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Progenity Appoints Adi Mohanty as Chief Executive Officer

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Progenity, Inc. (Nasdaq: PROG), an innovative biotechnology company, today announced the appointment of Adi Mohanty as Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective November 8, 2021. Mr. Mohanty also joins the Progenity Board of Directors.

“As we complete the execution of our strategic transformation, we are continuing to build biotechnology and biotherapeutics leadership capabilities to help ensure our success,” said Eric d’Esparbes, Chief Financial Officer and interim CEO. “To this end, we are delighted to welcome Adi Mohanty to Progenity as Chief Executive Officer. We believe he is the right person to lead Progenity into this next phase of growth as we advance the discovery, development, and delivery of therapeutics.”

“Progenity’s innovative platforms show substantial promise to change the way we diagnose and treat many complex diseases,” said Mr. Mohanty. “I am excited to be taking on this role, and I look forward to working alongside the Progenity board, management, and employees to accelerate the company’s transformation and realize the potential of its innovative technologies.”

Adi Mohanty is an experienced biotech business leader with a track record of several successful product development and approvals followed by rapid commercialization. Previously, he served as CEO of BioTime, where during his tenure, the company advanced its platform science to develop product candidates from the lab into mid- and late-stage clinical trials and unlocked value through strategic transactions, resulting in a better-capitalized company, poised to build substantial value for shareholders through renewed focus on clinical progress. Read more here.