Xavier Reveles

Jun 28, 2017

Bioaffinity Technologies announced the addition of Xavier Reveles as director of operations. He will manage the commercialization of Bioaffinity's diagnostic and therapeutic products. Reveles has 25 years of experience as a clinical geneticist and was laboratory director for Oncopath Laboratory-START Cancer Center. 

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Medite Cancer Diagnostics has appointed Joel Kanter to the company’s board of directors as an independent director. Kanter has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, providing financing to businesses that have included startups, early-stage development companies, and larger enterprises. Since 1986, Kanter has served as president of Windy City, a privately held investment firm, and he previously served as the president and CEO of Walnut Financial Services.

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Mitch Levine

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Nov 14, 2017

Samuel Riccitelli, David Cohen

Precipio has appointed Samuel Riccitelli as chairman, replacing Robert Patzig who resigned after seven years on the board of Transgenomic, which recently merged with Precipio. Also, David Cohen was elected as a new director at Precipio to fill an existing vacancy. 

Riccitelli has been on Precipio's board since June. From October 2012 through February 2017, he was president and CEO of Signal Genetics, where he also was a director. Before that, he was executive vice president and COO of Genoptix.

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Nov 13, 2017

Uta Francke, Val Sheffield, Kevin Campbell, Howard Worman, Benjamin Tycko

MNG Laboratories has appointed five individuals to its scientific advisory board. They are Uta Francke, Val Sheffield, Kevin Campbell, Howard Worman, and Benjamin Tycko. 

Francke is a professor emerita of genetics at Stanford University, while Sheffield is a professor of pediatrics and ophthalmology, and director of the division of medical genetics at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

Campbell is an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and chair and department executive officer in the department of molecular physiology and biophysics at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Worman is a professor of medicine and pathology and cell biology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, while Tycko is senior scientist in the department of biomedical reearch, division of genetics and epigenetics at Hackensack University Medical Center. 

Nov 13, 2017

Chris Connelly, Brad Hunsley, Carissa Moore, Subodh Nimkar, John Scholl

Streck announced five new members of its leadership team: 

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Doug Liu, Mark Gladwell, Laura Furmanski

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Nicholas Potter

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Harold Rabinovitz

Dermtech announced today that it has appointed Harold Rabinovitz to its scientific advisory board. Rabinovitz currently serves as a volunatary clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Miami School of Medicine. 

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Lily Sarafan

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