Health Advances is pleased to announce that seasoned life sciences executive, Kristine Mechem, has joined the firm as a Vice President. Kristine will principally focus on Health Advance’s expanding Precision Medicine practice.
With over 15 years of healthcare experience, Kristine has earned an excellent reputation as a skilled strategist and market planning executive. Immediately prior to joining Health Advances, Kristine served as Vice President of Marketing and Planning for OncoCyte Corporation, a publically traded company focused on developing liquid biopsy-based diagnostics for early cancer detection. She was responsible for all aspects of commercial and market planning including product development requirements, market access, commercial operations, and business development initiatives. Kristine was also instrumental in supporting the company through its IPO in early 2016, assisting in various SEC filings and investor relations activities.
Earlier in her career, Kristine was a Director of Business Analytics for Abbott Diabetes Care where she led several market analytics and forecasting initiatives. Prior to that she was a Senior Market Planner at Genentech where she assumed several lifecycle management responsibilities. She has also held Director and VP roles in Business Development for the Zitter Group, Corra Life Sciences, and Invest East of England.
Kristine joins practice leaders Donna Hochberg, Gary Gustavsen, Kate McLaughlin, Kristen Amanti and Peter Origenes in providing strategic advisory services for diagnostics, life science tools and bioproduction clients. Health Advances has been successfully advising companies on the development and commercialization of diagnostic products from traditional core lab platforms, through high value novel diagnostics and precision medicine strategies. Our experienced multi-disciplinary team includes PhD researchers, MDs, and diagnostics industry leaders working to provide innovative strategies for both diagnostic and biopharma clients.