Speaker Profile

M.D., Ph.D., CEO, Apostle

Dr. Ge’s work at Apostle Inc is focused on innovations in the public health and life sciences sector. In 2018, Apostle Inc was named by BioSpace as “Top 20 Life Science Startups to Watch” and was selected into the Stanford University StartX program. Prior to co-founding Apostle, he was President of BioSciKin Co., Ltd., focusing on biomedical incubation and investment. Between 2011 and 2016, he was Director of Bioinformatics at Gilead Sciences where he was named by the U.K. Phacilitate as "Top 50 Most Influential People in Big Data" in 2015. Between 2008 and 2011, he was an Assistant Professor at Duke University School of Medicine, where he was also a member of U.S. NIH NHGRI Special Emphasis Panel. He and colleagues discovered the IL28B genetic variants associated with clinical response to interferon treatment, published in Nature in 2009. He completed his postdoctoral training at Duke University in 2008 and received his Ph.D. in Biostatistics and Genetic Epidemiology from Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in 2004.

Clinical Dx Showcase:

Apostle Inc is a biotechnology company in San Jose, CA, a provider of innovative technologies for public health including liquid biopsy and disease detection. Apostle responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with a Viral RNA Isolation System that has processed over 1 million clinical samples.

Apostle COVID-19 RNA Extraction System
This presentation illustrates the effective detection of SARS-CoV-2 using the Apostle COVID-19 Viral RNA Isolation Automation System and qRT-PCR from over 1 million samples in clinical lab settings. The proficient and consistent systems provide reliable test results contributing to COVID-19 pandemic relief.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley

The PMWC 2022 Data Applications in Clinical Diagnostics Showcase will provide a 15-minute time slot for selected organizations, including commercial companies, clinical testing labs, and medical research institutions, to present their latest advancements, insights, applications, and technologies to an audience of clinicians, leading investigators, academic institutions, pharma and biotech, investors, and potential clients. We will learn about new technologies and findings that promise expedited, cost-effective, and accurate clinical diagnosis for early disease detection, treatment decisions, and disease prevention.

- Clinical Dx/Oncology (including Liquid Biopsy)
- Clinical Dx/Cardio Vascular
- Clinical Dx/Nerodegenerative