Frank J. Kiesner

Frank J. Kiesner

Director
Frank J. Kiesner joined our Board of Directors in May 2017 and is the founder of several companies in the medical diagnostic field. Mr. Kiesner is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OvaGene Oncology, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company which he founded in 2008. OvaGene Oncology, Inc. provides gene-based assays to assist physicians/gynecologic oncologists in the diagnosis, radiation and chemotherapy, prognosis, and therapy selection of gynecologic cancers in women. Mr. Kiesner served as Chairman, President and CEO of Oncotech Inc. for 17 years until its acquisition by Exiqon in 2008. Oncotech became the leading company in the USA and Europe in the field of individualizing cancer treatment and drug selection. Mr. Kiesner was previously a partner at Northstar Ventures, General Counsel and Treasurer of public-company ADC Telecommunications, and President of ADC Corporation's Magnetic Division. He served on multiple committees and boards for the American Laboratory Association and has extensive experience in the regional, federal and congressional workings of health care reimbursement. Working with Congressman Bill Thomas, Chairman of the Congress's Ways and Means Sub-Committee on Health, Mr. Kiesner was the leading force behind the passage of the "Patients Benefit Improvement Act Of 1999" which rewrote the new technology approval and patient- provider appellate process for the Medicare and other federal Statutory Programs. Mr. Kiesner obtained his J.D. from the University of Minnesota School of Law. Mr. Kiesner’s experience running diagnostic companies, especially companies in the molecular diagnostic field, will be invaluable to the Board of Directors and our company.