GenapSys Names Jason Myers CEO

first_img Pinterest Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS  Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– GenapSys Inc. (GenapSys), the company behind the world’s first highly accurate, affordable, and accessible gene sequencer, today announced it has named Jason Myers as its Chief Executive Officer, effective February 15, 2021. He will also join the GenapSys Board of Directors. Myers will succeed Dr. Hesaam Esfandyarpour, founder and CEO of GenapSys since 2010, who will remain as Chairman. As a strong leader in the biotech industry with a demonstrated track record of scaling businesses and bringing innovative technologies to market, Myers will help GenapSys continue to innovate and expand the reach of its industry-leading solutions. Myers currently serves as a member of the management team and a Director at Invitae, where he leads oncology strategy development. He joined Invitae in 2020 upon the acquisition of ArcherDX, a company he founded and led as President and Chief Executive Officer. Myers is trained as a biochemist with a wealth of experience in genomics and product development. Prior to founding ArcherDX, Myers led cross-functional platform and sequencing application development for Ion TorrentTM, which was acquired by Life Technologies in 2010. In addition, Myers discovered and successfully licensed a novel loss-of-function RNAI screening product to several leading life science tools companies. Myers received his Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology from Stanford University School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University. Dr. Esfandyarpour is the inventor of electronic DNA sequencing, a technology he developed during his Ph.D. work at Stanford University. He has dedicated the past decade to the development of this novel and higher-efficiency DNA sequencing technology, which at its core represents the convergence of multiple fields of science, engineering, chemistry, biology, and computing. Instead of the optical-based technologies traditionally used in the industry, the GenapSys system centers around a pure electronic chip, enabling a simple, elegant, accurate, and low-cost solution. “I’m thrilled to be joining GenapSys at this moment when the importance of innovative healthcare technology has never been clearer. Hesaam and the team have developed a pioneering sequencer that delivers highly accurate results at a fraction of the cost of other solutions. I’m excited to help further scale and commercialize this technology so that we can deliver the power of sequencing to new communities and industries,” said Myers. “I am pleased to welcome Jason to the GenapSys team and look forward to partnering with him in this next chapter of our growth. With world-class management and best-in-class technology, I’m confident we will continue to capture the huge opportunities ahead and revolutionize healthcare diagnostics, pharmaceutical discovery, personalized medicine, food testing, forensics, agriculture, biology, and more,” said Esfandyarpour. About GenapSys Inc. GenapSys is the company behind the world’s first highly accurate direct electronic sequencing technology. Its system leverages a proprietary electrical microfluidic sequencing chip with a scalable number of detectors, allowing for applications ranging from targeted sequencing of specific amplicons to genome-scale sequencing data collection. The proprietary semiconductor chip-based detection modality allows the system to be compact, scalable, and affordable, empowering the democratization of access to Next-Generation Sequencing. Founded by Dr. Hesaam Esfandyarpour, GenapSys’ novel sequencing method is revolutionizing genomics discovery, biomedical research, healthcare, diagnostics, agriculture, and a variety of other fields. GenapSys is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. For more information, visit GenapSys.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005411/en/ CONTACT: Celia de Pentheny O’Kelly / Charlie Smalling [email protected] [email protected] 415.618.8750 Sard Verbinnen & Co KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY PHARMACEUTICAL GENETICS HEALTH SOURCE: GenapSys Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005411/encenter_img Local NewsBusiness GenapSys Names Jason Myers CEO Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Previous article5 ways to get winter ‘lit’Next articleAirship Unveils Real-Time, Bi-Directional Integration of its Customer Engagement Platform with Adobe Experience Platform Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Karl Denson Leads Emotionally Charged Prince Tribute In New Orleans [Video/Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Last night, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Motet, and The Mike Dillon Band blew the roof off of New Orleans’ venue Howlin’ Wolf for a glorious late night Jazz Fest celebration. Leading the show was KDTU’s planned performance of Prince’s Dirty Mind album, which the group has done in the past. Planned months in advance, the show took on a new emotional significance in the wake of the Purple One’s recent passing.The fallen star’s iconic music blasted throughout the walls of the Wolf, as the band did justice to the 1980 classic album, Dirty Mind. The set included the record’s hits, “Do It All Night,” “Gotta Broken Heart Again,” “Uptown” and a raging “Party” closer. The full release bounces from funk to pop to everything in between, and the band handled the music like true professionals. Con Brio’s singer Ziek McCarter was on hand to accentuate the Purple One’s iconic vocals.The band returned for a three song encore that expanded beyond Dirty Mind and brought out some of Prince’s biggest hits, including “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” When Doves Cry,” and an emotionally-charged, soul-satisfying “Purple Rain.” Enjoy this fan-shot footage of “When Doves Cry”:Check out the rest of the night’s magnificent photos in the gallery below, courtesy of Sam Shinault!Setlist: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Does Prince at Howlin’ Wolf, New Orleans, LA – 4/28/16:Set 1: Dirty Mind, When You Were Mine, Do It All Night, Gotta Broken Heart Again, Uptown, Head, Sister, PartyEncore: I Wanna Be Your Lover, When Doves Cry, Purple Rainlast_img read more

Onsite THiNK17: Beyond the buzzword

first_img“Digital Transformation”: It’s been the buzzword of THiNK17 so far, but what does that actually look like?Often times we think that if we add some digital components to our business model then we have embraced digital, we did it, we finally became digital! Unfortunately, in those cases we are confusing “digital transformation” with “digitalization”. When we add a layer of digital to a current legacy system we are upgrading it and solving some problems, but we aren’t transforming the way we operate.We had the pleasure of hearing from Columbia University Professor and author, David Rogers today, and he gave us a breakdown of 5 key components to help you on your path to digital transformation:Members (or really anyone you serve, such as your employees): we need to take them from being passive targets to part of our dynamic network.Competition: pay attention to what’s around you, your competition might not look like you so you need to be able to identify them. (ie: Uber and Google can be competition for Toyota)Data: it’s time to get the data out of silos and find outside partners who can help turn the data we have into an asset by allowing us to act quickly.Innovation: Move away from top-down planning that is slow and expensive, to rapid experimentation so that you can fail smarter and innovate faster.Value: Go from defending your model to adapting and changing to stay relevant.When these 5 pieces come together then you have completely transformed your organization to be the place that people think of when they think of digital companies, alongside Google and Netflix. The path to digital transformation can be hard, but if you keep the focus on the problem that you are solving, the big picture, instead of trying to make what you have fit into place, then you’re sure to be successful. 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Reed Web: www.CUInsight.com Detailslast_img read more