Summary: Exiqon Today Announced the Appointment of Cynthia K. French, Ph.D. as Chief Scientific Officer and Erik Holmlin, Ph.D. as Chief Commercial
VEDBAEK, Denmark, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cynthia K. French joins Exiqon from Affymetrix where she served as Vice President, Clinical Services Laboratory and was responsible for building and operating the CLIA laboratory. Prior to Affymetrix, Cynthia served as Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer at Speciality Laboratories and before then she held a number of senior positions at Quest Diagnostics Inc., Pluvita, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Diagnostic Products Corporation and Du Pont. Cynthia was the co-founder of Plutiva and she was responsible for the merger of the company with Diogenics. Cynthia brings extensive experience in managing product development, clinical trials, ISO and CLIA operations to Exiqon.
Cynthia received her Ph.D. and MBA from the University of California and she was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT and Harvard University. As Chief Scientific Officer, Cynthia will be responsible for the development of Exiqon's research products and our new diagnostic products including the CLIA laboratory.
Erik Holmlin joins Exiqon from BD Diagnostics, GeneOhm, where he held a number of executive positions within marketing, technology and strategy. Erik was one of the founders of GeneOhm, which he formed in 2001 and sold to BD Diagnostics for USD 255 million in 2006.
Erik earned his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and held a postdoctoral position at Harvard University. Erik also holds an MBA degree from UC Berkeley. In his new position as Exiqon's Chief Commercial Officer, Erik will be responsible for managing sales & marketing of all products and services related to both research products and diagnostics.
Both Cynthia and Erik will be based at Oncotech Inc. in Tustin,
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