Leader in Molecular Cancer Diagnostics Strengthens U.S. Management Along
With U.S. Presence
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Agendia BV, a world leader in the rapidly evolving field of cancer molecular diagnostics, today announced the appointment of Richard A. Bender, MD, FACP to the position of vice president and chief medical officer (CMO). Dr. Bender, who will report directly to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Bernhard Sixt, will be responsible for directing all medical activities within Agendia, playing an integral role in defining the strategic vision of the company as it expands its U.S. presence with an Agendia Inc. office in California in the coming months.
"We are very pleased to add a Board certified Oncologist of Dr. Bender's caliber to our management team," said Dr. Sixt. "As we continue to expand our U.S. presence and the use of our MammaPrint(R) diagnostic service by U.S.- based patients, we are confident that Dr. Bender's wealth of experience will play a critical role in the company's strategic planning and execution of our clinical programs."
"We are delighted to welcome Dr. Bender to the Agendia team," said Dr. Jan Groen, chief operating officer (COO) of Agendia. "His reputation and broad experience in the field of oncology, including treatment, drug development and genomic assays, will be an extremely valuable asset to our company as we increase our global presence."
"I am very excited to be joining Agendia at such a pivotal and exciting time in the company's development," said Dr. Bender. "Their FDA cleared breast cancer prognostic test MammaPrint clearly shows that Agendia is becoming an important diagnostic provider for the management of breast cancer. The company's promising oncology pipeline and its depth of expertise shows that the company is positioned very well to achieve its goal of bringing innovative cancer diagnostics to patient care."
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