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Epic Sciences Announces Appointment of Dr. Murali Prahalad as President and CEO
Date:8/22/2013

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Epic Sciences, Inc. ("Epic"), a private biotech company that develops breakthrough cancer diagnostics, announced the appointment of Murali K. Prahalad, Ph.D. as president and CEO.  Dr. Prahalad was formerly vice president of Corporate Strategy at Life Technologies, where he helped shape the organic and inorganic investment priorities across Life Technologies' research tools, clinical diagnostic and applied market portfolios.

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"Dr. Prahalad has extensive experience in creating and leading global strategies for life science research tools and diagnostics as well as building innovative teams and forging productive partnerships," said Kim Kamdar, Ph.D., partner at Domain Associates. "We welcome Dr. Prahalad at this significant time in Epic's growth as the company begins global development and commercialization of important new diagnostic tests for detecting cancer and personalizing and monitoring cancer treatments."

Epic develops new diagnostic tests that isolate and characterize circulating tumor cells (CTCs) to assess the aggressiveness of a patient's cancer and provide physicians tools to personalize and monitor treatments. CTCs are cells that escape from solid tumors and enter the bloodstream. A blood test that can accurately count CTCs in a patient's blood and profile biomarkers within those CTCs is easy to conduct frequently and can give essential, real-time information that enables the tailoring of treatments to a patient's specific cancer type.

"The team at Epic has quickly proven and developed a complete technology platform that can detect, quantify and molecularly characterize rare, circulating tumor cells. They have also developed signif
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