ChromaCode, a private, California-based molecular diagnostics company with founders out of Illumina, Google[x], and Luminex, has appointed Mark McDonough as CEO. Investors include NEA, Northpond Ventures, Vensana Capital, and Adjuvant Capital.
Mark is an accomplished, commercially-oriented serial CEO with more than two decades of achievement in molecular diagnostics. Most recently, he was CEO of PierianDx, a private, genomic SaaS solution provider in the cancer diagnostic space. Earlier, Mark served as CEO of CombiMatrix, a public company and leader in high-complexity reproductive health testing. He orchestrated that company’s sale to Invitae in 2017.
This is Occam’s second Dx CEO placement in a matter of months. Last year, Dave Mullarkey was appointed CEO of ClearNote Health, a Stephen Quake company.
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