Viaderma Inc (OTCMKTS:VDRM) recently appointed Dr. Andrew Berman as a Medical Director to its Advisory Board. He holds M.D., MPH and has special interests in otolaryngology and diabetes mellitus. In this role he will contribute to expansion of the company’s proprietary transdermal delivery system. He brings considerable experience of working in greater California and Beverly Hills hospitals including Midway-Olympia Hospital.
Viaderma’s lead candidate TetraStem has demonstrated significant activity in healing diabetic wounds. If it provides more evidences, it could certainly help improve quality of life by reducing the need of amputations. It is found to be 99 percent effective against all bacteria in laboratory trials.
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. (NYSE:KS) recently filed that its Vice President and CFO, Andrea Tarbox, will present at the Vertical Research Partners Paper & Packaging Conference. The conference is scheduled on November 19, 2014, in New York City.
KapStone also recently shared a capital investment plan for its Charleston Mill in North Carolina. The company intends to invest total of $115 million over the coming years. KapStone reported to the Economic Development Commission that it is committed to maintain efficiencies and cost competitiveness of the paper mill. The company recently invested $29 million and is planning to undertake more capital projects over multiple years.
Packaging Corp Of America (NYSE:PKG) recently reported that its CEO, Mark Kowlzan, will present on December 3, 2014, at the Citi 2014 Basic Materials Conference. The session is scheduled at 08:45 a.m. ET and will be followed by an interactive session.
Packaging Corp. is also seriously considering the possibility of forming publicly traded master limited partnerships. International Paper Co (NYSE:IP) recently reported that such conversions are ‘theoretically’ possible. Perry Capital, an activist hedge fund, reported that such partnerships could help packaging companies double its share price through tax savings and other advantages.