CHELMSFORD, Mass., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ESA Biosciences, a Magellan Biosciences company and leader in dedicated systems to screen children for lead poisoning, announced that James P. Whelan has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing for ESA's clinical-diagnostics business. Mr. Whelan comes to ESA from Laboratory Corporation of America, where he was most recently vice president of managed care for LabCorp's esoteric business. Previously, he was vice president of marketing and business development for the company, responsible for marketing LabCorp's $3 billion diagnostics business to physicians, hospitals, and managed care.
"ESA's clinical-diagnostics business has grown significantly since we introduced the CLIA-waived LeadCare(R) II system in the fall of 2006," said Magellan's President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Robert J. Rosenthal. "We are delighted to have Jim Whelan on board as we expand the reach of our existing products into new markets, extend our point-of-care platform to other analytes, and add to our portfolio of diagnostic products. Our focus remains providing clinicians with the fast and reliable results they need to make good treatment decisions and improve health outcomes for their patients. I am confident that with Jim's proven skills, leadership capabilities, and extensive experience with physicians, managed care plans, and distribution management, we will continue our ascent to a leadership position as a world-class diagnostics company."
"This is indeed an exciting time in ESA's corporate history," said Mr.
Whelan. "Blood-lead-testing volumes are on the rise as reports of
lead-tainted products and lead in the environment have encouraged
physicians, parents, politicians, and other community stakeholders to focus
on the serious health effects of lead exposure. Where it has been adopted
as a screening device to identify children with elevated blood-lead levels,
clinicians tell us that LeadCare II is an u
|SOURCE Magellan Biosciences|
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