SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biocept (Nasdaq: BIOC), a leading provider of molecular diagnostic assays, products, and services, has appointed Darrell Taylor as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. With more than 30 years of healthcare experience, Taylor will lead essential aspects of legal, compliance and privacy efforts, and will report to Biocept President and CEO Michael Nall.
“Darrell’s strong leadership background and his combination of diagnostics industry experience and legal expertise makes him an excellent fit for Biocept,” said Nall. “Darrell is a key addition to our executive team and will support our initiatives and goals, as we continue to advance our core oncology business and implement our COVID-19 testing program. We are pleased to welcome Darrell to the team.”
Taylor brings extensive healthcare and leadership experience, including over 20 years as a healthcare attorney honing his skills at the global law firm DLA Piper. He has provided legal, regulatory and compliance counsel to leading biopharmaceutical companies as well as numerous biotech start-ups. Most recently, Taylor served as Chief Compliance Officer for Precision Diagnostics, and its CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited clinical laboratory. Prior to embarking on his law career, Taylor built a strong healthcare foundation serving in leadership positions in clinical laboratory operations with Lab Corp of America and various hospitals, developing and implementing regulatory compliance programs.
“I am excited to join the Biocept team and support company efforts focused on developing innovative diagnostic solutions for patients with metastatic cancers, while providing vital testing services during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Taylor said. “I look forward to working across the organization from a legal and compliance perspective, as we continue commercializing CNSide™, our proprietary assay that uses cerebrospinal fluid to identify, characterize and monitor tumors that have metastasized to the central nervous system.”
Biocept, Inc., develops and commercializes molecular diagnostic assays that provide physicians with clinically actionable information to aid in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients with cancer. In addition to its broad portfolio of blood-based liquid biopsy tests, the company has developed the CNSide™ cerebrospinal fluid assay, designed to diagnose cancer that has metastasized to the central nervous system. Biocept also is leveraging its molecular diagnostic capabilities to offer nationwide RT-PCR-based COVID-19 testing and services to support public health efforts during this unprecedented pandemic. For more information, visit www.biocept.com. Follow Biocept on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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