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Danong Chen appointed CEO of Theranostics Health

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Managers of Theranostics Health, LLC, is pleased to announce that Dr. Danong Chen has been elected as the new President and CEO of Theranostics Health. Dr. Chen was previously the President and CEO of Tanox Inc., a publicly held biopharmaceutical company which was acquired by Genentech in 2007. Previously Dr. Chen was Vice-President of Strategy and Corporate Development at Tanox, responsible for guiding company strategy, evaluating new product opportunities and overseeing corporate development. Prior to her tenure at Tanox she served as a manager in the health care practice section at Arthur D. Little. Dr. Chen also holds a Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas as well as an MBA from Arthur D. Little School of Management in Boston, Massachusetts.

"I am very excited to join such a devoted, innovative and accomplished team and feel privileged to be given the opportunity by the Board to lead Theranostics Health, a company at the forefront of shaping a new paradigm of healthcare and disease management," Dr Chen noted. "We strongly believe that Danong's impressive scientific and business credentials combined with her proven management and leadership skills will enable Theranostics Health to achieve its true potential in the years ahead," said Dr. James Cooper, the Chairman of the Board.

About Theranostics Health

Theranostics Health is a privately held company founded in 2006. Its core technology is the breakthrough Reverse Phase Protein Microarray (RPMA) combined with Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM). The technology measures the activity of a large number of biomarkers, enabling pharmaceutical companies to accurately profile their drug candidates to facilitate efficient and effective drug development. More importantly, it enables physicians to tailor optimized therapies to their patients based on the biomarker profile of each individual patient, providing safer and more effective therapies. The technology, invented by the company's co-founders Drs. Emanuel Petricoin and Lance Liotta, was first published by them in 2001, has been featured in over 50 peer-reviewed publications and 20 scientific presentations within the past 2 years, and was successfully used in NCI-sponsored clinical trials. Currently, Theranostics Health is working with 5 of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies in their drug R&D efforts. The company closed its seed financing of $5 million in 2007 and generated revenue in its first year of operations. For more information please email or visit

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