Todos Medical has appointed Jorge Leon as a medical advisor to assist it with clinical development, regulatory strategy, and fundraising.
Leon holds a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from New York University and completed his postdoctoral studies at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg and Columbia University in New York. His subsequent academic research at Columbia University focused on developing monoclonal antibody-based tumor marker assays and radio-immunoimaging devices that are in wide use, according to Todos Medical.
In the early 1990s, Leon played an integral role in establishing and leading the molecular diagnostics laboratories at Quest Diagnostics. He spent 12 years developing Quest’s molecular diagnostics strategy as its director of molecular diagnostics, senior director of biotechnology development, and vice president of applied genomics.
In 2003, Leon founded Leomics Associates, a consulting firm established to help companies and academic institutions develop molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine products.