After years of research and clinical testing, we have developed non-invasive, accurate blood tests for early detection of cancer. By making cancer prevention routine, we enable everyone to take control of their own health. The more people take our breakthrough blood tests, the more lives we can save. Life over cancer.

Company

Our Expertise

To achieve our mission of transforming how cancer is diagnosed and managed with globally affordable non-invasive tests for early cancer detection and management, we have built a team of experts across multiple disciplines, including circulating tumor cells, imaging, instrumentation, next generation sequencing, bio-informatics, software and oncology diagnostics commercialization.

Management

Atul Sharan

Chief Executive Officer

Rui Mei, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr Mana Javey MD, PhD

Medical Director

Drew Watson, PhD

Sr. VP of Clinical Studies & Biostatistics

Prabhat Goyal

Chief Financial Officer

Padma Sundar

VP Marketing & Business Development

Scientific and Clinical

Jen-Chia Wu, PhD

CTC Capture Technology

Ben Hsieh, PhD

CTC Image Analysis

Hung-Jen Shao, PhD

CTC Instrumentation

Anthony Lin, PhD

CTC RNA Analysis

Shih-En Chang, PhD

Medical Affairs

Twinkal Marfatia, PhD

Product

Stephen Su, PhD

Product

Tony Chen, PhD

Product

Si-Hong Lu, PhD

CTC DNA Analysis

Zulfiqar Gulzar, PhD

NGS Assay Development

Pratyush Gupta, PhD

ctDNA Assay Development

Jr-Ming Lai, PhD

Data Analysis

Alex Atkins, M.S.

Bioinformatics

Po-Wei Chiao, M.S.

Software Engineering

Jia-Huang Hong, M.S.

Software Engineering

Julian Lucas

Bioinformatics

Atul Sharan

Chief Executive Officer

Akhil Saklecha, MD

Board Member

Amit Shah

Board Member

Stan Shih

Founder and Chairman, Acer, Board Observer

Yuchiro Morimoto

CEO, Silicon Valley Venture Fund, Board Member

David R. Gandara, MD

Oncologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of California at Davis School of Medicine

Debu Tripathy, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Ashish Nimgaonkar, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins; Associate Medical Director
CBID

Shai Friedland, MD

Chief of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford University

Heinz Josef Lenz, MD

Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, GI; Keck School of Medicine, UCSC

Mark Pegram, MD

Oncologist and Professor, Stanford; Director, Breast Cancer Oncology Program, Women’s Cancer Center

Mahul Amin, MD

Chair, Dept. of Pathology, College of Medicine Univ. of Tennessee Health Science Center;

UTHSC Gerwin Chair for Cancer Research

Dave Lawrence, MD

Advisor, Artiman Ventures; Former CEO & Chairman, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals

Atul Sharan

Chief Executive Officer

In 2012, as an Entrepreneur in Residence at a leading Silicon Valley Venture Firm, Artiman Ventures, Atul Sharan co-founded CellMax Life, applying semiconductor industry principles to a proprietary Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) bio-mimetic CMx platform to develop affordable, clinically proven blood-tests for Early Cancer Detection and Treatment. He was motivated to start CellMax as two members of his family have been diagnosed with cancer – one of them was diagnosed with breast cancer within two weeks of receiving a conclusively negative mammogram. Atul is a veteran of the high-tech industry with experience as an engineer, serial entrepreneur, CEO and angel investor. He specializes in identifying unmet market needs and matching them with early-stage technologies to achieve dramatically better results than prevailing standards. He has done that successfully multiple times: AutoESL (acquired by Xilinx); ClearShape Technologies (acquired by Cadence), Numerical Technologies (Nasdaq IPO; acquired by Synopsys); Ambit Design (acquired by Cadence). Atul holds a BS in Engineering from IIT-India; MS in Engineering from UH, Texas and an MBA from UC-Berkeley.

Rui Mei, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer & VP of R&D

As Chief Scientific Officer at CellMax Life, Dr Mei leads a global team of R&D scientists, CLIA and CAP laboratory professionals, bioinformaticians and software engineers. She is responsible for the development of CellMax Life’s multi-biomarker platforms, including the circulating tumor cell (CTC) CMxTM, Next Generation Sequencing “SMSEQ, Methylation and Protein expression platforms. Prior to joining CellMax Life, Dr Mei was Vice President of R&D and Genomic Service Operations, and part of the founding team at Centrillion Biosciences where she established their next-generation sequencing for services to pharmaceutical companies, researchers and physicians. At Affymetrix, a pioneer in multi-biomarker analysis tools, Dr Mei led the development of multiple products for genotyping, re-sequencing, and gene expression analysis. She received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and post-doctoral training in Nucleic Acid Enzymology at Stanford University. Dr Mei has published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and holds 20 patents.

Mana Javey, MD, PhD

Medical Director

Dr Javey is responsible for the regulatory approvals and accreditation of CellMax Life’s laboratories and is also responsible for Medical and Scientific Affairs. She is an authority on laboratory accreditation requirements for Circulating Tumor Cell technology. She led regulatory filings with the CMS (Centers for Medicare Services) and the College of America Pathologists which resulted in successful CLIA accreditation of the CellMax Life laboratory in Sunnyvale, California, and CAP accreditation of the company’s labs in both Taipei, Taiwan and Sunnyvale, California. Dr Javey holds MD, and PhD in immunology and biochemistry. She did her pathology residency training at University of California, San Francisco, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, School of Medicine. She has won numerous institutional and national awards including the Dean’s Fellowship at Stanford and co-authored several peer-reviewed publications.

Padma Sundar

VP of Marketing and Business Development

At CellMax Life, Padma is responsible for worldwide marketing and business development. Padma has over 20 years of global life sciences strategy, marketing and product commercialization experience. Prior to CellMax, Padma led marketing for Guardant Health, including physician and patient education, and establishing product requirements for the company’s LDT and IVD tests, leading to a 100% increase in test volume and adoption by 60% of US medical oncologists. Prior to that, Padma led oncology product marketing at Ariosa (Roche Sequencing) where she defined product requirements, branding and launch plan for the “Avenio” liquid biopsy kits now successfully commercialized worldwide. Padma was head of oncology product marketing and business development for Affymetrix’s cancer portfolio including DNA, RNA and Protein expression products, including the “OncoScan” whole genome cancer profiling assay, which is available in 50 leading clinical laboratories and CROs worldwide. Padma began her career at McKinsey & Company as a consultant in the biopharmaceutical practice. She has an MBA-MPH from UC Berkeley and a Bachelors in Chemistry.

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CellMax Life

CellMax Life's mission is to transform how cancer is detected and managed with globally affordable non-invasive tests for early cancer detection and management. CellMax’s unique expertise in both Circulating Tumor Cell and Next Generation Sequencing of DNA and circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) has enabled multiple highly effective precision medicine solutions for healthy people as well as patients diagnosed with cancer.

U.S. Headquarters

1271 Oakmead Parkway Sunnyvale, CA 94085 Phone: +1 650-564-3905

Taiwan Office

18F-1 Park Street Nangkang, Taipei City (+886) 0800-555-885 (Taiwan)

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