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NeuroPointDx: Barbara Handelin, Tony Shuber

NeuroPointDx appointed Barbara Handelin and Tony Shuber as new board members. Both have experience in the development and commercialization of new molecular diagnostic tests. Handelin was founding director of the DNA diagnostics lab at Integrated Genetics, now part of Laboratory Corporation of America, and Shuber was chief technology officer and cofounder of Exact Sciences and Predictive Biosciences.

NeuroPointDx said the appointments signal the expansion of its pipeline of diagnostic and precision medicine offerings in autism and other complex brain disorders, including anxiety and depression.

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