iSpecimen Appoints Erik Uribe as Director of Global Implementations
LEXINGTON, Mass., Oct. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/—iSpecimen Inc. (Nasdaq: ISPC) ("iSpecimen" or the "Company"), an online marketplace for human biospecimens, today announced that it has appointed Erik Uribe as Director of Global Implementations. Mr. Uribe will be responsible for advancing the development of the iSpecimen Marketplace™ and tightening its integration with customer and supplier workflows and systems to ensure a continuously streamlined experience.
Mr. Uribe joins iSpecimen's ongoing program to help expand the iSpecimen Marketplace platform's capabilities, enabling customers to more easily search, find, and acquire the human biospecimens and data they need to power their research. Additionally, these continuing enhancements to accelerate and streamline the integration of healthcare data into the platform will reduce the amount of time it takes for healthcare providers to onboard and start participating in research.
"We're excited to have Erik on our team and bring his experience and talent to iSpecimen," said iSpecimen Founder and CEO, Christopher Ianelli, MD, Ph.D. "Robust, timely biospecimen data is what fuels the continuous evolution of the iSpecimen Marketplace. Erik brings years of data gathering and system integration experience to iSpecimen. He will play a key role in gathering and integrating critical data to provide a rewarding experience for both our customers and supply partners and elevating the marketplace platform."
Mr. Uribe commented, "I am excited to help drive iSpecimen's growth in this new strategic role. We are building on our technology foundation and rapidly growing our supplier network by making new data onboarding increasingly streamlined and scalable. This will enhance specimen matchmaking and provide a better overall experience for customers, and more efficient operations for suppliers."
Prior to joining iSpecimen, Mr. Uribe was Associate Director, Global Implementations for Discovery Life Sciences ("Discovery"), where he led all global system implementation projects. He worked closely with senior management to create and execute Discovery's global technology roadmap, implement a new supply chain management system, consolidate systems of acquired companies, and guide vendor selection for global IT projects. Earlier, Mr. Uribe served at Conversant Biologics in successive sales and management roles. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science and an MBA from the University of Alabama.
iSpecimen offers an online marketplace for human biospecimens, connecting life scientists in commercial and non-profit organizations with healthcare providers that have access to patients and specimens needed for medical discovery. Proprietary, cloud-based technology enables scientists to intuitively search for specimens and patients across a federated partner network of hospitals, labs, biobanks, blood centers, and other healthcare organizations. For more information about iSpecimen, please visit www.ispecimen.com.
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