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CannTx Announces Appointment of James Afara as COO

PUSLINCH, Ontario, August 20, 2018 - CannTx Life Sciences Inc. (the “Company or “CannTx) is pleased to announce that James Afara has joined the CannTx team as Chief Operating Officer. 

Effective immediately, James will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations at CannTx, along with leading the implementation of company strategies and executing the Company’s corporate business plan. 

James comes to CannTx with a Professional Engineering background and over 12 years of experience in supervisory, managerial, executive management roles. Most recently, James held the position of Executive Vice President of Operations at SteriPro Canada, where he helped lead the company in successful Accreditation Canada survey, as well as ISO 9001 & ISO 13485 certifications. Prior to working at SteriPro, James spent over 8 years at Maple Leaf Foods, where he held progressive roles in Production, Maintenance, Quality Assurance, Food Safety, Project Management, Business Analytics/M&A, Facility Commissioning and Plant Management in locations across Ontario as part of the Maple Leaf Foods Management Trainee Program. 

For further information, please contact: 

Jennifer Charlebois, Communications Manager 


About CannTx Life Sciences Inc. 

Founded in 2013, CannTx is a privately-owned ACMPR-licensed Cannabis company, located in the heart of Canadian agricultural innovation. CannTx is equipped to become the only commercial scale producer of micropropagated inputs, both for sale to licensed producers, as well as for use in its own state-of-the-art facility. The CannTx solution involves harnessing biotechnology (specifically micropropagation and vertical farming) for Cannabis cultivation, which results in improved consistency of product, enhanced safety, greater selection, better availability and the agility to respond to changing consumer preferences.  

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