GlycoMark, Inc. announced it has named longtime GlycoMark executive Hirotaka “Hiro” Ishibashi as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
GlycoMark is a company created in 2008 to introduce an innovative diagnostic test for intermediate-term monitoring of glycemic control in people with diabetes. Ishibashi previously served as Director of International Business Development before being promoted to COO. Responsibilities include business development, clinical research and FDA regulation and compliance. He will also represent GlycoMark in international conferences on diabetes and on diagnostic/biomarkers.
Ishibashi said he is excited about his new role and the vision for GlycoMark. “There is a surge of momentum for the GlycoMark test as more healthcare professions, hospitals, and universities—both in the U.S. and internationally—recognize utility of GlycoMark to indicate hyperglycemic episodes and glycemic variability within one to two weeks.”
A 15-year veteran in the life science industry, Ishibashi is a senior manager with Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. He holds a Master’s degree in Biotechnology from Columbia University.
The GlycoMark test is a CE-marked and FDA cleared test that provides quantitative measurement of 1,5-anhydroglucitol (1,5-AG) in serum or plasma. The test is for professional use, and is indicated for the intermediate term monitoring of glycemic control in people with diabetes. Since its discovery, over 40 clinical trials have been completed using the marker around the world. GlycoMark, Inc. is a joint venture among Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. (New York, NY), Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) and Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) and is dedicated to the discovery and commercialization of novel biomarkers for diabetes. Visit www.glycomark.com
ABOUT TOYOTA TSUSHO AMERICA, INC. (TAI)
TAI is a multi-market, multi-business enterprise which has been operating in North America for over 50 years. Based on both the heritage and the vision of parent company, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, the trading affiliate of the Toyota Group companies, TAI has expanded upon its traditional trading business model by developing new manufacturing, intermediate goods processing and logistics activities in United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.