ViroGates announces CFO Mark da Silva to step down during Q1 2023
COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT - No. 27-2022 - Inside information - 6 December 2022
BIRKERØD, DENMARK – ViroGates A/S, a medical technology company developing blood tests for better triaging in hospitals to improve patient care and reduce healthcare costs, announces that Chief Financial Officer, Mark Christian Hvidberg da Silva, is stepping down from his position at ViroGates A/S to pursue new opportunities outside the organization during Q1 2023.
May Britt Dyvelkov, VP Accounting, and Jakob Knudsen, CEO, will manage the CFO tasks until a replacement has been found.
Jakob Knudsen, CEO of ViroGates, says: “I am sorry that Mark has decided to leave ViroGates. Mark has played a tremendous role in the professionalisation of the entire organisation and has contributed widely beyond the traditional CFO roles and also in projects within our sales organisation and our R&D. I appreciate that Mark will want to use his commercial skills now in a bigger organisation. We will immediately start to look for a replacement for Mark.”
Mark Christian Hvidberg da Silva, CFO of ViroGates, says: “It has been a great privilege to work among talented and ambitious colleagues working tirelessly on improving outcomes for patients globally for more than three years. I have decided to pursue new opportunities for personal reasons, and I will work closely with the management and board to ensure a smooth handover to the person replacing me.”
For further information, please contact:
CEO, Jakob Knudsen
Tel. (+45) 2226 1355, email: [email protected]
Västra Hamnen Corporate Finance
Tel. (+46) 40 200 250, email: [email protected]
ViroGates A/S is an international medical technology company developing and marketing blood test products under the suPARnostic® brand for better triaging in hospitals to improve patient care, reduce healthcare costs and empower clinical staff.
The company was founded in 2000. Headquartered in Denmark, ViroGates’ sales force covers the Nordics, Spain, and France, while distributors serve other markets. ViroGates’ shares (VIRO) are listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market Denmark. For more information, please visit www.virogates.com.
About suPAR and suPARnostic®
suPAR is the biomarker detected by ViroGates’ suPARnostic® products and is a protein in plasma, measurable in every human being. suPAR is considered a general risk status biomarker indicating disease presence, disease severity and progression, organ damage and mortality risk across disease areas such as cardiovascular diseases, kidney diseases, type 2 diabetes, cancer, etc. Strong scientific evidence from more than 850 clinical trials and studies show that the higher the level of suPAR, the worse the prognosis for the patient.
The suPARnostic® products can be used to support healthcare professionals in making clinical decisions on hospitalization or discharge of acute care patients. The increasing demands on health systems globally and tightening healthcare budgets necessitate efficiency improvements and innovative solutions in hospitals. The use of suPAR in clinical routine in emergency departments can improve patient care and reduce healthcare costs by increasing the number of discharges by up to 34% and reducing the average hospital length-of-stay by up to 6% without affecting mortality. suPARnostic® TurbiLatex is currently available on Roche Diagnostics’ cobas® instruments, Siemens Healthineers ADVIA® XPT and Atellica® instruments and the Abbott Labs Architect™ and Alinity™ instruments. ViroGates works with partners to develop solutions for other platforms.
Prospects about the future reflect ViroGates' current expectations for future events and results. The statements are by nature inherent in risks, uncertainties and other matters that are difficult to predict or out of control. The actual results may therefore differ from the expectations expressed.
- Jakob Knudsen, CEO, +45 2226 1355, [email protected]