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Consulting Partners

DAVID CAVANAUGH, MBA

DAVID CAVANAUGH, MBA

Partner, Clinical Diagnostics Practice Lead [email protected] | Connect on LinkedIn

David Cavanaugh is a partner at DeciBio with over 15 years of combined experience in life science business consulting and academic and corporate life science research and development.

David has extensive experience assisting medical device clients with market assessments, opportunity identification, product / franchise expansion strategies, growth strategy development, and new product developments. A recent example included a WW market assessment in the medical diagnostics space where his VOC research and analysis identified key customer requirements and actions the client could take to better compete with existing and new product offerings.

Prior to DeciBio, David worked for six years as a Senior Manager at L.E.K. Consulting where he managed multiple ongoing lifescience engagements at a time. Prior to that, David worked for seven years as a computational biologist at leading organizations, including Genentech and GlaxoSmithKline.

David received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with a focus in international strategy, biotechnology and healthcare and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UVA.

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STEPHANE BUDEL, PH.D

STEPHANE BUDEL, PH.D

Partner, Life Science Research Tools Practice Lead [email protected] | Connect on LinkedIn

Stephane Budel is a partner at DeciBio with over 12 years of combined experience in life science business consulting, entrepreneurship and academic research.

Dr. Budel specializes in the analysis of private to mid-cap companies with established to emerging technologies in the life science research tools and molecular diagnostics spaces. He has supported life science research tools and CRO clients facing a broad range of challenging business development issues, including R&D prioritization and evaluation of disruptive technologies. Stephane is a market expert who specializes in the cutting edge of these markets, with a deep understanding of the technical and business potential of innovative technologies such as high content imaging and NGS.

Prior to DeciBio, Stephane spent 2 years as a Life Science Specialist at LEK consulting, where he conducted multiple projects in similar markets.

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Senior Consulting Staff

ANDREW AIJIAN, PH.D.

ANDREW AIJIAN, PH.D.

Sr. Project Leader

Education: BS, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame; MS & PhD, Biomedical Engineering, UCLA

Interests: Regenerative medicine, microfluidics, emerging tech, platform business models

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MELISSA CAMPOS

MELISSA CAMPOS

Sr. Associate

Education: BA, Science and Management, Claremont McKenna College; MBS, Business of Bioscience, Keck Graduate Institute

Interests: Clinical decision support, healthcare technology, personalized medicine

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MIGUEL EDWARDS, PH.D.

MIGUEL EDWARDS, PH.D.

Sr. Associate

Education: BA, Biological Sciences, CUNY Hunter College; PhD, Molecular Biology, UCLA

Interests: Emerging technologies, molecular diagnostics, genomics

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Senior Data/Intelligence Staff

PRANAY MADAN

PRANAY MADAN

Data Product Manager

Education: BS, Bio-Engineering, Panjab University; MBS, Business of Bioscience, Keck Graduate Institute

Interests: Healthcare and artificial intelligence, clinical NGS, liquid biopsy

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MIKA WANG

MIKA WANG

Director of Special Projects and Operations

Education: BA, Human Biology, Stanford University

Interests: Digital health, early cancer detection

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