HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTGM) (HTG), a provider of instruments, reagents, and services for molecular profiling applications, today announced the appointment of Maureen T. Cronin, Ph.D., as the Company’s Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President as of November 16, 2018. Dr. Cronin is a veteran biotechnology, translational science and diagnostic executive.
“HTG is incredibly honored to have Maureen join our company as she brings extensive experience in developing high-value precision diagnostics,” said TJ Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of HTG. “Maureen’s technology background, including most recent senior roles at Celgene, Foundation Medicine and Genomic Health, fit perfectly into HTG’s growth opportunities.”
“I met TJ several years ago and have followed the company closely since becoming aware of HTG’s technology. I believe HTG is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of next generation sequencing (NGS) based diagnostics and that the technology can be easily deployed into all labs,” said Dr. Cronin. “I’m energized to join this dynamic team and work to accelerate their pipeline of new precision diagnostic concepts and products, as well as partner with HTG’s BioPharma customers in developing best-in-class companion diagnostics.”
About Maureen T. Cronin, Ph.D.
Dr. Maureen Cronin’s brings to HTG extensive experience in genomic technology development, laboratory test development and delivery, regulatory compliance, academic clinical research and pharmaceutical company therapeutics development. Previously, Dr. Cronin was Executive Director of Strategic Information Management for Celgene Corporation, a global biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases, from 2012 to 2017. Prior to Celgene, she was Senior Vice President of Research and Product Development for Foundation Medicine, Inc., a molecular oncology diagnostics company, from 2010 to 2012. At Genomic Health, Inc., also a molecular oncology diagnostics company, Dr. Cronin was Vice President of Translation Research from 2004 to 2010 and Senior Director of Technology Development from 2001 to 2004.
Dr. Cronin is the recipient of numerous academic honors, fellowships, or awards, has over two dozen issued patents, and has written pieces for over four dozen journals and books. She received her Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and her M.S. and B.S. at the University of California, Davis, Department of Animal Physiology.
HTG is focused on next generation sequencing (NGS) based molecular profiling. The company’s proprietary HTG EdgeSeq technology automates complex, highly multiplexed molecular profiling from solid and liquid samples, even when limited in amount. HTG’s customers use its technology to identify biomarkers important for precision medicine, to understand the clinical relevance of these discoveries, and ultimately to identify treatment options. Our mission is to empower precision medicine at the local level.
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