Philippe Goix, PhD MBA
President, CEO, & Director
Dr. Goix brings to Avant 20 years of experience in the Life Sciences tools, Diagnostics and Health Information areas, where he has raised over $140M in debt and equity capital. Most recently, Dr. Goix served as President & CEO of Prism Health Diagnostics, Inc. (PHDX), which he co-founded in late 2015 to establish ongoing wellness monitoring services as a business by delivering biomarker data to primary-care physicians and consumers to empower consumers to make better health decisions. Dr. Goix left PHDX in March of 2017to pursue the opportunity with Avant. Prior to PHDX, Dr. Goix consulted for several healthcare companies from 2013 to 2015. Between 2004 through 2013, Dr. Goix served as President & CEO of Singulex, Inc., a personalized healthcare diagnostics company focused on improving outcomes in the $300B diabetes-cardiovascular space. While at Singulex from 2004-2013, Singulex grew from annual revenues of $0 and 4 employees, to annual revenues of over $60M and over 250 employees. During his tenure, Dr. Goix built a business comprising of three divisions: a laboratory testing division under CLIA, a proprietary pharma services division and an FDA-focused diagnostic development division. From 1997 to 2004, Dr. Goix served as President & CEO of Guava Technologies, Inc. where Dr. Goix successfully commercialized multiple commercial products still in use today. Guava Technologies was acquired by Merck Millipore in 2008.
In academia, Dr. Goix served as a research scientist at Stanford University, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Sandia Research Laboratory and Centre National de Recherche Scientifique in France. Dr. Goix was also a post-doctoral fellow at UC Berkeley. Dr. Goix received his PhD in Physics from Universite de Rouen in France in 1987, and his MBA in Marketing with a Finance emphasis from University of San Francisco in 1995.
Mr. Commissiong has served as the Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Amarantus Biosciences Holdings, Inc. since April of 2011. On October 23, 2011, Mr. Commissiong was appointed to serve as Amarantus' Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Commissiong was the co-founder and President and Chief Executive Officer of Amarantus, which was formerly known as CNS Protein Therapeutics, Inc. He played a significant role in sourcing the seed funding for the Company in 2008, assisted in developing a strategic corporate development pathway that involved the recruitment of relevant expertise, identification of appropriate development strategy, liaising with expertise to define development pathway, creation of a technological mitigation strategy and the identification of appropriate funding partners with a strategic interest in the Company's technology. Mr. Commissiong also recruited senior executives to the board to guide Amarantus' growth and generated its official marketing materials, including investor brochures, corporate handouts, email newsletters and other materials necessary to raise awareness of the company. Prior to co-founding Amarantus, Mr. Commissiong played professional football for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. Mr. Commissiong holds a B.S. degree in Management Science and Engineering with a focus on Financial Decisions from Stanford University.