NAMUR, Belgium, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Volition America, Inc., a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of VolitionRx Limited (NYSE MKT: VNRX), today announced the engagement of Deborah Vollmer Dahlke, DrPH, CEO and President of DVD Associates, LLC, as a strategic consultant. Dr. Vollmer Dahlke's role will be to assist the Company in identifying and securing non-dilutive funding in the State of Texas and elsewhere in the United States. Dr. Vollmer Dahlke has significant experience over the past six years, helping her collaborators and clients receive over $25 million in non-dilutive grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
Dr. Vollmer Dahlke is a Director of the Texas Life Science Foundation, and is actively involved in helping to develop Texas's biotech ecosystem. She has served on the Cancer Alliance of Texas's Executive Committee since 2004, and was Chair from 2012 to 2014. Dr. Vollmer Dahlke was a founding Director of the Research Valley Innovation Center from 2014 to 2015, a biotech and clean energy incubator where she developed the Texas BioLocator app. Dr. Vollmer Dahlke is one of several authors of the current Texas Cancer Plan, one of CPRIT's legislative requirements, aimed at coordinating, prioritizing, and providing an actionable framework to help guide efforts to fight the human and economic burden of cancer in Texas. Dr. Vollmer Dahlke also works with several management consultancies including Deloitte & Touche and McKinsey and Company, Inc.
In addition to her significant public health and technology experience, Dr. Vollmer Dahlke has worked with a number of early stage companies as both a mentor and an entrepreneur. She co-founded Zilliant, a successful enterprise pricing optimization software company, and helped the company raise over $14 million in venture financing.
Jason Terrell, M.D., President and CEO of Volition America, Inc., commented: "We are delighted to be working with Dr. Vollmer Dahlke to help identify and secure funding to further our development of blood-based cancer diagnostic tests for the U.S. The fact that Texas is one of the leading life science states was a key driver in our decision to make this the home of Volition America, Inc. Developing relationships such as this reinforces our decision to be located here and will play a key role in expediting our development plans in the U.S."
Volition is a multi-national life sciences company developing simple, easy to use blood-based cancer tests to accurately diagnose a range of cancers. The tests are based on the science of Nucleosomics®, which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream or other bodily fluid -- an indication that disease is present.
As cancer screening programs become more and more widespread, our products aim to help to diagnose a range of cancers quickly, simply, accurately and cost effectively. Early diagnosis has the potential to not only prolong the life of patients, but also to improve their quality of life.
Volition's research and development activities are currently centered in Belgium, with additional offices in London, New York, Texas and Singapore, as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic products to market first in Europe, then in the U.S. and ultimately, worldwide.
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