BETHLEHEM, Pa., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Saladax Biomedical, Inc., a privately held company developing and commercializing novel diagnostic assays to achieve the promise of personalized medicine for new and existing therapeutics, announced today that effective July 1, 2011, Gregory C. Critchfield, M.D., M.S. has been elected as chairman for the company's board of directors.
Dr. Critchfield, a board certified pathologist with more than 20 years experience in the diagnostic industry, previously served as president for Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, Inc., until March 2010. While president, Dr. Critchfield built Myriad Genetic Laboratories into one of the world's leading molecular diagnostic companies, launching seven novel molecular diagnostic products for cancer across a variety of technology platforms. Dr. Critchfield joined the board as an independent director of Saladax Biomedical in September of 2010.
Prior to Myriad, Dr. Critchfield served as chief medical and science officer at Corning Clinical Laboratories, Inc., which became Quest Diagnostics, Inc. He also served on the medical school faculties of the University of Minnesota, Wayne State University and Duke University and was the director of clinical pathology for Intermountain Health Care, a large integrated healthcare network.
Dr. Critchfield chaired the Governor's State Advisory Council on Science and Technology for the state of Utah in 2007 and served as a reviewer and study section chair for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for 15 years in biomedical computing programs for SBIR, STTR and R01 programs. He has also served as an independent director in industry associations and other life science diagnostic product and platform companies, including Integrated Diagnostics, Inc., Sera Prognostics, Inc., Metamark Genetics, Inc., Nodality, Inc., Biocius Life Sciences, Inc. and BioTrove, Inc.
|SOURCE Saladax Biomedical, Inc.|
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