AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML), a molecular diagnostics company focused on gynecologic cancers and women's health, has appointed Marian E. Sacco as senior vice president of sales and marketing and chief commercial officer. Ms. Sacco is a proven leader in launching and building markets for innovative diagnostics to address key issues in improving women's health. She has more than 25 years of experience in product development, worldwide marketing, operations and sales management in both private and public companies. Her focus on women's health began at Centocor Diagnostics where her achievements include the U.S. launch of CA125 used to monitor ovarian cancer recurrence. More recently, she successfully led the commercial effort to build the global product market and laboratory service business for novel tests to manage pregnancy risks and infertility diagnostics as senior vice president, sales and marketing at Adeza BioMedical (acquired by Cytyc Corporation for more than $450 million, now part of Hologic). "We are excited to add Marian's experience, energy and expertise in women's health and oncology to our team, as Vermillion expands its leadership role in commercializing OVA1 and future diagnostic tests," said Tom McLain, Vermillion's president and chief executive officer. "Marian has worked with us as a consultant in developing our commercial strategy. In this new role, she will draw on her proven track record in developing and executing sales and marketing strategies to expand awareness with physicians, patients and healthcare providers and drive increased use of OVA1." Immediately prior to joining Vermillion, Ms. Sacco worked with numerous women's healthcare companies as a strategy and commercialization consultant. Her clients included both product and laboratory service companies focused on new, novel tests and technologies in genetics, pregnancy, reproductive health and oncology.