VANCOUVER, British Columbia and SAN DIEGO, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Adnavance Technologies Inc., a developer of direct detection molecular diagnostic tests for medical applications, announced today that it has appointed Christian P. Valcke, Ph.D., to its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Valcke has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of product development, including design, validation, manufacturing and clinical development for medical and diagnostic devices.
Dr. Valcke currently serves as the Senior Director of Instrument Systems at Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics (NVS), a new division formed as a result of its acquisition of Chiron Corporation. He was previously Vice President of Research and Development at Nanomix, a nanotechnology startup company. Prior to that, Dr. Valcke held several leadership positions at Nanogen, a molecular diagnostics and point-of-care testing company. He has also authored dozens of published research articles and patents.
"Chris is a creative and innovative medical device engineer whom I had the pleasure of working with at Nanogen, and I look forward to working with him again. His contributions, together with Marcelo Baru, our Director of Engineering, will help optimize our direct detection M-DNA platform," said Randy White, Adnavance CEO.
Adnavance Technologies' proprietary ultra-sensitive M-DNA(TM) direct detection technology may eliminate the need for target amplification for a large number of molecular diagnostic tests. Only about 10% of all hospital laboratories and only 35% of all independent laboratories in the U.S. perform molecular diagnostic testing. Adnavance's platform technology has the potential to de-centralize molecular testing and open the market to approximately 30,000 new customers who are currently not licensed to perform medical tests.
"The Company's ultra-sensitive M-DNA technology is new and doesn't rely
on light detection, which is an exciting development for a medical
|SOURCE Adnavance Technologies Inc.|
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