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COMMERCIALIZING A BREAKTHROUGH ANTIMICROBIAL PLATFORM

PhotoDynamic is building a leading edge antimicrobial platform, with the impact of treatment and the power prevention, balancing safety and efficacy.

Our technology addresses significant market opportunities in both OTC and Rx.

TECHNOLOGY

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SAFETY AND EFFICACY

The clinically proven efficacy of our technology is based on a natural plant extract with a long history of safe human use, combined with light from the safe visible spectrum.

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PREVENTION

The powerful antimicrobial activity of our technology prevents the harmful impacts of topical pathogens.

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TREATMENT

Successful treatment outcomes targeting a convenient, easy to use delivery format.

ORAL HEALTH ANTIMICROBIAL PLATFORM

PhytoLight   - Now available in North America

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Our breakthrough oral hygiene technology is now Health Canada and U.S. FDA approved, currently adopted by, and available in, clinics in the U.S. and Canada.

PhytoLight - The new standard of at-home oral health care.

SOLUTIONS AND MARKETS

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PHOTODYNAMIC TEAM

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YING TAM

CEO and Board Chair

Ying Tam is a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded and scaled several startup companies to successful exits. He is a seasoned business executive with significant strategic and operational experience, holding operating roles in a wide range of organizations, from startup/early-stage companies to major multinational corporations. Previously, his roles include COO at a digital health startup building a conversational AI platform, CEO of an early-stage mid-market ERP software company, and vice president in the Management Consulting Practice at Ernst & Young.

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MARTIN GREENWOOD

VP and Board Member

As VP Commercialization for a natural health product company that grew to $12M in sales, Martin has participated in raising over $15M in investment and has experience building a product pipeline with annual sales approaching $10M.

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DR. SHERRI MCFARLAND

CSO and Board Member

As an expert in designing synthetic photosensitizers and in formulating plant extracts for photodynamic applications, specifically in the photodynamic inactivation (PDI) of bacteria and also photodynamic therapy (PDT) of cancer, Sherri is a leading expert in light therapies.

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DR. ALEXANDER MCLELLAN

VP Regulatory & Clinical

With 25 years of experience in the natural health product industry, including acting as the CSO for a start-up natural health product company that grew to $12M in sales. Alex has a diverse technical and business background, including securing R&D funding, managing research collaborations, and managing regulatory strategy and submissions.

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DR. COLIN CAMERON

VP Engineering

As an expert in polymer and analytical chemistry and LED fabrication, Colin designs proprietary light delivery systems that are used to activate photosensitizers (PSs) for a range of applications.

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JASON TUTTY

VP Sales & Marketing

Jason has a combined total of more than 28 years experience in marketing, sales, communications, executive management, merchandising, brand management/development, PR, market research, forecasting, regulatory affairs and business development.

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SUSAN MONRO

Lab & Quality Lead

As a hands-on researcher with proficiency in organic and inorganic synthesis, natural products chemistry, biological chemistry, and screening for photodynamic activity, Susan manages our lab facilities and ensures quality control.

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CATHERINE MCGUIRE

Manufacturing Lead

With over 25 years of experience implementing creative processes to improve production, logistics, and quality, Catherine is managing logistics and operations at PDI.

Our Story

OUR  STORY

PhotoDynamic founder Sherri McFarland, a world leader in photochemistry specializing on PhotoDynamic Therapy a Cancer therapy, extended her research to PhotoDynamic Inactivation to investigate whether invasive plant species might also be a repository of photoactive agents with therapeutic potential. She reasoned that photodynamic compounds naturally derived by the plants and activated by sunlight may explain how invasive plants become the super-plants they are. 

Through this work Sherri discovered the powerful antimicrobial properties of Japanese Knotweed (JK).  Balancing the intrinsic safety of JK with breakthrough efficacy against viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens, this novel platform promises a brand new class of OTC preventative therapies and Rx treatments.

PhotoDynamic Inc was created to commercialize this novel antimicrobial platform.

BOARD

Board

YING TAM

CEO and Board Chair

Ying Tam is a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded and scaled several startup companies to successful exits. He is a seasoned business executive with significant strategic and operational experience, holding operating roles in a wide range of organizations, from startup/early-stage companies to major multinational corporations. Previously, his roles include COO at a digital health startup building a conversational AI platform, CEO of an early-stage mid-market ERP software company, and vice president in the Management Consulting Practice at Ernst & Young.

DR. DAN STUART

Board Member

An orthodontic KOL, and national lecturer, Dr. Stuart is the past president of the Society of Dental Specialists of Nova Scotia, The Atlantic Orthodontist’s Association and the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (Northeastern USA, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada). He owns four practices, and his interests include using the latest technology to provide the best possible care to his patients.

MARTIN GREENWOOD

VP and Board Member

As VP Commercialization for a natural health product company that grew to $12M in sales, Martin has participated in raising over $15M in investment and has experience building a product pipeline with annual sales approaching $10M.

DR. MICHAEL SHERMAN

Board Member

Dr. Michael Sherman is a certified specialist in orthodontics. In addition to being a published author and a public lecturer, Dr. Sherman is a Trustee on the Board of the American Orthodontic Association (AAO), and a past President of the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists and the Ontario Association of Orthodontists.

DR. SHERRI MCFARLAND

CSO and Board Member

As an expert in designing synthetic photosensitizers and in formulating plant extracts for photodynamic applications, specifically in the photodynamic inactivation (PDI) of bacteria and also photodynamic therapy (PDT) of cancer, Sherri is a leading expert in light therapies.

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NEWS

PHOTODYNAMIC BEGINS CONTROLLED LAUNCH OF PHYTOLIGHT

PHOTODYNAMIC'S TECNOLOGY SHOWS ANTI CORONAVIRUS ACTIVITY

PHYTOLIGHT, PHOTODYNAMIC'S AT HOME ORAL HYGIENE SOLUTION, FEATURED IN ORALHEALTH MAGAZINE

PHOTODYNAMIC SECURES INVESTMENT FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ORTHODONTISTS TO CLOSE $2.3M ROUND

PHOTODYNAMIC PRESENTS FORSYTH CLINICAL RESULTS

PHOTODYNAMIC PLANS MAJOR PRODUCT LAUNCH

PHOTODYNAMIC EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS IN CLINICAL TRIAL

PHOTODYNAMIC RESEARCH ON THE COVER
OF LEADING SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL

EVIDENCE LACKING FOR DENTAL INTERVENTIONS IN BIOFILM CONTROL

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