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Progenity: Sami Shihabi

Progenity promoted Sami Shihabi to chief commercial officer. In his new role, Shihabi will oversee the global commercial operations and corporate development strategies for Progenity’s women’s health and precision medicine business units. He will lead all commercial functional areas including sales, marketing, and managed care. Shihabi joined Progenity in 2018 as senior vice president of marketing and portfolio strategy. He previously was chief commercial officer at Prometheus Laboratories.

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