​​​​​​​Supervisory Board of Epigenomics AG Appoints Dr. Andrew Lukowiak as President and Chief Scientific Officer

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18.11.2021 / 08:00

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Supervisory Board of Epigenomics AG Appoints Dr. Andrew Lukowiak as President and Chief Scientific Officer

  • Dr. Andrew Lukowiak is a proven senior executive with deep technology and development expertise
  • Appointment underscores Epigenomics’ commitment to the opportunity for Epi proColon “Next-Gen”, the company’s enhanced blood-based colorectal cancer screening test
  • New President and Chief Scientific Officer to join Epigenomics on December 1, 2021

Berlin (Germany) and San Diego, CA (U.S.A.), November 18, 2021 – Epigenomics AG (Frankfurt Prime Standard: ECX, OTCQX: EPGNY; the “Company”), the German-American cancer molecular diagnostics company, announced today that the Supervisory Board appointed Dr. Andrew Lukowiak as President and Chief Scientific Officer with effect from December 1, 2021. Dr. Lukowiak, who has held senior management positions in the U.S. molecular diagnostics industry, will become a member of the Executive Board of Epigenomics and oversee Research and Development and Operations.

Dr. Lukowiak (49) has over 20 years of management experience in the molecular diagnostics and life sciences industries. Prior to joining Epigenomics, Andrew served as CEO and Board Member for Millennium Health, a leading specialty toxicology laboratory. Dr. Lukowiak was also Chief Operating Officer of AltheaDx Inc., where he led the development, validation and launch of multiple Real-Time PCR tests for a broad array of disease states. Additionally, he was a senior R&D executive at GenMark Diagnostics and Hologic, where he was responsible for both PMA and 510(k) cleared products including the support and automation of an HPV test for cervical cancer. Dr. Lukowiak earned his doctorate in Genetics from the University of Georgia and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Pennsylvania State University.

Heino von Prondzynski, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, stated: “The Supervisory Board is excited to add the significant executive management, clinical and technical expertise that Andrew brings to the Executive Board of Epigenomics AG. Dr. Lukowiak has continually demonstrated the ability to deliver innovative tests through the FDA and the reimbursement process that have then led to commercial success. His breadth and depth of experience is ideally suited for Epigenomics to successfully execute the strategic plan for Epi proColon “Next-Gen”.”

“I am excited to join the Epigenomics team and execute the plan for Epi proColon Next-Gen”,” said Dr. Lukowiak. “Epigenomics’ “Next-Gen” blood-based cancer test has the potential to significantly improve colon cancer screening rates and save lives. The company’s leadership and innovation in liquid biopsy is an ideal platform to deliver an easy-to-use Real-time PCR based solution for hospital-based laboratories.”
 

About Epigenomics
Epigenomics AG is a molecular diagnostics company focused on blood testing for the early detection of cancer. Based on its proprietary biomarker technology for the detection of methylated DNA, Epigenomics develops and markets blood tests for various cancer indications with high unmet medical need. Epigenomics’ lead product is the blood test Epi proColon(R) for the early detection of colorectal cancer. Epi proColon is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is marketed in the United States and Europe as well as other selected countries. HCCBloodTest, a blood test for the detection of liver cancer, have received the CE Mark for marketing in Europe.

For further information please visit www.epigenomics.com.
 

Contact:
Company

Epigenomics AG, Geneststrasse 5, 10829 Berlin,
Tel +49 (0) 30 24345 0, Fax +49 (0) 30 24345 555, E-Mail: contact@epigenomics.com

Investor Relations
IR.on AG, Frederic Hilke, Tel +49 221 9140 970, E-Mail: ir@epigenomics.com

 

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