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Ignyta Announces Resignation of Patrick O'Connor

February 17, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Oncology Week -- Ignyta, Inc. (OTCQB:RXDX), an oncology precision medicine biotechnology company, announced that as of February 5, 2014, Dr. Patrick O'Connor has resigned as Chief Scientific Officer and SVP, Head of Research of the company in order to focus on his health, thereby ending his previously announced medical leave of absence (see also Ignyta, Inc.).

"All of us at Ignyta would like to thank Patrick for his invaluable service and contributions to the company, including founding and leading Actagene Oncology through its merger with Ignyta, subsequent leadership as our CSO, and introducing Ignyta to Nerviano Medical Sciences which led to the successful exclusive licensing of RXDX-101 and RXDX-102," said Jonathan Lim, M.D., Chairman and CEO of Ignyta. "Patrick has played a foundational role in helping shape the company's strategy and direction in cancer precision medicine. Ignyta has a bright future ahead, but our team will miss Patrick sorely - not only for his incredible depth and breadth of scientific expertise, but also for his uncommon blend of compassion and commitment to serving cancer patients; clarity of thought, vision, and integrity as a leader; and humility and professionalism as a gentleman. We extend our heartfelt thoughts, prayers, friendship, and support to Patrick and his family as he attends to his health, and will never forget his profound professional and personal impact on Ignyta."

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Source: Clinical Oncology Week

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