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Medical Advisors

The Company is supported by a Medical Advisory Board (MAB) with extensive experience in the practice of transfusion medicine. All members of our MAB are clinicians with expertise in all facets of blood banking and a thorough familiarity with the risks of bacterial contamination of blood components. As active consultants to the Company, they offer Verax guidance in the areas of product design and clinical trial planning.


Michael Jacobs

Michael R. Jacobs, M.D./PhD.Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Jacobs is a Professor in the Department of Pathology as well as a Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.


Ira Shulman

Ira A. Shulman, M.D.University of Southern California

Dr. Shulman is a Professor and Vice Chair of Pathology, and Director of Transfusion Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He is also the Director of Laboratories and Pathology at the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.


Roslyn Yomtovian

Roslyn Yomtovian, M.D.Case Western Reserve University (In Memorium)

Dr. Yomtovian was a Professor in the Department of Pathology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio. She played a pivotal role in the field of bacterial contamination of platelets and was a key advisor to Verax since its inception.

The PGD testing system

The Company's first product is the Platelet PGD Test – a rapid test for the detection of bacterial contamination in platelets.

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