About Salus Scientific Inc.

What We Do

The company develops and commercializes pathogen microbial detection products, viral transport medias and novel transport packages for clinical applications. The corporate office is in Calgary, Alberta Canada and the FoodChek Laboratories (A Salus Scientific Inc. company) is in Saint- Julien, Quebec

Our Purpose

Our mission is to become a global supplier and standard to which all other products in our industry are measured.

  • Actero™ Elite Enrichment Media
  • Actero™ Multiplex
  • Vitram™ Transport Media
  • Actero™ EZ-Media Dry Bag
  • Actero™ Universal Enrichment Media

The Actero™ and Vitram™ brands are ISO compliant and are under strict Quality Control under the FoodChek Laboratories. Salus’ products are developed to continuously improve safety, efficiencies, and effectiveness in microbial and viral testing.

Board of Directors

William J. Hogan, ICD.D

Calgary, Alberta
President, Chief
Executive Officer
Director since January
7, 2004 to present

William Hogan has over 30 years’ experience in the areas of development, financing and strategic planning for startup and growth level companies. Mr. Hogan has held several senior management positions at the Chairman, CEO and President levels for several companies. His public company experience includes senior officer/director positions in diverse industries. Mr. Hogan’s corporate structure skills with private and public companies include several successful transactions by acquisition, RTO and JVs.

Thompson MacDonald, ICD.D Chairman of Board

Calgary, Alberta
Director from February
19, 2004 to July 23,
2008, from September
23, 2009 to September
24, 2014 and from June
19, 2019 to present.

Mr. MacDonald is a former Chairman of the Board of Enmax Corp. He served on the board of directors of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 1993 to 1999. He also chaired the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Pension Board of Trustees from 1997 to 1999. Mr. MacDonald currently owns and operates a communications consulting firm. Previously, he was Vice-President, News and Public Affairs at CFCN Television. His distinguished record ]includes founding director of Calgary’s Ronald McDonald House, amember of the senate of the University of Calgary and Vice-Chairman of William Roper Hull Child and Family Services. In 1992, Mr. MacDonald was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada “in recognition of significant contribution to compatriots, community and to Canada.” He also holds the Alberta 125 Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Gerald Daviess BSc MBA

Temecula, California
Director since September 23, 2009

Gerald Daviess is the President and CEO of Quantum Design International Inc. (“QD”) (the parent company of MagnaBioSciences LLC). Mr. Daviess joined QD in 1995 as the Director of Sales and Marketing leading QD’s international expansion. This included the incorporation of offices in China, India, Brazil, Taiwan and Japan. In this capacity, he has established himself as both an excellent strategist for international business growth and as an operational manager in each of the company’s foreign offices. Mr. Daviess’ prior experience includes 8 years with GE Medical Systems (now GE Healthcare) in a variety of sales and marketing positions and 5 years with Toshiba America Medical Systems as the director of the CT Business Unit.

Michael Edwards, CPA (CA), CLU, ICD.D

Bedford, Nova Scotia
Director since October
27, 2020 to present

After obtaining his CA designation and completion of the CICA In-Dept Tax Course, Michael assumed the role of Canadian Tax Manager for Michelin Tires Canada Ltd. Thereafter, he became Vice President, Finance for a regional residential/commercial real estate development company before returning to public accounting practice. Michael is President and Director of EDC Tax Services Inc. Michael specializes in insurance and exempt market investment products and is currently a director of several private companies, including Pinnacle Wealth Brokers Ltd.

Michael Watts BBA JD ICD.D

Toronto, Ontario

Michael Watts is a Partner and Chair of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP’s Health Industry Group. Michael acts as general counsel to many of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP’s health industries. He advises clients in respect to corporate governance, merger, acquisition, corporate and business structuring advice, commercial agreements, privacy and data security, and health industry regulatory compliance. Michael Watts is ranked Band 1 by Chambers for Health Care. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada.