RUTHERFORD, N.J., March 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cancer Genetics, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: CGIX), an emerging leader in novel drug discovery techniques, announced today the appointment of Roland J. Carrillo, PhD as the Vice President of Business Development.
Dr. Carrillo brings over a decade of experience with drug discovery and translational science with extensive knowledge of business development, marketing, and sales operations. His latest role was at Crown Bioscience, where he held positions as Senior Director for Sales Operations and Director of Business Development. He also led efforts in sales enablement, research service commercialization, and new business unit creation. Previously, Dr. Carrillo served in business development leadership roles at BellBrook Labs and The Jackson Laboratory. He earned an MBA in Bioscience Management and a PhD in Quantitative Genetics from North Carolina State University.
"I am pleased to be joining Cancer Genetics at such a pivotal time in the Company's history. My new colleagues are established leaders in late-stage pre-clinical development, and I believe the recently announced merger agreement with StemoniX has the potential to place Cancer Genetics at an inflection point for exponential growth in both drug discovery and development. I look forward to working to try to accelerate this evolution with the team," stated Dr. Carrillo.
"Dr. Carrillo has a demonstrated history of success in our industry. Furthermore, I believe Dr. Carrillo's international experience, both personal and professional, will be extremely valuable given that Cancer Genetics has divisions in the US, Australia, and Europe. As we plan for the merger and integration with StemoniX, we believe his skills, commitment, and passion will be invaluable in driving our business solutions forward both in regional and global markets," said Jay Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Genetics.
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Through its vivoPharm subsidiary, Cancer Genetics offers proprietary preclinical test systems supporting clinical diagnostic offerings at early stages, valued by the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology companies and academic research centers. The Company is focused on precision and translational medicine to drive drug discovery and novel therapies. vivoPharm specializes in conducting studies tailored to guide drug development, starting from compound libraries and ending with a comprehensive set of in vitro and in vivo data and reports, as needed for Investigational New Drug filings. vivoPharm operates in The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) accredited and GLP compliant audited facilities. For more information, please visit www.cancergenetics.com .
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Additional Information about the Proposed Merger and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed merger between CGI and StemoniX, CGI has filed relevant materials with the SEC, including a registration statement on Form S-4, as amended, that contains a proxy statement/prospectus/information statement. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF CGI AND STEMONIX ARE URGED TO READ THESE MATERIALS (AS WELL AS AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO AND ANY DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE THEREIN) WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CGI, STEMONIX AND THE PROPOSED MERGER. The proxy statement/prospectus/information statement and other relevant materials (when they become available), and any other documents filed by CGI with the SEC, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC website at www.sec.gov . In addition, investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by CGI by directing a written request to: Cancer Genetics, Inc., c/o John A. Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, 201 Route 17 North 2nd Floor, Rutherford, NJ 07070. Investors and security holders are urged to read the Registration Statement and the other relevant materials when they become available before making any voting or investment decision with respect to the proposed merger.
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Participants in the Solicitation
CGI and its directors and executive officers and StemoniX and its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of CGI in connection with the proposed transaction under the rules of the SEC. Information about the directors and executive officers of CGI and their ownership of shares of CGI's common stock is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, which was filed with the SEC on May 29, 2020, and in subsequent documents filed and to be filed with the SEC, including the Registration Statement referred to above. Additional information regarding the persons who may be deemed participants in the proxy solicitations and a description of their direct and indirect interests in the proposed merger, by security holdings or otherwise, are included in the Registration Statement and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available. These documents are available free of charge at the SEC web site ( www.sec.gov ) and from the Chief Executive Officer at CGI at the address described above.
This report contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. CGI and StemoniX generally identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "could," "intends," "target," "projects," "contemplates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential" or "continue" or the negative of these terms or other similar words. These statements are only predictions. CGI and StemoniX have based these forward-looking statements largely on their then-current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends as well as the beliefs and assumptions of management. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond each of CGI's and StemoniX's control. CGI's and StemoniX's actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including but not limited to: (i) risks associated with CGI's and StemoniX's ability to obtain the approval of Nasdaq for continued listing and listing after the merger, and the shareholder approvals required to consummate the proposed merger transaction and the timing of the closing of the proposed merger transaction, including the risks that a condition to closing would not be satisfied within the expected timeframe or at all or that the closing of the proposed merger transaction will not occur; (ii) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the parties and others related to the Merger Agreement relating to the merger; (iii) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance or condition that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement, (iv) unanticipated difficulties or expenditures relating to the proposed merger transaction, the response of business partners and competitors to the announcement of the proposed merger transaction, and/or potential difficulties in employee retention as a result of the announcement and pendency of the proposed merger transaction; (v) volatility and uncertainty in the financial markets and general economic conditions, which could have an adverse impact on CGI and/or StemoniX, and (vi) those risks detailed in CGI's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and its registration statement on Form S-4, as amended, and subsequent reports filed with the SEC, as well as other documents that may be filed by CGI from time to time with the SEC. Accordingly, you should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Neither CGI nor StemoniX can assure you that the events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be achieved or occur, and actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made in this communication relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made. Except as required by applicable law or regulation, CGI and StemoniX undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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