Mika Newton has over fifteen years of experience in the life sciences industry, leading sales, marketing, client solutions and commercial operations functions.  He was most recently at diaDexus serving as general manager of the clinical development service business to partner with pharmaceutical companies by providing sampling and testing services to support their clinical development of cardiovascular therapies or post-approval cardiovascular safety studies.  Prior to joining diaDexus, Mr. Newton was the senior vice president of client and market development for Evidera, responsible for commercial development activities, including client relationships, strategic consulting, sales, marketing and external communications.  Previously, he led the sales and marketing efforts at Archimedes, Inc., which was acquired by Evidera in January 2014. Earlier, he was executive director of business development at Innovex, a division of Quintiles Transnational; director of sales operations at Invitrogen, Americas; and director of discovery research product sales U.S. at Tripos.

Mr. Newton earned a bachelor’s degree in science in biotechnology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and studied corporate finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science.