Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Dr. Michael Wiskerchen as Vice President,
Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Dr. Michael Wiskerchen as Vice President, Spaceflight Operations
BOCA RATON, Fla. & SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. (ZGSI or "the Company"), trading symbol PK: ZGSI.PK (Pink Sheets:ZGSI), announced today that Dr. Michael Wiskerchen has joined the Company's senior management team as Vice President, Spaceflight Operations. Dr. Wiskerchen, an internationally recognized senior member of the NASA space flight team, will be responsible for the organization and management of ZGSI's upcoming International Space Station (ISS) space flight program. He will build upon the Company's IP and research from six previous NASA-enabled flights to the ISS. Dr. Wiskerchen has spent the last several years developing public/private partnerships involving space-related research and commercial programs on the ISS.
During his time at NASA Dr. Wiskerchen served as program scientist for the space shuttle STS-9 mission (Spacelab 1). He was an integral part of the international team for the operational design of the ISS. More recently he facilitated the formation of the Biotechnology Space Research Alliance, a public/private partnership to stimulate research and commercial utilization on the ISS.
Richard Godwin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc., stated, "Dr. Wiskerchen's years of hands-on experiences in flying NASA's scientific missions and his initial efforts to commercialize the use of the ISS makes him uniquely qualified to assist our Company in facilitating and accomplishing our commercial business objectives."
Dr. Wiskerchen stated, "ZGSI is in an ideal position to take advantage of emerging capabilities that are critical to the successful utilization of the ISS for research and commercial ventures. The first is the appearance of several commercial space transportation companies that provide essential access to and from space. The second is the transition from a government-managed space laboratory to one managed and operated by non-profit and/or commercial entities." Dr. Wiskerchen further added, "I am pleased to be part of the team assembled by Zero Gravity Solutions, which has the scientific, space operations and business financial experience to monetize our scientific achievements in a weightless environment."
About Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.
Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. is a zero gravity biotechnology company whose mission is to commercialize, industrialize and monetize the unique capabilities of the ISS platform and low earth orbit. The Company is developing advances in plant, animal and human biology based on intellectual property derived from multiple experiments on the International Space Station. The Company owns Intellectual Property that is aimed at developing and producing large volumes of novel stem cells with unique and beneficial characteristics in a microgravity environment, without Genetic Modification techniques, which can then be patented for commercial sale to third parties in the agricultural and medical markets. ZGSI is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida with offices and/or operations in Naperville, Illinois and Stevensville, Maryland. Information on the Company can be viewed on www.zerogsi.com.
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.
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