Vancouver, Canada – January 8, 2020: Contextual Genomics, a leading cancer genomics company, announced that it has named Brady Davis to its executive team. Mr. Davis, a veteran of the life sciences, healthcare and software industries, joins as Senior Vice President, Business Development of the Company, responsible for global strategy and business development.
Mr. Davis has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the life sciences, healthcare and software fields. Previous roles have included Vice President, market development and strategy at DNAnexus, head of strategy and market development for Illumina focused on informatics, and the head of healthcare strategy and business development at Oracle. Mr. Davis currently serves on the Board of Directors and Advisory Board of multiple non-profit organizations, including the Global Alzheimer’s Association Interactive Network, Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers (Ci4CC), Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the University of Washington Center for Commercialization. Mr. Davis is a graduate of the University of Washington.
“Cancer genomic testing has tremendous potential, and there is a dire need to make it affordable and accessible. Contextual Genomics is democratizing cancer genomic testing through a decentralized model bringing highly accurate and cost-effective personalized cancer testing to patients and providers at the local level,” said Mr. Davis.
“Brady is truly a world-class leader in the healthcare industry. He has deep experience with many of our customers and a keen understanding of the current challenges and trends of the global clinical genomics market. We are excited to have Brady on our leadership team,” Michael Ball, Contextual Genomics’ Chief Executive Officer, commented in a statement.
About Contextual Genomics (www.canexiahealth.com):
Contextual Genomics develops cost-effective and clinically actionable molecular tests that guide diagnosis and treatment of cancer. These customized tests are offered by our partner laboratories around the world with Contextual Genomics conducting cloud-based bioinformatics services via a SaaS model. The collection of data via this robust network of partners and the use of machine-learning tools allows Contextual Genomics to improve patient care through improved clinical trial enrollment and new treatment algorithms. Contextual Genomics is founded and managed by global leaders in cancer medicine and bioinformatics, who have unparalleled expertise in cancer genomics and the clonal evolution of cancer.
About Contextual Genomics’ Products:
Contextual Genomics has developed the FIND IT®and FOLLOW IT® cancer panels. Both panels are multiplex, next-generation sequencing genomic assays designed for rapid deployment into labs around the world. Both FIND IT and FOLLOW IT evaluate the mutation status of tumour DNA (FIND IT for solid tumours; FOLLOW IT for cell-free circulating tumour DNA in plasma) at 146 well-characterized positions, identifying the somatic mutations that have the greatest potential to impact treatment decisions. QUALITY NEXUS® is a quality control system embedded into all FIND IT and FOLLOW IT assays and into Contextual Genomics’ cloud-based analysis engine. FIND IT and FOLLOW IT physician reports provide clear information on test interpretation and linkages to current therapeutic options.
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