Inivata Expands Executive Leadership Team with the Appointment of James Clark as VP of Clinical Laboratory Operations
Inivata Limited, a clinical cancer genomics company focussed on harnessing the potential of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) analysis to improve cancer testing and treatment, today announces the appointment of Dr James Clark as Vice President of Clinical Laboratory Operations.
To accelerate the development of the Company’s patient testing infrastructure, Dr Clark will be responsible for set up and management of Inivata’s clinical testing laboratories in the US and Europe. He will also be closely involved with product development and commercialisation.
Dr Clark brings executive management level experience at the nexus of the therapeutic and diagnostic industries, specialising in Companion Diagnostics (CDx) and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). During his career he has worked extensively in therapeutics and molecular oncology, developing and commercialising over 10 diagnostic products. James brings US-based CLIA lab experience having held executive roles in a number of oncology companies including VP Research and Development at MDx Health and COO at Response Genetics.
Dr Clark has a BSc in Microbiology and obtained his PhD from the Biochemistry Department of Glasgow University.
Michael Stocum, Chief Executive Officer at Inivata, said:
“James has an established track record in commercialising new products and services. This, together with his CLIA lab experience, will be invaluable as we drive forward our development and establish the clinical laboratory capabilities that enable us to offer the benefits of our ctDNA testing platform to oncologists and cancer patients to aid in optimising treatment selection.”
Dr James Clark, said:
“I share Inivata’s passion for the adoption of a personalised medical approach as part of clinical practice in cancer treatment. Inivata is a recognised leader in ctDNA analysis and I look forward to joining the team at an exciting time for the Company as its non-invasive biopsy products are rolled out and reach patients.”
Inivata is a leader in liquid biopsy. Its InVision® platform unlocks essential genomic information from a simple blood draw to guide and personalize cancer treatment, monitor response and detect relapse. Inivata’s technology is based on pioneering research from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge. Its lead product, InVisionFirst®-Lung is commercially available and offers best-in-class sensitivity and turnaround, providing molecular insights that enable clinicians to make more informed treatment decisions for advanced NSCLC patients. Inivata has also launched the personalized RaDaR™ assay – allowing the highly sensitive detection of residual disease and recurrence. Inivata is partnering with pharmaceutical, biotechnology companies and commercial partners in a range of early and late stage cancer development programs. The Company has a CLIA certified, CAP accredited laboratory in Research Triangle Park, NC and R&D laboratories in Cambridge, UK. For more information, please go to www.inivata.com. Follow us on Twitter @Inivata.