Leica Biosystems Recruits Dan Schrock to Senior Director, Global Clinical Affairs

Life Science Partner is pleased to announce the recruitment of Dan Schrock to Leica Biosystems to serve as Senior Director, Global Clinical Affairs.

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in clinical diagnostics technologies providing a full suite of anatomic pathology products and laboratory workflow solutions for cancer diagnostics. Utilizing this platform, the company provides customized companion diagnostics solutions for pharmaceutical companies developing novel oncology drugs. Leica Biosystems is part of the Danaher group of companies.

Schrock previously served as Sr. Manager, Alliances with Illumina in San Diego, where he was responsible for managing corporate partnerships for the development of companion diagnostics for oncology drugs. Prior, Schrock led clinical affairs programs in IVD and CDx with Ventana Medical Systems, Abbott Laboratories, and Cepheid.

In his new role, Schrock will be responsible for overseeing Leica’s clinical research programs, providing strategic leadership to the company’s evolving clinical affairs function, and managing partnerships with pharmaceutical companies for the continued development and testing of companion diagnostics for personalized medicine.

“Companion diagnostics development is core to the Leica’s clinical strategy, so this leader must have a solid grounding in not only clinical trials leadership, but also diagnostics development and pharmaceutical partnering. It’s quite rare to see this combination of clinical trials excellence and CDx expertise in the same individual,” noted Tom Callaway, MD, MBA, President of Life Science Partner. “Dan is ideally suited for this important role and we expect him to be an asset to the company for many years to come.”

Schrock is a chemist by training and earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Chemistry from Illinois State University.


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