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Medical Advisors

The Company is supported by a Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) with extensive experience in the practice of transfusion medicine. All members of our MAC are clinicians with expertise in all facets of blood banking and a thorough familiarity with the risks of bacterial contamination of blood components. As active consultants to the Company, they offer Verax guidance in the areas of product design and clinical trial planning.

Arthur Bracey

Arthur W. Bracey, Jr., MD

Chief, Clinical Pathology, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Baylor College of Medicine

Nancy Dunbar

Nancy M. Dunbar, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and of Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH
Medical Director, Blood Bank and Associate Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine Service
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Michael Jacobs

Michael R. Jacobs, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University
Director, Clinical Microbiology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Alex Ryder, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Clinical Laboratories and Transfusion Services,
Le Bonheur Children’s Hosptial
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Yan Yun Wu, MD, PhD

Chief Medical Officer, Bloodworks Northwest

Mark Yazer

Mark H. Yazer, MD

Professor of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Director, RBC serology reference laboratory, Centralized Transfusion Service
Associate Medical Director, Centralized Transfusion Service, Institute for Transfusion Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Clinical Immunology, University of Southern Denmark

The PGD testing system

The Company's first product is the Platelet PGD Test – a rapid test for the detection of bacterial contamination in platelets.

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