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Novālent Welcomes Keivan Mehrtbar as Senior Director of Global Regulatory Affairs

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Novālent Biotech, Inc (‘Novālent’), a US biotechnology engineering firm, welcomes Keivan Mehrtbar to its team as senior director of global regulatory affairs. Within this role he will guide regulatory strategy and implementation through the rapid growth the company recently experienced.

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Keivan Mehrtbar, Senior Director of Global Regulatory Affairs (Photo: Business Wire)

Keivan Mehrtbar, Senior Director of Global Regulatory Affairs (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are fortunate to have someone with Keivan’s background on our team to help us navigate through the regulatory environment as we grow intelligently and quickly,” explains Kevin Parrish, CEO of Novālent. “His experience is going to lead the way in our ability to compete on the global stage as we consider the varying regulations of nations and municipalities in which we’re likely to participate.”

Mr. Mehrtbar brings 20 years of experience in the specialty chemicals industry having led regulatory affairs, quality control and product safety for several companies including Lonza Specialty Ingredients, one of the global leaders in microbial control solutions.

Novālent’s Technology has an extensive set of ‘industry first’ EPA registrations for long-term antimicrobial protection provided on food contact surfaces and is used by leading firms including PepsiCo, Sabra and Pilgrims.

“It’s such an interesting time to work within the regulatory environment, I’m glad to join the Novālent team as it expands and breaks new ground,” says Mr. Mehrtbar.

About Novālent

Novālent® is a leading U.S. biotechnology engineering firm which has pioneered the development of proprietary, long-lasting technology that protects against germs. Novālent® technology is based on a patented, non-toxic monomolecular layer that continuously inhibits the growth of bacteria for up to 90 days on surfaces. Used by leading US firms including PepsiCo, Pilgrims and HanesBrands, Novālent is private equity-backed and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, with five offices around the world. Visit for more information.

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