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

Spain pushes clean energy decree to speed renewable rollout

first_imgSpain’s cabinet approved on Tuesday a decree aimed at smoothing the rollout of renewable energy generation, with measures to combat speculation in the market, cut red tape and overhaul an outdated auction system to reassure investors and lower prices.Spain wants to make use of rich natural resources including prodigious sunlight both to reduce pollution and create jobs, in response to the devastation the coronavirus has wrought on an economy that relies heavily on tourism and cars.It follows plans being developed by the European Union (EU) to use low-carbon investments to battle the downturn. Spain is working on joining a handful of wealthy nations embedding targeted emissions reductions into law. One area the decree aims to address is control over permits to pump power into the grid, which renewable developers complain are being hoarded for profit, pushing up the cost of establishing new solar plants or wind farms.Responding to the fact that around 60% of outstanding requests for these permits appear to be purely speculative, the Energy and Environment Ministry said it would oblige holders to prove they were building plants or risk losing a deposit.Power auctions will now be based on the price of energy, a structure the ministry said would allow developers to better plan investments and revenue, and reduce the eventual price of electricity for consumers.Simplifying other permitting processes should help generate jobs across the supply chain, the ministry said, adding 90% of the components of a wind turbine and 65% of a solar plant can be produced in Spain.The measures were presented as an urgent decree, meaning they are likely to be approved unchanged by parliament in the coming days.  Topics :last_img read more

Windies bringing fearless approach to Aussie clash: Coach Reifer

first_imgNOTTINGHAM, England, (CMC) – Reigning world champions Australia will hold no terrors for a confident West Indies, when the two teams clash at Trent Bridge in their second outings in the ICC World Cup here Thursday.The last time the two teams met in a One-Day International three years ago, West Indies went down by 58 runs in the final of a Tri-Nations Series in the Caribbean involving South Africa.West Indies also came off the worse in the last bilateral series six years ago Down Under, suffering a heavy 5-0 whitewash but head coach Floyd Reifer says West Indies would be taking a “fearless” approach to the upcoming contest.We are not worried about them, we’re just focussed on our game,” Reifer said here Monday.“We’re focussed on playing our brand of cricket. These set of guys are creating the brand of cricket they want to play which is an aggressive, smart, confident, fearless cricket and that’s the brand we’re continuing to play no matter what who is the opposition.”West Indies sent a strong warning to opposing teams when they crushed Pakistan in their opening game here last Friday. Bowling with pace and hostility, they bundled out the Asian side for 105 and then raced to their target inside 14 overs.Australia, meanwhile, chased down Afghanistan’s 208 in Bristol to make a comfortable start to their title defence last weekend.Reifer said despite the opening win, his side were remaining grounded, focussing more on their execution than thinking about results.“We’re taking it one game at a time. Like I said, we’re not under any pressure. We’re just enjoying our cricket and focussing on playing the brand of cricket that we want to play,” the former West Indies captain explained.“We’re focussing on restoring the pride in West Indies cricket so we have our reasons, we have our purpose for being here and we’re just taking it one game at a time. At the end of the day we’ll be there July 14 [in the final].”Reifer said West Indies’ performance against Pakistan had been a pleasing one, especially with the team producing a clinical effort in the bowling and fielding departments.“The performance was very good. What was really good about it is that the guys went out there and executed the plans,” he pointed out.“I thought we bowled aggressively, we stuck to our plans. The spell that (Andre) Russell bowled was the game-changing spell. I thought he bowled really fast and put the Pakistan batsmen on the back foot.“Oshane Thomas bowled some quick balls as well. He came in and kind of polished off the job but all in all it was a very good team performance.”He continued: “In the field as well, we fielded well. The guys had a lot of energy in the field, the attitude to the fielding was there and all in all I thought it was a very good performance by the team.”last_img read more