ADVISORY BOARD

The Advisory Board at AXIM Biotech is composed of highly qualified individuals considered leaders in their respective fields of expertize both nationally and internationally. Our Advisers’ responsibilities include helping in the research and development of novel and groundbreaking pharmaceutical and nutraceutical preparations, alternative energy sources and formulations, strategic financial planning as well as mergers and acquisitions.

+Prof. Renger Witkamp
Professor Renger Witkamp studied Biology and Pharmacy at the Utrecht University (NL). He obtained his pharmacist degree in 1987 and started his career as pharmacist/lecturer at the Veterinary Faculty of the Utrecht University, which was combined with his Ph.D. training on experimental pharmacokinetics. After his Ph.D., he continued as an assistant professor, and later as an associate professor at the Utrecht University, until 1996. Subsequently, he moved to TNO, the Netherlands’ Organization for Applied Research.

At TNO, he held several scientific and managerial positions. In 2006, he became a professor in Nutrition and Pharmacology at Wageningen University, which at that time was a newly established academic chair. His group focuses on teaching and researching concepts and applications of the interface between food and pharma, including medical nutrition and drug-nutrient combinations. Research is predominantly directed at further elucidating the actions of plant cannabinoids and endocannabinoids on inflammatory processes and eating behavior. Practical applications of this program include muscle preservation during chronic disease and intestinal disorders.

+Professor John Zajicek
Professor John Zajicek Chair in Medicine at the University of St. Andrews School of Medicine, Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciences. Professor Zajieck trained in Medicine at Cambridge and St Mary’s Hospital in London. He completed a Ph.D. in cell biology of myelination in Cambridge. He then moved to Plymouth in 1995 as a neurologist where he was involved in both laboratory and clinical research. He is Chair of Clinical Neuroscience at Plymouth University, Director of the Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit, and Chair of the UK NIHR Nervous System Disorders Specialty Group. Zajicek has served on the UK MRC Neuroscience and Mental Health Board and the MRC Methodology Panel. He is particularly interested in the way Axim Biotechnologies develops trials for neurodegenerative diseases. He has been Chief Investigator in several large multicentre randomized controlled trials, including the investigation of cannabinoid use in multiple sclerosis. Professor Zajicek has authored many papers on cannabinoids, multiple sclerosis and the methodology of clinical trials in neurodegeneration.
+Dr. Ilya Reznik
Dr. Ilya Reznik is a Board-certified specialist in Adult Forensic & Clinical NeuroPsychiatry at MaReNa Diagnostic and Consulting Center, Israel. Dr. Reznik has superior educational and professional record and documented contributions to the field of neuropsychiatric research, such as publications and other innovative activities. Dr. Reznik has published many original papers (including controlled trials), reviews and case reports in leading peer-reviewed journals in the field of clinical psychiatry and neuropsychopharmacology. His current main interest is in the field of the medical use of cannabis and cannabinoids, especially for various neuropsychiatric illnesses, such as Chronic Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), OCD, Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer diseases etc. During last 7 years, he coordinated the activity of Israel National Forum/Association for Medical Cannabis Research & Treatment. He is Associate Member of The Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC), Member of International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS). In 2013 he was elected to the Board of Directors, International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM) and promotes educational and international activity within IACM.
+Dr. Robert Ritch
Dr. Robert Ritch holds the Shelley and Steven Einhorn Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmology and is Surgeon Director Emeritus and Chief of Glaucoma Services at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York City and Professor of Ophthalmology at The New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York. He has devoted his career to broadening our understanding of the underlying etiologies and mechanisms of glaucoma and innovation in its medical, laser, and surgical treatment. Dr. Ritch received his B.A. cum laude from Harvard College and an M.A. in cell biology from Harvard University. He received his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and, after an internship at St. Vincent’s Medical Center and a residency in Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, received fellowships in glaucoma from the Heed Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. A Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons, the International College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the New York Academy of Medicine, and is a member of more than 35 scientific and medical societies.
+Dr. Donald Abrams
Dr. Donald Abrams is the chief of the Hematology-Oncology Division at San Francisco General Hospital and a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California San Francisco.

Dr. Abrams has long been involved in clinical trials of complementary and alternative medicine interventions for HIV/AIDS and cancer, including evaluations of medicinal marijuana. In 1997, Dr. Abrams received funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to conduct clinical trials of the short-term safety of cannabinoids in HIV infection. Subsequently, he was granted funds by the University of California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research to continue studies of the effectiveness of cannabis in a number of clinical conditions.

Dr. Abrams completed a placebo-controlled study of smoked cannabis in patients with painful HIV-related peripheral neuropathy as well as a study evaluating vaporization as a smokeless delivery system for medicinal purposes.

Dr. Abram’s NIDA-funded trial investigated the possible pharmacokinetic interaction between vaporized cannabis and opioid analgesics in patients with chronic pain. Dr. Abrams is conducting an NIH-funded trial investigating vaporized cannabis in patients with Sickle Cell disease. He co-authored the chapter on “Cannabinoids and Cancer” in the Oxford University Press Integrative Oncology text that he co-edited with Andrew Weil. He co-edits the NCI PDQ CAM Cannabinoids and Cancer website.

Dr. Abrams was a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s committee that published The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research in January 2017.

+Dr. Jacques F. Meis
Dr. Jacques F. Meis is a consultant microbiologist at Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, a large teaching hospital; and an honorary consultant at the Radboud University Medical Center in the same city. In addition to an MD, he holds a Ph.D. in Science, is a board-certified medical specialist in the Netherlands and is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Royal College of Pathology in the UK.

He is a former President of the Dutch Society for Medical Mycology, former President of the European Confederation for Medical Mycology, and former Chairman of the External Quality Control Program in Bacteriology and Mycology in the Netherlands.

In addition to being Senior Editor of Mycoses, he is a voting member on the CLSI Subcommittee on Antifungal Susceptibility Testing. He is (co)author of more than 350 peer-reviewed PubMed-included publications. His current research focuses on diagnosis, treatment, molecular typing and antifungal susceptibility of the opportunistic fungi Aspergillus, Cryptococcus and Candida in addition to other rare filamentous fungi.

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Mr. Huemoeller has over 35 years experience in investment banking, finance, sales and marketing. Mr. Huemoeller began his career as an investment advisor in 1982 with M.L. Stern & Company a municipal bond firm in California and became a registered principal in 1985. He has previously been registered with various state insurance boards, as well as with the Chicago Board of Trade as a commodities broker. Mr. Huemoeller has worked for Smith Barney, Drexel Burnham, Prudential Securities, and Paine Webber and has extensive experience in stocks, bonds, commodities, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and private placement transactions.

        Mr. Huemoeller has served on the Board of Directors of AXIM Biotechnologies Inc., as Chairman of the Audit Committee, since July 2017.  Mr. Huemoeller also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pledge Petroleum Corporation another publicly traded company (PROP).  Mr. Huemoeller also currently serves on the Executive Committee of Kettner Investments, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company that is a holding Company.  Since April 2015, Mr. Huemoeller has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Air Water Earth Inc., an environmental technology company.  From March 2013 to January 2016, Mr. Huemoeller was Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of Propell Technologies Group Inc., an oilfield service and technology Company wherein he oversaw the investment of over $18,000,000 into the Company, publicly traded under the symbol PROP on the OTCBB markets. From April 2012 to March 2013, Mr. Huemoeller was the President of Joshua Tree Capital Inc., an independent corporate finance advisory firm specializing in providing strategic capital formation guidance to public and private small cap oil and gas companies. From March 2009 to April 2012, Mr. Huemoeller was a FINRA-registered investment banker focused on all aspects of taking company’s public, deal structure, capital markets and Institutional placement of both debt and equity transactions with Buckman, Buckman and Reid. From August 2008 to March 2009, Mr. Huemoeller worked with Greenstone Holdings Group, LLC; an advisory firm with an emphasis on helping Chinese companies go public in the United States from January 2008 to July 2008, Mr. Huemoeller worked at Aspenwood Capital, a division of Green Drake Securities as an Investment Banker. Mr. Huemoeller formerly served on the Board of Directors of NatureWell Inc., a publicly traded company engaged in migraine relief OTC sublingual products. Mr. Huemoeller previously served as Chairman and CEO of HumWare Media Corp, a publicly traded software development, media and technology company which he started in 1998 and was responsible for acquisition strategies and the day-to-day corporate operations. Mr. Huemoeller is co-author of U.S. Patent #5,855,005. Mr. Huemoeller completed various studies in the Bachelor of Business Administration Program at the University of Minnesota and has previously held Series 3, 7, 24, 63 and 79 Securities Licenses.

Lekhram Changoer is the Chief Technology Officer of AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. as of May 2014. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Analytical/Organic Chemistry and a Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry. He was one of the founders of CanChew Biotechnologies, LLC in 2012 and is board member and partner of Sanammad Foundation and Sanammad Pharmaceuticals BV; both companies originated and located in The Netherlands since 2009 and 2014, respectively. He is the originator of multiple patents including patent-pending technology on chewing gum compositions comprising cannabinoids, together with his Sanammad partners. He has over 20 years of experience in the area of Sales & Marketing, R&D, product development, and quality assurance of technical, consumer healthcare and pharmaceutical products – all servicing European and other international markets. During his career he has co-founded different intellectual property-based pharmaceutical and dental companies in different stages from clinical development to the global sales of registered products.


Dr. Philip. A. Van Damme is Chief Scientific/Medical Officer of AXIM Biotechnologies Inc., as of May 2014. Prior to that, Dr. Van Damme was one of the founders and CSO of CanChew Biotechnologies LLC, in 2012. He is also one of the founders and President/Director of Sanammad Foundation and Sanammad Pharmaceuticals, both originated and located in The Netherlands since 2009 and 2014, respectively. He is one of the developers of the first-in-the-world cannabinoid-containing chewing gum-based delivery systems. Dr. Van Damme possesses Dental and Medical Doctorates as well as a PhD in Medical Sciences, and has been actively involved in Research and Development in Dentistry, Medicine and Biotechnologies since 1983.

Dr. George E. Anastassov is the Founder of AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. and Chairman of the Board. Prior to that Dr. Anastassov was one of the founders and the CEO of CanChew Biotechnologies, LLC in 2012. Dr. Anastassov is also one of the founders and a Board Member and a general partner of Sanammad Foundation and Sanammad Pharmaceuticals; both companies originated and located in The Netherlands since 2009 and 2014, respectively. He is one of the developers of the first-in-the-world cannabinoid-containing chewing gum-based delivery system.

Dr. Anastassov possesses Medical and Dental Doctorates as well as an Executive MBA. Dr. Anastassov has been recognized in “Who’s Who in Medicine” as well as “Who’s Who in Business Professionals” numerous times. He is the recipient of multiple national and international professional and humanitarian awards. Dr. Anastassov has been actively involved in Research and Development in Medicine and Biotechnologies since 1987.