AUSTIN, Texas, March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (NYSE AMERICAN: VNRX) ("Volition"), a multi-national epigenetics company developing simple, easy to use, cost effective blood tests to help diagnose a range of cancers and other diseases in both humans and animals, announced today the appointment, effective May 1, 2021, of Dr. Tom Butera DVM, to the position of Chief Executive Officer, Volition Veterinary Diagnostics Development LLC, assuming such role from Dr. Gaetan Michel who continues to serve as Chief Operating Officer of Volition and Chief Executive Officer of Belgian Volition.
"We are delighted that Tom has agreed to lead our Veterinary subsidiary. Tom is a proven entrepreneur, innovator and value-based leader in the veterinary healthcare field, and we are confident he will bring a deep scientific understanding, as well as valuable strategic, operational and management experience to the role," commented Cameron Reynolds, Group Chief Executive Officer, of Volition. "This is a key time for Volition Veterinary as the beta launch in Texas continues to facilitate real-world learnings which will help shape the marketing mix before our planned launch nationally across the U.S. in the next few months."
"My vision for Volition Veterinary is to ensure the Nu.Q® Vet Cancer Screening Wellness Test and all subsequent products become the 'first line cancer diagnostic of choice' for small and large animal veterinarians, firstly in the U.S. and then throughout the world," said Dr. Butera. "I am looking forward to reviewing the Texas beta launch, conducting the Asian and European beta launches and, most importantly, establishing the sales and distribution model for Nu.Q® Vet products worldwide, including licensing and distribution discussions with large multinational Veterinary companies."
Dr. Butera will continue to serve in his current role of Business Development Director at Veterinary Centers of America (VCA), part of Mars Veterinary Health, before assuming the new CEO position with Volition Veterinary on May 1st.
Effective immediately, Dr. Butera has resigned from his positions as a non- executive member of the Board of Directors and related Committees of Volition in anticipation of taking up this executive role.
In addition to VCA, Dr. Butera's vast industry experiences includes serving as Co-Founder, Board Member and Chief Medical Officer of Pet Partners, LLC, which was acquired by Mars Veterinary Health in 2016. Dr. Butera received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairfield University and his DVM from the University of Missouri Veterinary School.
Volition is a multi-national epigenetics company developing simple, easy to use, cost effective blood tests to help diagnose a range of cancers and other diseases. Early diagnosis has the potential to not only prolong the life of patients, but also to improve their quality of life. The tests are based on the science of NucleosomicsTM, which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream or other bodily fluid - an indication that disease is present. Volition is primarily focused on human diagnostics but also has a subsidiary focused on animal diagnostics.
Volition's research and development activities are centered in Belgium, with a small laboratory in California and additional offices in Texas, London and Singapore, as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic products to market.
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