Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
qPCR
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Personalis Establishes UK Subsidiary and Appoints Mark Dronsfield as Director of European Sales

Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Personalis announced the formation of its UK subsidiary, Personalis UK Limited, to better serve the needs of customers across Europe.

The company also announced the appointment of Mark Dronsfield, Ph.D., as Director of European Sales.

“Given the expanding research and clinical demands for large scale exome and genome analysis, we felt it was important to augment our presence in the European markets,” said Personalis CEO John West.  “We wanted to be prepared to build infrastructure on both the commercial and operational sides, so we are best able to address the needs of researchers and clinicians.”

West continued, “We are especially pleased to open our UK subsidiary as two of our major investors, Abingworth Management LLP and Dr. Herman Hauser, FRS, are UK-based.” Both Abingworth and Dr. Hauser’s Amadeus venture fund were investors in Solexa, Ltd, inventor of the sequencing-by-synthesis technology at the core of Illumina’s sequencing systems today. Abingworth’s Dr. Jonathan MacQuitty currently serves as Personalis’ Chairman.

Initially, Personalis intends to build out its commercial team, but will also build services infrastructure in the UK as customers’ needs require.

Mark Dronsfield, Personalis’ newly appointed Director of European Sales, was most recently Head of Commercial Operations Europe for RainDance Technologies and has also held European commercial operations positions for Illumina, Affymetrix and Life Technologies.

“We believe that the combination of Personalis’ deep expertise in exome/genome sequencing and analysis, along with a direct presence in Europe, will open many new opportunities as the clinical demand for next generation sequencing rapidly grows,” said Dronsfield.  “I am really excited to be part of Personalis’ European expansion.”


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
The Genetic Roots of Adolescent Scoliosis
Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences in collaboration with Keio University in Japan have discovered a gene that is linked to susceptibility of Scoliosis.
Diagnostic Test Developed for Enterovirus D68
researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a diagnostic test to quickly detect enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a respiratory virus that caused unusually severe illness in children last year.
Simple Technology Makes CRISPR Gene Editing Cheaper
University of California, Berkeley, researchers have discovered a much cheaper and easier way to target a hot new gene editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9, to cut or label DNA.
RNAi Screening Trends
Understand current trends and learn which application areas are expected to gain in popularity over the next few years.
HPV Genomes Show Greater Diversity Than Expected in Cancer Patients
The findings could have implications for eventually understanding why some cervical lesions become malignant.
Rapidly Detecting Drug-Resistant HepC
A nested PCR-based assay has been shown to rapidly and accurately detect drug-resistant strains of the hepatitis C virus.
Researchers Seek Water Test for Invasive Species Detection
Detecting invasive lake and river species using just a water sample would be a dream come true for wildlife managers and regulators in the state and University of Maine researchers may soon make this an inexpensive reality.
New Cell Structure Finding Might Lead to Novel Cancer Therapies
University of Warwick scientists in the U.K. say they have discovered a cell structure which could help researchers understand why some cancers develop.
Ebola Assays Compared in Head-to-Head Analysis
A newly published study has attempted to rigorously evaluate a few of the assays recently granted Emergency Use Authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration to test for Ebola Zaire virus.
Profiling DNA Viruses in Arctic Lakes
The Arctic's freshwater lakes contain viral communities composed of DNA viruses from lineages that are largely distinct from those described elsewhere, a new study suggests.
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!