Talis Biomedical: Roger Moody, Kim Popovits, Walter Koch
Talis Biomedical has named Roger Moody as CFO, while Kim Popovits has joined the company's board and Walter Koch has joined its scientific advisory board.
Moody was formerly CFO of Clinical Genomics. He previously was chief executive and COO at Glysure and CFO of Nanosphere and Medsn. Popovits is the former chairman of the board, president, and CEO of Genomic Health, which was acquired by Exact Sciences. She also held several management positions at Genentech, now part of Roche. Koch was at Roche Molecular Systems where he held several leadership roles, including vice president and head of global research. Prior to that, he was at the US Food and Drug Administration.
Veracyte: Jens Holstein, James Erlinger
Veracyte has appointed Jens Holstein to its board of directors and James Erlinger as executive VP, general counsel, and secretary.
Holstein was appointed as CFO of MorphoSys in 2011. Prior to MorphoSys, he served as regional CFO of the Europe/Middle East region for Fresensius Kabi, a subsidiary of Fresenius. He has also held several other leadership roles within the Fresenius group.
Erlinger previously served as executive VP, general counsel, and secretary of Iqvia. He spent the balance of his career as a partner of the international law firm of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.
Aegea Biotechnologies: George Maltzeos
Aegea Biotechnologies said that it has hired George Maltzeos as chief engineer to help expedite the development of the company's point-of-care lateral flow molecular SARS-CoV-2 test being developed in collaboration with Tauriga Sciences. Maltzeos previously served as director of the California Institute of Technology Global Health Initiative where he helped secure $4.5 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop point-of-care clinical diagnostics for developing countries. He also previously founded and served as chief engineer for Helixis, which was acquired by Illumina in 2010. Maltzeos holds a PhD in electrical engineering from CalTech and a BS from Columbia University.
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