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MetaStat Appoints David Epstein, Ph.D. as Advisor to Lead Drug Discovery
Date:4/15/2013

MONTCLAIR, N.J., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MetaStat, Inc. (OTCBB: MTST), a life science company focused on understanding and treating systemic metastasis, announced today the appointment of David Epstein , Ph.D. as Advisor for MetaStat's Drug Discovery & Development efforts. In addition, MetaStat intends to appoint Dr. Epstein to MetaStat's board of directors as soon as practicable.

Dr. Epstein brings tremendous expertise to MetaStat at a pivotal time in the company's evolution. His R & D career spans more than 15 years and he has held leadership positions in both the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Most recently he was Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for OSI Pharmaceuticals, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Astellas where he had strategic and operational responsibility for small molecule drug discovery and translational research encompassing OSI's portfolio of oncology R & D programs.  Prior to OSI, Dr. Epstein was a co-founder and Director of Archemix Corp, an aptamer therapeutics-focused discovery and development company.  His operational and strategic efforts at Archemix facilitated the clinical development of several therapeutic aptamers currently under evaluation for the treatment of various retinal diseases. 

"In filling this critical role, we looked for someone with experience both within and beyond the pharmaceutical/biotech industry to bring the leadership and knowledge necessary to advance our therapeutic portfolio. We found that person in David Epstein . I am confident that he will make outstanding contributions to our research and development efforts," said Dr. Oscar Bronsther , Chief Executive Officer of MetaStat.

"I am honored and excited to join MetaStat at such a defining moment in their history. I believe that my background, especially my experienc
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