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FirstMark Announces New Hire Jay Houtman as Southeast Regional Sales Manager
Date:4/3/2012

SAN DIEGO and DALLAS, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- FirstMark today announced the appointment of Jay Houtman as the company's new Regional Sales Manager for the Southeast region of the United States. Houtman will be based out of Dallas Texas. His primary role will be to drive growth and awareness for FirstMark's new cardiovascular test PREvent. PREvent is a simple blood test that distinguishes the top 5 percent of suspected or confirmed coronary artery disease patients that are at a 5.5 times greater risk of a near term (2-3 years) heart attack.

"Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. There is a pervasive need for PREvent to identify patients at risk in the Southeast region of the country. I am confident that Jay will help infuse FirstMark with strong, disciplined professional sales management to support our corporate growth initiatives for PREvent, while building and fostering strong relationships with physicians in this territory," said Thomas Silberg, President and CEO of GenWay Biotech.

Houtman brings a unique depth of experience in sales, customer service, training and technical expertise in cardiovascular and oncology, diagnostic and pharmaceutical solutions. Previous experience includes sales management positions with Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sanofi-Aventis and Gambro. He has consistently ranked with these companies as first in the nation and various regions for sales performance and customer service. Houtman received his B.S. in Health Sciences from the University of Oklahoma.

"The opportunity with FirstMark is phenomenal," said Houtman. "It isn't often that a novel test like this comes along that is so rich in data and supported by leading cardiologists. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to represent PREvent and its potential to save lives from heart attacks."

About PREvent

PREvent is the first and only multiple biomarker blood test on the market that accurately predicts the risk of near term (2-3 years) myocardial infarction or death in patients with suspected or confirmed, insignificant or significant coronary artery disease. Research has discovered that there are multiple pathways that lead to formation of vulnerable plaques. PREvent aggregates three cardiovascular biomarkers that identify these pathways, and projects the propensity for an individual to develop vulnerable plaque. PREvent provides physician's diagnostic clarity in identifying CAD patients that are in most urgent need of aggressive treatment, compliance and monitoring.

About FirstMark

FirstMark is a division of GenWay Biotech, Inc. The FirstMark division is focused on the development and commercialization of non-invasive diagnostic and health monitoring tests for unmet clinical needs. Headquarters are located in the heart of San Diego's biotech community in the Sorrento Valley/Mesa area. For additional information please visit FirstMarkPREvent.com.

Media Contact:

Deborah Moore GenWay Biotech, 858-458-0866, dmoore@genwaybio.com

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