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Metamark Genetics closes $22M Series B financing

February 05, 2016

Lynda Chin, M.D.,  Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and the Scientific Director of the Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Chin is a leading figure in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and the International Cancer Genome Consortium, as well as a co-founder of AVEO Pharmaceuticals. Ronald A. DePinho M.D.,  American Cancer Society Research Professor and Professor of Medicine and Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science. Dr. DePinho is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the recipient of the 2009 4th Annual Szent Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research, and a co-founder of AVEO Pharmaceuticals. David Rimm M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pathology at Yale and Director of the Yale Tissue Microarray Facility. Dr. Rimm is a leading authority on the use of biomarkers to predict metastasis, has pioneered the quantitation and digitization of molecular pathology, invented the AQUA? technology, and co-founded HistoRx, Inc.Raju Kucherlapati Ph.D.,  Paul C. Cabot Professor of Genetics and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kucherlapati is a leader in the national Personalized Medicine community, a member of both the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, and was a founder of Cell Genesys, Abgenix, and Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Kenneth E. Weg,  Chairman and Acting CEO of Metamark Genetics, previously served 33 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, most recently as President, Worldwide Medicines Group as well as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Weg currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Fox Chase Cancer Center and AVEO Pharmaceuticals, and was previously the non-executive Chairman of Millennium Pharmaceuticals until the company was bought by Takeda.

SOURCE Metamark Genetics, Inc.