An Interview with Vice-Chairman Jack Kay

Your impressive career in pharmaceutical leadership surely provides you a long-term perspective on the pharmaceutical industry in Canada. What has changed since you first entered the industry? I’m going to go back a little before I entered the industry to describe how I arrived there in the first place. Professionally, I am a registered psychiatric […]

Pioneers of Canada’s pharmaceutical industry join forces to tackle the mental health pandemic expected in the wake of COVID

TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2020 /CNW/ – The former heads of Canada’s most recognized domestic pharmaceutical companies have united to help combat the mental health crisis expected to impact Canadians long after the COVID-19 pandemic. EmpowerPharm Inc., the first wholly Canadian owned and operated pharmaceutical company established in Canada in recent years, is ushering in a new era for […]

EmpowerPharm Appoints Director of Engineering

EmpowerPharm is delighted to announce the appointment of Colin Staunton as Director of Engineering Colin is a Pharmaceutical and Engineering professional that comes to us with over 15 years’ experience in the industry. Prior to joining EmpowerPharm he was the Engineering Manager at Contract Pharmaceuticals Limited where he crafted his skills in process design, continuous […]

EmpowerPharm adds Director of Clinical Projects

EmpowerPharm is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Anat Fields as Director of Clinical Projects to the science team. Dr. Fields received her undergraduate degree in Pharmacy from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and proceeded to M.Sc. in pharmacology, focusing on the mechanism of action of tricyclic antidepressants. She subsequently completed her Ph.D. at […]

Annual General Meeting & Investor Update

EmpowerPharm presents its first Annual General Meeting & Investor Update. With nearly 100 shareholders attending live, members of the EmpowerPharm Senior Management team conducted the company’s inaugural live event. Aubrey Dan, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, led the legal formalities including the annual voting in of the directors. Next, Peter Billiaert, Co-Founder, President, and Board Member, […]

EmpowerPharm adds Vice President of Quality & Regulatory Affairs

EmpowerPharm is delighted to announce the appointment of Ildiko Riss as Vice President of Quality & Regulatory Affairs. Ildiko is an accomplished pharmaceutical executive with 30+ years of progressive experience and a strong portfolio of achievements. She has successfully led teams in different areas of pharmaceutical operations, including but not limited to pharmaceutical quality systems, […]

EmpowerPharm hires MNP Corporate Finance as investment bankers

EmpowerPharm will launch Series B private placement later this year. EmpowerPharm conducted a successful initial private placement in the summer of 2019 led by the management team. This year, the company is looking to raise a more significant amount of capital from a sophisticated group of individual and institutional investors. To prepare the proper pitch […]

EmpowerPharm adds Controller

EmpowerPharm is delighted to announce the appointment of Pramod Shrotri as Controller to the finance team. Pramod is a highly accomplished finance professional with more than 25 years of experience in the manufacturing and retail industries. His high-level experience includes strategy formulation, process improvement, financial planning and control, and costing. He is a highly motivated […]

EmpowerPharm receives occupancy for its manufacturing facility

EmpowerPharm moves into the new facility in Burlington, ON. EmpowerPharm has been building its manufacturing facility for the last year and a half. Shortly after incorporation, EmpowerPharm found a pharmaceutical packaging facility in Burlington. The construction team stripped it back to the bare walls, dug up the foundation, and built the plant that stands today. […]

Dr. Jake Thiessen, PhD joins the EmpowerPharm team

Dr. Thiessen will consult on all clinical aspects of pharmaceutical development B.Sc. (Pharm): University of Manitoba; M.Sc.: University of Manitoba; Ph.D.: University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Jacob (Jake) J. Thiessen earned his B.Sc. (Pharm) degree from the University of Manitoba in 1965 and his M.Sc. in Pharmacy in 1969. He subsequently completed his Ph.D. […]