B. Melina Cimler | Ph.D. CEO and Founder, PandiaDx LLC.
Melina Cimler is the CEO and Founder of PandiaDx LLC. She has over 28 years of experience in the life science and FDA-regulated diagnostic industry, leading regulatory, quality systems, clinical affairs, research, and product development organizations, with a focus on precision medicine. Dr. Cimler served as Senior Vice President of Regulatory & Quality at Adaptive Biotechnologies until April 2018. She was previously Head of Global Quality and Vice President of Quality, Regulatory, Clinical, and Government Affairs at Illumina Inc. She defined and executed on the regulatory strategy resulting in the first next generation sequencing platform receiving FDA marketing authorization (Illumina’s MiSeqDx). Previously, she held leadership positions in quality, regulatory and government affairs as Senior Vice President at Beckman Coulter Inc. She also served in senior quality, clinical and regulatory roles at Abbott Molecular, Gen-Probe Inc., and C.R. Bard, and as head of Product Development at Epitope, Inc. (now OraSure Technologies). Dr. Cimler earned a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Washington.