HUNTINGTON BEACH, California and AMSTERDAM, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Agendia, a world leader in molecular cancer diagnostics, today announced the opening of its U.S. clinical genomics laboratory in Huntington Beach, CA. The laboratory is fully-licensed and compliant with the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments (CLIA) as administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
In addition to opening its U.S. cancer genomics laboratory, Agendia has over the past months made several key additions to its domestic-based senior executive team. The team consists of Dr. Richard Bender, Chief Medical Officer, Mr. Daniel Forche, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mr. Alan B. Carter, Vice President of Global Business Development, and pathologist Dr. Chynel Henning, Laboratory Director.
"Our new genomics lab's capacity will allow us to meet the increasing demand for MammaPrint across the United States and give physicians and patients optimal test result turnaround and unmatched service and support," noted Jan Groen, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer. "This expansion places us in an excellent position to continue making advancements in molecular cancer diagnostics and equip oncologists with powerful tools to use in the fight against breast cancer."
Dr. Bernhard Sixt, President and Chief Executive Officer, added, "the opening of the Huntington Beach laboratory and the appointment of our U.S.-based commercial team provide a strong basis for our U.S. operations and for Agendia's next phase of growth. Our enhanced domestic capabilities will help us to further drive adoption of MammaPrint, and place us in an even better position to collaborate with a growing number of clinical, academic, and industrial partners here in the U.S."
Dr. Bender has more than 30 years of medical and professional experience
as a practicing oncologist and director of several oncology programs. Dr.
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