SAN DIEGO, Feb. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocept, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOC), a leading commercial provider of liquid biopsy tests designed to provide physicians with clinically actionable information to improve the outcomes of patients diagnosed with cancer, announces the promotion of Cory J. Dunn, M.S., M. Ed. to Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations. Ms. Dunn succeeds Edwin Hendrick, who resigned to pursue other endeavors.
Ms. Dunn has served as Biocept's Vice President of Commercial Operations since October 2018. Prior to joining Biocept, she held multiple leadership positions at life sciences companies specializing in diagnostics, including GenomeDx Biosciences (presently Decipher Biosciences), PLUS Diagnostics (presently Inform Diagnostics) and Genoptix. She holds an M.A. in education from Stanford University, and M.S. in Biology and B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from the University of California, San Diego.
"Cory has done a fantastic job over the past several years in expanding our Target Selector™ strategy into urology and oncology, and we are delighted that she will head our commercial operations," said Michael Nall, Biocept's President and CEO. "The entire team is united behind Cory's sales and marketing leadership and we look forward to providing updates on our commercial progress. I want to thank Edwin Hendrick for his leadership and dedication to Biocept and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors."
"I look forward to taking on this new challenge and am enthusiastic about working with the commercial team to expand Biocept's reach and the universe of patients who can benefit from our Target Selector™ testing," said Ms. Dunn.
Biocept, Inc. is a molecular diagnostics company with commercialized assays for lung, breast, gastric, colorectal and prostate cancers, and melanoma. The Company uses its proprietary liquid biopsy technology to provide physicians with information for treating and monitoring patients diagnosed with cancer. The Company's patented Target Selector™ liquid biopsy technology platform captures and analyzes tumor-associated molecular markers in both circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and in plasma (ctDNA). With thousands of tests performed, the platform has demonstrated the ability to identify cancer mutations and alterations to inform physicians about a patient's disease and therapeutic options. For additional information, please visit www.biocept.com.
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