PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: ANPC) (“AnPac Bio” or the “Company”), a biotechnology company operating in the United States and China, focused on cancer screening and early detection, today announced changes the composition of its board of directors and its management team.
Mr. Haohan Xu was appointed as a Director of the Board of Directors (the “Board”), Co-Chairman of the Board and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Xu is the Chairman and CEO of Apifiny Group Inc., a digital asset trading infrastructure provider based in New York, USA, and has been actively engaged in the fintech industry. with board and senior executive positions held at fintech companies including Mercurity Fintech. Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: MFH).
Ms. Xiaoyu Li has been appointed director of the board of directors and chief financial officer of the Company. Ms. Li has extensive experience in investor relations and investment. From May 2018 to August 2021, Ms. Li served as a director of Mercurity Fintech Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: MFH), where Ms. Li previously worked in the investor relations department from 2012 to 2013.
Mr. Tianruo (Robert) Pu was appointed Director of the Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation Committee as well as the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Pu is currently an independent director of Autohome Inc. (NYSE: ATHM; HKSE: 2518), One Connect Financial Technology (NYSE: OCFT) and 3SBio Inc. (HKSE: 1530).
Mr. Zhigang (Frank) Zhao was appointed as a Director of the Board, Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Zhao has more than two decades of financial and accounting management experience with auditing firms and public enterprises.
Mr. Honggang (Harvey) Tian was appointed director of the board, chairman of the nominating and corporate governance committee and member of the audit committee as well as the remuneration committee. Mr. Tian is an experienced investment professional specializing in the Internet and high-tech industries.
With respect to the above appointments, each of Mr. Chris Chang Yu, Jinqiu Tang, Xing Pu, Ren Luo, Jianhua Shao and Guo Feng will resign as directors and/or officers of the Company. These changes are expected to take effect in early October following completion of the usual onboarding processes, including required filings with the British Virgin Islands Register of Corporate Affairs.
Under the new structure, Dr. Chris Chang Yu will continue to manage the development of the company’s cancer screening technology and grow its business.
“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Haohan Xu, Ms. Xiaoyu Li, Mr. Tianruo Pu, Mr. Zhigang Zhao and Mr. Honggang Tian to the board and management team,” said Dr. Chris Yu, Board Co-Chair. and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “We believe their experience and expertise will bring significant value to AnPac Bio as we continue to explore growth opportunities in our early cancer screening and detection business and explore strategic alternatives to unlock further value. for shareholders. On behalf of the Board, I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to the outgoing Directors for their incredible contribution to the Company during their tenure on the Board and wish them well for the future.
About AnPac Bio
AnPac Bio is a biotechnology company focused on early cancer screening and detection, with 155 patents granted as of March 31, 2022. With two certified clinical laboratories in China and a CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory in the United States, AnPac Bio performs a suite of cancer screening and detection tests, including CDA (Cancer Differentiation Analysis), biochemical, immunological and genomic tests. According to a report by Frost & Sullivan, AnPac Bio ranked first in the world in terms of sample volume for screening tests and detection of multiple cancers (cumulative through January 2021). AnPac Bio’s CDA technology platform has been shown in retrospective validation studies to be able to detect the risk of over 20 different cancer types with high sensitivity and specificity.
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