Bionik Laboratories Hires Bill Harris to Serve as Marketing Director

Harris will oversee the product strategy of Bionik’s evidence based rehabilitation and assistive robotic solutions from hospital to home

TORONTO and BOSTON, March 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bionik Laboratories Corp. (OTCQX:BNKL) (“Bionik” or the "Company"), a global pioneer in evidence based rehabilitation and assistive robotic solutions from hospital to home for people with mobility challenges, announced today that it has appointed Mr. Bill Harris as the company’s Marketing Director.

“Management is extremely pleased with the addition of Bill and the direction of our commercial sales and marketing operations,” stated Mr. Peter Bloch, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. “Bionik has an extensive portfolio of industry-leading rehabilitation robots in the market currently. We are committed to commercializing additional products on a large scale. This strategic hire will allow us to aggressively market all our products to new customers across the continuum of care.”

Mr. Harris brings more than 20 years of strategic marketing, product management and engineering experience to his role as marketing director at Bionik. With a diverse technical and business skill set, he will be responsible for implementing the brand strategy and promise, as well as guiding product line development of the Bionik robots.  He has a proven track record of success having previously developed and executed the marketing strategy for the OLYMPUS ENDOEYE FLEX 3D, garnering eight industry awards including the 2013 Edison Award for Surgical Aids and; the 2014 ATA Award for Breakthrough Technology of the Year. 

Mr. Harris commented, “I am extremely pleased to join Bionik as we continue to add to the more than 240 hospitals in which our robotic products are currently utilized. In addition to three commercially available robots, we have four more exciting products in development. I am looking forward to being a part of the Bionik team as we address the rapidly growing human need for our evidenced based rehabilitation and mobility solutions.”  

About Bionik Laboratories
Bionik Laboratories (OTCQX:BNKL) is a global, pioneering robotics company focused on providing rehabilitation and mobility solutions to individuals with neurological disorders. The Company has a portfolio of products focused on upper and lower extremity rehabilitation for stroke and other mobility impaired patients, including three products on the market and four products in varying stages of development. The InMotion Systems - the InMotion ARM™, InMotion Wrist™, InMotion Hand™ and InMotion AnkleBot™, are designed to provide intelligent, patient-adaptive therapy in a manner that has been clinically verified to maximize neuro-recovery. Bionik is also developing a lower-body exoskeleton, ARKE™, designed to allow paraplegics as well as other wheelchair users the ability to rehabilitate through walking. ARKE is expected to be designed to continually adapt to a patient’s ability and provide real time feedback to the physiotherapist.

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