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Thomas J. Meade, Ph.D., Founder, is the Eileen M. Foell Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Physiology and Radiology at Northwestern University. He has founded three successful start-up companies based on his research at the California Institute of Technology and Northwestern University: Clinical Micro Sensors (CMS) now Genmark Diagnostics, which is developing electrochemical sensors for the detection of nucleic acids, Metaprobe, which has focused on in vivo biochemically-activated magnetic resonance contrast agents, and PreDx, a company also focused on imaging technologies. CMS was acquired by Motorola in 2000 for $300 million. Dr. Meade is currently the inventor on more than 70 patents and patent applications, including ones that Ohmx has licensed from CMS and Northwestern University.

Barbara B. Dyson, CEO & Chairman of the Board of Directors, is a Founder and Principal of Dyson, Dyson & Dunn, Inc., a holding company focused on middle market industrial manufacturing, distribution, and service companies. Ms. Dyson's firm owns and operates eight companies with sales of over $200 million. Ms. Dyson received her B.S. in Economics from Rollins College and has an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. She is currently on the Executive Advisory Board for the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute at Northwestern University.

Stuart Cornew, Director, is the founder and managing director of AnswerMine / Pattern Associates, focused on developing IT protocols to apply proprietary software to large datasets. His 30 year experience has been applied within a wide variety of industries, including medical, financial services, automotive, retail, and higher education, among others. Mr. Cornew is Chairman of the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute at Northwestern University, and serves on the Board of Directors of two companies. He received a B.S. in Engineering from Swarthmore College and has an M.B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Jeff Hawkins, Director, is the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at GenMark Diagnostics, a company that provides molecular tests to diagnose diseases and assist in treatment planning. Mr. Hawkins has previously served in other marketing and business development positions within GenMark Diagnostics and Osmetech Technology, Inc, Hologic, Sysmex America and Abbott Laboratories. Mr. Hawkins received a B.A. in Chemistry with honors from Concordia University and an M.B.A. from Keller Graduate School of Management.

Mark Matthews, Director, is Managing Member and Founder of Argent Real Estate Development Corporation. To date Argent is responsible for over $200 million in real estate projects and is currently developing in Florida, South Carolina, Illinois and Wisconsin. Mr. Matthews was previously with Transleasing International and served on its Board of Directors.


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