roche.
“Ravi’s extensive scientific and international business development expertise provides support to our Company’s Chief Science Officer, John Wayne Kennedy, as part of our enhanced scientific team commercializing the Company’s IP based upon our ongoing working relationship with NASA”, stated Harvey Kaye, ZGSI’s Chairman of the Board. Mr. Kaye further stated, “In addition to his technical duties, Ravi has been instrumental in introducing ZGSI’s first commercial product, BAM-FX™, to agricultural markets in multiple countries in Asia, where extensive crop validation trials are currently ongoing and a multi-country distribution network has been established.”
“The capability of BAM-FX to deliver micronutrients like zinc and copper systemically at the cellular level throughout a plant directly addresses a condition known as hidden hunger. Hidden hunger, caused by lack of essential micronutrients in the diet, affects more than half of the world’s population and I am proud to be part of the team working toward a solution to this worldwide problem”, stated Ravi Pottathil, ZGLS’s newly appointed Chief Technology Officer.”
About Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.
Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. www.zerogsi.com is an agricultural biotechnology public company commercializing its technology derived from and designed for Space with significant applications on Earth. These technologies are focused on providing valuable solutions to challenges facing world agriculture. ZGSI’s two primary categories of technologies aimed at sustainable agriculture are: 1) BAM-FX, a cost effective, ionic micronutrient delivery system for plants currently being introduced commercially into world agriculture by Zero Gravity’s wholly owned subsidiary BAM Agricultural Solutions and 2) Directed Selection™, utilized in the development and production, in the prolonged zero/micro gravity environment of the International Space Station, of large volumes of non-GMO, novel, patentable stem cells with unique and beneficial characteristics.
This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, acceptance of the Company’s products, increased levels of competition for the Company, new products and technological changes, the Company’s dependence on third-party suppliers, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by applicable law or regulation, Zero Gravity Solutions undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date on which such statements were made.
Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.
Harvey Kaye, Chairman