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Wisdom in
Every Report

"A little learning is a dangerous thing;
Drink deep or taste not the Pierian spring."
-Alexander Pope, 1709

Clinical data are easy to curate. Genomic knowledge is relatively straightforward to acquire. Artificial intelligence is, well…artificial.

Medical wisdom, on the other hand, is rooted deeply in experience. It comes from the immense learning we receive from success and failure, in lives saved and lives lost.

We share with our customers, our partners, and our investors a mission to improve patient lives and advance the field of medicine.

The Pierian spring, which in Greek mythology was a metaphorical source of wisdom and knowledge, symbolizes how we believe this mission can be accomplished: by learning from one another and sharing the deep wisdom that we collectively gain in this rapidly evolving field.

Our History: Pioneers in Precision Medicine

Invigorated by the sequencing of the human genome, breakthroughs in basic science are now delivering blockbuster therapies in cancer and other critical indications. A key player, Washington University in St. Louis, led the Human Genome Project and was among the first to validate and report its experience utilizing next generation sequencing clinically. While a leader at Washington University, PierianDx founder and Executive Chairman Dr. Rakesh Nagarajan was a critical innovator of technology-enabled solutions that allowed for processing and interpreting the near-overwhelming amounts of data created in “omic” analyses. The reputation and critical role of Washington University’s molecular diagnostics lab, as well as Dr. Nagarajan’s ongoing participation in key industry leadership groups such as the College of American Pathologists (CAP), has positioned PierianDx as a key enabler of precision medicine.

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Human Genome Complete

2003

Washington University in St. Louis plays a crucial role in the mapping of the first human genome.

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Clinical Genomics Workspace is Born

2011

Washington University creates CAP/CLIA lab for NGS testing. The Genetics and Molecular Pathology departments collaborate to develop Clinical Genomics Workspace (CGW), groundbreaking software for clinical genomics.

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PierianDx Established

2014

Washington University performs a technology transfer after 50+ labs visit to learn how to operationalize clinical NGS testing. Key team members form PierianDx. 

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Vision Achieves Funding

2015

After two releases of CGW that offer multi-tenant and exome sequencing support, PierianDx closes Series A funding (14.2 million).

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Burgeoning Partner Network

2018

Today, PierianDx has 40+ customers supported by nearly 70 medical, scientific, and technical experts.

Our Leadership

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Rakesh Nagarajan, MD, PhD

Founder and Executive Chairman

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Michael L. Sanderson

Chief Executive Officer

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Chris Callahan

Chief Commercial Officer

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Shalini Verma, MD, FCAP

Medical Director, Laboratory Director

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Bryce Daines, PhD

Vice President, Product Development

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Andy Bredemeyer, PhD

Vice President, Product

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Mukesh Sharma, PhD

Vice President, Product

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Josh Forsythe

Vice President, Marketing

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Aditya Phatak

Director and Centre Head

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Karen Braden

Vice President, Business Development
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Lisa Weingartner, MBA

Vice President, NGS Solutions
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Sumit Deshmukh

Head of Delivery
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Garreth Hippe

Vice President, Business Development
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Will Moller, MS

Director, Customer Success
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Michelle Marcial, MBA

Clinical Genomics Director
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Work with Us!

PierianDx is looking for the best and brightest to join our fast-moving, creative and collaborative team. Join the team who is helping our clients fulfill the promise of personalized medicine.

Career Openings

Upcoming Events

We look forward to meeting you soon! Here's where we'll be next.

AMP Annual Meeting 2018 | San Antonio, TX
October 31 - November 3, 2018
ASCO
ASCO | Chicago, IL
May 31, 2019 - June 4, 2019
Orlando-HIMSS
HIMSS19 | Orlando, FL
February 11-15, 2019
DC-USCAP
US CAP | Washington, DC
March 16-21, 2019
Seattle-ACMG
ACMG 2019 | Seattle, WA
April 2-6, 2019

Our Customers and Partners

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“Working with PierianDx has been an ideal partnership. They have been with us since the early onset of our program, providing both the technology and services that allowed us to ramp our program much faster.”

- Anthony Magliocco, MD - Chair, Anatomic Pathology, Moffitt Cancer Center

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"I knew that with the resources we had, there was no way to create something that would rival a system like the CGW. As we've set up reflex testing in various cancer types, we have been well supported to scale the massive undertaking..."

- Nikoletta Sidiropoulos, MD - Medical Director, University of Vermont Medical Center

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“There's going to be a bottleneck in the professional component as well sometimes. PierianDx allowed us to widen that bottleneck and to have more uniformity of reporting.”

- Eric Loo, MD - Asst. Professor, Pathology and Lab Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

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“We chose PierianDx because their technology combined with expert scientific and clinical services will help accelerate TriCore’s ability to expand our NGS test offerings and provide enhanced clinically actionable information.

- Eric Carbonneau - Director Core Laboratory Operations, TriCore Reference Laboratories

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“A new partnership with PierianDx expands our reporting to include current clinical trials and up-to- the-minute treatment options, all linked to NorthShore’s Electronic Medical Record.”

- NorthShore University HealthSystem Kellogg Cancer Center 2017 Annual Report

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