press release

11.13.14

Epic Sciences appoints Toni Wayne as Vice President of Human Resources.

Strategic leader in aligning human resources management with business objectives and operations joins Epic's fact paced, rapid growth team.

Epic Sciences announced today the appointment of Toni Wayne as vice president of human resources. Ms. Wayne has more than 20 years of experience as a senior level human resources executive in diverse life sciences companies. At Epic, Ms. Wayne will develop best-of-class strategies and processes that facilitate Epic's continued growth including organizational development, recruitment, training and talent management. From the accurate and rapid enumeration and characterization of circulating tumor cells (CTCs), Epic is developing new ways to deliver insights into disease status and therapeutic response of a patient's cancer across each clinical decision point.

"Toni is an exceptional organizational leader who guides companies during periods of rapid growth by architecting human resources strategies that maximize and align employees' talents and potential with core business goals and objectives," said Murali Prahalad, Ph.D., president and CEO of Epic Sciences. "I look forward to working with Toni as we continue to build a great team focused on delivering actionable, real-time information to better fight cancer."

"The team at Epic Sciences is amazing, and I have been impressed with their passion, talent and commitment to fighting cancer," said Ms. Wayne. "I am excited to join the Epic team and help further develop and grow the high-performance culture to achieve Epic's goal of making significant advancements in cancer diagnosis to better target treatments and improve patient outcomes."

Prior to joining Epic Sciences, Toni Wayne was vice president of Human Resources at Prometheus Laboratories, where she was a member of the executive team, leading human resources strategic planning and talent management. In 2010 she was honored as a San Diego Human Resources Professional of the Year for mid-sized companies. Prior to Prometheus, she held the position of vice president of Human Resources for Baxter Healthcare's BioScience division, where she directed Human Resources for the division's North American operations, and, ultimately, for the division's global Research and Development and Commercial Operations. Ms. Wayne also was vice president of Human Resources for Elan's Biopharmaceutical division. She started her career in biotech with Hybritech Incorporated, where she held varying positions of management responsibility in Human Resources, Manufacturing, Quality and Project Management. Ms. Wayne is also a board member of the San Diego Biotech Employment Development Coalition.

About Epic Sciences

At Epic Sciences, we develop clinically proven predictive tests to detect and monitor cancer at the individual cell level. With a proprietary rare-cell detection engine, we provide insights to clinical, biotech, pharmaceutical and academic teams on how cancer emerges, mutates and remits so they can make pivotal decisions at every point in patient treatment with greater certainty. Recognizing the unique nature of each person’s cancer, we offer truly personalized diagnostic tests, while being non-invasive for the patient.

We have developed the first clinically proven predictive test for metastatic castration-resistant prostrate cancer (mCRPC), the Epic AR-V7 test. Using the same rare-cell detection platform and Epic’s biobank of over 30,000 blood samples, each profiled with predictive biomarkers, we partner with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, major cancer centers, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to pursue additional predictive tests for breast, ovarian, colon and other cancers and diseases. Our mission is to revolutionize cancer care and therapies to make them as precise, safe and life-sustaining as humanly possible.

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