Session Chair Profile

Editor in Chief, GenomeWeb

Edward Winnick is the Editor in Chief of GenomeWeb, an independent online news organization focused on the genomics research industry and the translation of that research into clinical practice. He has been at GenomeWeb for the past 12 years, serving as a reporter and editor covering the business, regulatory, and policy issues affecting the genomics research and genetic testing industries. He assumed the role of Editor in Chief in March 2013 after running GenomeWeb’s Daily News operations for several years, and now also oversees 360Dx, GenomeWeb’s recently launched diagnostics-focused news site. Prior to joining GenomeWeb, Ed was executive editor of the Reuters Health Industry Briefing, where he led Reuters Health’s coverage of the pharmaceutical, biotech, and healthcare industries. He began his journalism career in 1991 at Windhover Information, covering the diagnostics and managed care industries.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Firms that develop companion diagnostics face numerous challenges. Among them are attracting a pharma partner, FDA procedures and regulations, reimbursement and engaging labs to run their tests. This panel will discuss those challenges as well as the incentives for developing and selling companion diagnostics.

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