BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#biomarkers–Invicro LLC, a Konica Minolta company and a leading provider of imaging biomarkers, core lab services and software for research and drug development, today announced the appointment of Mr. Hidenori Seshimo, M. Eng. as Vice President of Biomarker Services, Japan.
Mr. Seshimo brings over 20 years of drug discovery, pharmaceutical medical imaging and clinical core lab experience to Invicro. Focusing on Asia-Pacific and other emerging markets, Mr. Seshimo will expand Invicro’s clinical imaging capabilities and their advanced pathology imaging solutions including the quantitative immunohistochemistry services via QuanticellTM, Konica Minolta’s novel phosphor integrated dots (PIDs) technology.
“We are extremely excited to have Seshimo part of the Invicro team,” stated Dr. Jack Hoppin, Co-Founder and CEO of Invicro. “As Invicro deepens their clinical core lab capabilities and imaging CRO offerings globally, Seshimo will be instrumental to collaborating with our global pharma and biotech sponsors to provide them imaging biomarkers, advanced analytics, and industry-leading core lab services across all therapeutic areas.”
Most recently, Mr. Seshimo was Representative Director of Bioclinica Japan K.K. as well as Regional Vice President of Business Development for Bioclinica, Japan where he established and developed their core lab medical imaging business. Prior to Bioclinica, Mr. Seshimo was the Senior Account Executive at Covance, where he explored and learned the Japanese clinical lab market to meet and accommodate local client needs.
“It’s exciting to be a part of a progressive team at Invicro,” said Mr. Seshimo. “Invicro is a global industry leader within the imaging biomarker and core lab services, and I’m looking forward to expand these capabilities that will bring value to our clients’ clinical research projects around the world.”
Mr. Seshimo holds a B.Eng., M.Eng., and completed Ph.D. course all focused in Synthetic & Biological Chemistry from Kyoto University, Japan. Mr. Seshimo has five patents for compounds developed during his time at Eisai and has been published numerous times for his research.
Headquarter in Boston, MA, Invicro was founded in 2008 with the mission of improving the role and function of imaging in translational drug discovery and development across all therapeutic areas. Invicro’s multi-disciplinary team provides a full range of image informatics, engineering and operational services. Originally focused on imaging in discovery phase, in 2016 Invicro expanded its offering in clinical phase research with the acquisition of Molecular Neuroimaging, LLC, followed by the acquisition of Imanova and CORE Clinical in 2017. Now as part of the Konica Minolta precision medicine organization and with their sister company Ambry Genetics, Invicro develops and leverages the latest approaches in quantitative biomarkers including imaging, quantitative pathology and genomics. The successful integration of the discovery and clinical teams onto Invicro’s industry-leading software informatics platforms, VivoQuant® and iPACS®, has inspired a strong and growing presence in the pre-clinical to late-phase clinical markets. For more information, visit www.invicro.com.
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