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DermTech: Loren Clarike, Ray Bassi, Patrick Johnson

DermTech has appointed Loren Clarke as its CMO, Ray Bassi as its VP of sales, and Patrick Johnson as its VP of information technology and digital systems.

Clarke will succeed Burkhard Jansen, who will now serve as chief medical affairs officer. Clark previously served as senior VP for medical affairs and medical director for the dermatology division at Myriad Genetics. 

Prior to DermTech, Bassi served as VP of sales at Demira. Before Demira, Bassi served as VP of sales and other leadership roles at Allergan Medical. 

Johnson joins DermTech from Poseida Therapeutics, where he served as head of information technology. He has also held various leadership roles at Organovo, DJO Global, and United Health Group. 

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