NantOmics, a member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, is a leader in molecular diagnostic testing and the first company to employ an integrated panomic approach to inform personalized treatment options for patients with cancer. Combining DNA sequencing, RNA sequencing, and quantitative proteomics, NantOmics offers extensive testing capabilities that provide a comprehensive molecular profile of a patient’s cancer. Our proprietary analytical platform delivers molecular diagnostic capabilities that provide actionable intelligence and molecularly driven decision support for cancer patients and their providers at the point of care.
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Patrick Soon-Shiong, MBBCh, MSS, FRCS(C) – CEO & Founder
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is a physician, surgeon, and scientist who has pioneered novel therapies for both diabetes and cancer, published more than 100 scientific papers, and has more than 95 issued patents on groundbreaking advancements spanning a myriad of scientific and medical fields.
Dr. Soon-Shiong performed the world’s first encapsulated human islet transplant, the first engineered islet cell transplant, and the first pig-to-man islet cell transplant in diabetic patients. He invented and developed Abraxane, the nation’s first FDA-approved protein nanoparticle albumin-bound delivery technology for the treatment of cancer. Abraxane was approved by the FDA for metastatic breast cancer in 2005, lung cancer in 2012, and pancreatic cancer in 2013. (In 2014, phase 3 trials revealed a 48 percent pathological complete remission in triple negative breast cancer with Abraxane treatment prior to surgery.) Abraxane is now approved in many countries across the globe, and sales are expected to reach a billion dollars in 2016.
From 1997 to 2010, Dr. Soon-Shiong has served as founder, Chairman, and CEO of two global pharmaceutical companies, American Pharmaceutical Partners and Abraxis BioScience. In 2011 he founded NantWorks, an ecosystem of companies with a mission to create a transformative global health information and next-generation pharmaceutical development network for the secure sharing of genetic and medical information, empowering doctors to treat patients with proven precision at the point of care and ultimately improve the lives of individuals everywhere.
Dr. Soon-Shiong serves as Chairman of the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation and Chairman and CEO of the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine, a non-profit medical research organization. He currently co-chairs the CEO Council for Health and Innovation at the Bipartisan Policy Center and is a member of the Global Advisory Board of Bank of America. He is an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at UCLA, a visiting Professor at the Imperial College of London, the Executive Director of the UCLA Wireless Health Institute, a board member of the California Telehealth Network, and global director for Cancer Services and Bioinformatics at Providence Health. The Friends of the National Library of Medicine has honored him with their Distinguished Medical Science Award.
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