Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Very Brief Blog: Genomics Lab Executive Departs; Reimbursement "not there;" Joins Giant Biopharma Abbvie

A news item at Genomeweb picks up a story from with some interesting quotes.

Howard Jacob left Medical College of Wisconsin in 2015 to become an EVP at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.  According to reports, they expected to supply clinical genome sequencing for about $600.  Stating to journalists that "reimbursement is just not there," he's joining biopharma giant Abbvie where he'll be VP for Genomic Research.

The interview and story at is here.   Press on the original 2015 hire is here.   Jacobs' LinkedIn page is here.


See quotations about reimbursement problems and stock market dips at Cancer Genetics, April 2018, here.