SAN DIEGO, CA. May 20, 2021 AltheaDx, a commercial stage, precision medicine company with the world’s leading pharmacogenomics test for anxiety and depression announced today that it has appointed Derek Maetzold to its Board of Directors. Mr. Maetzold is AltheaDx’s fourth Director and brings not only strong knowledge of the diagnostics industry, but also operations and management experience. Mr. Maetzold is the Founder and CEO of publicly listed Castle Bio- sciences (NASDAQ: CSTL). Previously he held leadership roles at Encysive Pharmaceuticals, Amy- lin Pharmaceuticals, Sandoz and Schering-Plough. Castle Biosciences has gained Medicare reim- bursement coverage and has had a successful launch and commercialization of their diagnostic tests in uveal and cutaneous melanoma.
Mr. Maetzold joins David Nikodem, Dan Bradbury and François Ferré to the Board of Directors. Mr. Bradbury joined the AltheaDx Board in the fall of 2020 and currently is the Managing Member of BioBrit, LLC, a Life Sciences Consulting and Investment Firm based in La Jolla, CA, and also a founding investor and Director at Castle Biosciences. He is the Executive Chairman of Equillium Inc. and the former President, CEO and Director of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, and serves/has served on numerous public company Boards.
“I am very excited to welcome Derek to the Board of AltheaDx. As a highly successful entrepre- neur and leader at Castle Biosciences, Derek has first-hand experience with the intricacies and challenges of growing a business in the molecular diagnostic space. In addition, Derek brings a wealth of commercialization and marketing experience, having served several executive manage- ment roles throughout his career,” said Dr. François Ferré, Chairman and co-Founder of AltheaDx. “Derek is a key addition to our Board of Directors which is comprised of accomplished industry executives, current and former CEOs, and investors who support our plans for accelerated growth.”
Mr. Maetzold commented, “There is a monumental demand for more accurate and comprehen- sive pharmacogenomics testing especially to patients challenged with depression and anxiety that has been exacerbated by the global pandemic. I am thrilled to join the Board of Directors at AltheaDx to advance its business strategy and deliver precision health to patients.”
AltheaDx, Inc. is a San Diego-based commercial stage molecular diagnostics company specializing in the field of pharmacogenomics (PGx) focused on Mental Health. With an experienced team in place, the company maintains a CAP-Accredited, CLIA-Certified laboratory (State of California), which is also approved by the New York State Department of Health. NeuroIDgenetix is a flagship PGx product test for depression and anxiety and is supported by a successful and published/peer- reviewed Randomized Controlled Trial. This trial demonstrated clinical utility over standard of
care when physicians used our test prior to prescribing a medication. NeuroIDgenetix for depres- sion and anxiety is designed to enable healthcare providers to make timely and evidence-based decisions. NeuroIDgenetix for depression is reimbursed by Medicare since the fall of 2020.
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