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10x Genomics: Kim Popovits

10x Genomics has appointed Kim Popovits to its board of directors. Popovits is the former chairman, president, and CEO of Genomic Health. She started at Genomic Health in 2002 as president and chief operating officer, before becoming CEO in 2009 and chairman in 2012. The company was acquired by Exact Sciences in November 2019.

Prior to joining Genomic Health, Popovits held several management roles at Genentech, including senior vice president of marketing and sales where she led the commercialization of 14 new therapies. In addition to her board position at 10x Genomics, Popovits is currently a member of the boards of Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals and MyoKardia, and previously served on the board of ZS Pharma.  

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