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We’ve now seen two e mail chains together with Holmes/Balwani about complaints/points that Rosendorff wasn’t included on. Rosendorff says he “absolutely” ought to have been included on the emails.

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Rosendorff is testifying about points with the hCG exams, which detect being pregnant. In June 2014, Christian Holmes wrote to Elizabeth: “Just fyi-hCG right now causing some serious issues and patient complaints.”

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We’re evaluating Rosendorff’s time on the College of Pittsburgh to his time at Theranos. At Theranos, complaints about check outcomes had been “much more frequent,” and he “felt pressured to defend the company’s results to physicians,” he stated.

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Theranos gadgets failed so steadily that it raised questions concerning the accuracy of the outcomes, Rosendorff testifies. Efficiency of Theranos assays was worse than non-Theranos analyzers.

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Rosendorff is now discussing high quality management. As we discovered in Cheung’s testimony, high quality management occurred as soon as a day, and machines could be recalibrated in the event that they failed. This was a frequent dialogue matter at Theranos, he testifies.

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Rosendorff had a gathering w Holmes the place he expressed his considerations. She was very nervous and was not her standard composed self, he stated: She was trembling, knee was shaking, she was very upset.

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In an e mail to Holmes, Rosendorff wrote that “A few more weeks to sort through these medical and logistical issues, and getting the proper level of training and staffing would help us tremendously.”nd staffing would assist us tremendously.”

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An email from Rose Edmonds from 9 days before the launch says “none of our assays are completely through validation including clinical sample testing with fingerstick.” Under CLIA law, the tests need to be validated properly before they can be used for patient care.

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Leading up to Sept 2013 commercial launch, there was “a lot of anxiety” about the appropriateness of using modified tests for patient care. The general mood of the company was “very optimistic,” but some were questioning why Theranos wasn’t using its own devices.

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The downstairs Theranos lab, which contained the Theranos Edison devices, was called Normandy, Rosendorff said. According to Rosendorff, Balwani called the upstairs lab with conventional devices Jurassic Park: Balwani “believed the conventional devices were dinosaurs.”

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Rosendorff starting strong with why he quit Theranos, incl. unwillingness of management to perform proficiency testing and feeling pressured to vouch for tests he wasn’t confident in. Also: “The company was more about PR and fundraising than patient care.”

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The government is calling former Theranos lab director Adam Rosendorff today in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes. Per prosecutor John Bostic, this testimony is likely to take all day.

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Mattis is done and now a prosecutor is reading text messages between Holmes and Balwani while a forensics guy from PWC says “yes” and “correct.” I guess this is how they have to present this evidence but it is really really bizarre.

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On redirect: Why did Mattis initially support Holmes after the WSJ expose and then change his mind? There were too many surprises, he said. “We were unable to help her on the fundamental issues that she was grappling with if we only saw them in the rearview mirror.”

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We look at Mattis’ emailed response to Holmes after the WSJ article. “Be swift in response with unassailable truth,” he wrote. “I have full faith in our plan.”

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He additionally asks if Mattis knew Theranos was doing blood exams in a central lab.
Mattis: “I assumed the central Theranos lab was the Theranos machine.”

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In cross-exam, Holmes lawyer Kevin Downey requested Gen. Mattis about his {qualifications} to judge Theranos’s know-how and be a board director.

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Initially Mattis thought the issue was fixable — the corporate merely tousled its messaging and will come clear. Quickly after, he started to query whether or not or not the Edison machine labored. “There just came a point when I didn’t know what to believe about Theranos anymore.”

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After WSJ article, board members emailed Holmes concerning the allegations. Her response: Theranos was transitioning from working underneath one laboratory framework to a different. Mattis: “I was still confused.” At a minimal, “we had a reputation problem here and an integrity problem.”

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Ominous. After Theranos discovered a few 2015 WSJ article by John Carreyrou that uncovered issues with Theranos’s know-how, there was a board assembly with a slide titled “Duty of Loyalty.” We’re proven that slide, besides it’s comically redacted — all content material blacked out — and Mattis doesn’t keep in mind it.

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We see an e mail from Holmes instructing Mattis that, in an interview with Ken Auletta of The New Yorker, he can’t talk about “how our technology works (i.e. that there is a single device that does all tests)”

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Fortune printed a protracted correction to that article, which I don’t keep in mind seeing from plenty of different retailers that wrote constructive tales. Parloff is listed as a witness and protection is trying to compel him to show over his notes.

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Assistant U.S. legal professional John Bostic pulls up Fortune’s 2014 cowl story about Theranos. Mattis spoke to the reporter, Roger Parloff, and stated Holmes gave him steering on what he may and couldn’t say.

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Nonetheless making an attempt to coach my mind to not hear “amino acid” each time they are saying “immunoassay”

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Theranos acquired plenty of mileage out of a 2013 WSJ article! We see an e mail the place Holmes sends Mattis the hyperlink, in addition to a slide of it in a Theranos board presentation

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We’re going by this board presentation, which has a slide claiming Theranos’s tech had been validated by 10 of the 15 largest pharmaceutical firms, alongside logos of FDA & WHO and a quote from Johns Hopkins.

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What had been your sources for details about the corporate? Mattis: “Ms. Holmes.” “Was she the primary source?” “The sole source.”

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Mattis additionally invested $85k into Theranos, which he stated was a major sum “for someone who had been in govt. service for 40 years.”

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Did you settle for Ms. Holmes’s invitation to hitch Theranos’s board? “Yes I did, after asking why. I was not a medical person.” She stated she wished his mgmt. and organizational expertise.

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Mattis testified that he was not conscious of Theranos gadgets ever getting used on battlefields, army helicopters, clandestine operations…

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Mattis testified that Holmes was “very aggressive” at wanting the army pilot program to get going. “She was very confident that if we got it in there, it would prove itself.” He knew it was a start-up, however famous that Holmes had been engaged on it for a decade by 2013.

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oy, one other e mail the place Mattis calls Holmes “young Elizabeth.”

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Holmes was the one telling him concerning the Theranos gadget’s capabilities, he stated. “I was frankly amazed at what was possible.” However he added: “That didn’t take the place of having the device prove itself.”

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Mattis testified the scale of the Theranos gadget and its promised capabilities made it so enticing to potential army use. Accuracy and reliability had been vital given the casualties, he stated. “The stakes are very high.”

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In a single e mail, Mattis informed Holmes he desires to discover a pilot mission to check Theranos machines alongside the military’s current methods to check. Mattis testified that he was very “taken” by the chances of utilizing a drop of blood for diagnostics.

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Mattis, a U.S. basic and former secretary of protection, was on Theranos’s board between 2013 and 2016.

We begin by 2011 emails between them after assembly. In a single, Mattis writes, “thank you for your note, young Elizabeth, and I wish you every success.”

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At the courthouse for US v. Holmes. James Mattis has taken the stand.

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Gould’s testimony lasted around 15 minutes – From behind a clear mask, she got emotional discussing her experience finding out via Theranos tests that, after three miscarriages, her fourth pregnancy was not viable. The happy ending is that it was. She had a baby. Adjourned!

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Defense wraps up by pointing out that Zachman’s practice had many many test results from Theranos beyond Ms. Gould that seemed to be fine. Judge Davila is eager to keep going, even though we are over on time today. Brittany Gould takes the stand.

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Defense works to chip away at the testimony by implying that the Theranos test results simply existed on a different scale and should have been “rebaselined.” Additionally famous that Holmes’s brother Christian, who responded to Zachman’s grievance concerning the outcomes, apologized.

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Oh my, Theranos supplied Zachman a “corrected” model of the outcomes which merely eliminated a decimal level however the she says numbers nonetheless wouldn’t have made sense inside the context of a viable being pregnant or a lack of one.

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“This circumstance was very impactful to me as it stood out as such a red flag for the pregnancy.”

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Gould took 5 blood exams, 3 from a subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics and a pair of from Theranos. She went on a rollercoaster, with the Quest check displaying she was pregnant, the 2 Theranos exams displaying a miscarriage, and a pair of extra Quest exams displaying she was certainly nonetheless pregnant.

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Zachman describes the case of a affected person named Brittany Gould (sp?) who had had 3 miscarriages. She got here to see Gould after a constructive at-home being pregnant check “to establish that yes, she is pregnant and look at the health of the pregnancy.”

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Zachman was on a committee that evaluated service suppliers and her apply adopted Theranos blood exams round 2014. Theranos even arrange a lab downstairs from certainly one of her apply’s workplaces, which Zachman stated was “very exciting.”

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New witness: Audra Zachman, a nurse practitioner at an OB-GYN apply.

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I’ve loved chatting with a few of the trial-heads and and followers of justice who’ve proven as much as watch (supplied they don’t seem to be moles :). Right now I met a retired paralegal who says he was on the Patty Hearst trial!!

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Redirect up. US Lawyer Robert Leach reminds jurors that when Gangakhedkar resigned from Theranos, she had considerations concerning the reliability of Theranos’s exams and mentioned them with Holmes.

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Extra dangerous boss/good boss content material: We see an e mail Gangakhedkar despatched to Balwani defending how exhausting her staff was working + an e mail she despatched to her staff praising their lengthy hours. She then resigned from Theranos and Holmes tried to get her to remain, providing break day.

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Protection beforehand confirmed that Holmes let Gangakhedkar go to India to see household, portray her as a sympathetic boss and Balwani because the aggressive one. “[Balwani’s] trying to make you feel guilty that you weren’t working?” “Yes” “You were frustrated by that?” “Yes.”

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We’re nonetheless doing cross-examination of Gangakhedkar.

Wade reveals an e mail from the previous Theranos president, Ramesh Balwani (who goes by Sunny), chastising the lab staff for not working as exhausting as his software program staff, portray him because the one pushing unrealistically for overwork.

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Zachman will now supply professional testimony on decoding HCG exams (a hormone used to establish being pregnant standing)

You anticipate HCG ranges to double each 48 hours or so in early being pregnant.

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Wade goes on a run of questions (peppered with “yes” responses by Gangakhedkar) arguing that the purpose of R&D is encountering points and setbacks and fixing them.

“In R&D sometimes you have to fail before you can succeed right?”
“Yes.”

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We see an e mail the place Holmes requested Gangakhedkar for some testing information forward of a gathering with the DoD. Gangakhedkar emails that Vitamin D information is not prepared and Holmes writes asking for information on different exams. The purpose is, apparently, have a look at this instance of Holmes not doing fraud.

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The Protection technique re: Theranos lab issues appears to be: look, actual work was being carried out; there have been processes in place that positive appeared rigorous; the very individuals stating issues additionally signed off on all of it.

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To this point it’s principally a name and response, the place Wade describes work of Gangakhedkar + Theranos’s lab, and Gangakhedkar replies “yes.” “Were you proud of that work?” “Yes.” “And others at the company were happy about that work as well?” “I think so.”

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Again within the San Jose courtroom at the moment for extra US v Holmes. Surekha Gangakhedkar, a scientist at Theranos, is again on the stand being cross-examined by Holmes’s lawyer Lance Wade.

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With that, Choose Davila is ending Gangakhedkar’s testimony for the day and instructing jurors to not eat media content material concerning the trial, as all the time. The trial will resume on Tuesday — Erin Griffith might be on the courthouse to deliver you reside updates.

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We are actually onto cross-examination. Holmes’s lawyer is questioning her about G.S.Okay.’s examine of Theranos’s assays, stating that the examine promoted her work. “The Theranos system eliminates the need for a lab and provided quality data,” the G.S.Okay. memo stated.

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Regardless of having signed an N.D.A., Gangakhedkar printed out some paperwork and took them residence when she left Theranos. “I was worried that I would be blamed,” she testified.

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Three days after the e-mail from Balwani, Gangakhedkar despatched Holmes her resignation e mail. She testified that she was “very stressed and unhappy and concerned” with the planning of the Walgreens launch.

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In an e mail from Balwani to Gangakhedkar, with Holmes copied, Balwani stated the software program staff had been working till 3:07 a.m., however that the Edison blood-testing gadgets Gangakhedkar’s staff labored on had been “all sitting idle.” This was an instance of the strain they had been underneath, Gangakhedkar stated.

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And, with that, Cheung has been dismissed. The federal government is looking Surekha Gangakhedkar now, a former Theranos staff supervisor.

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The federal government is now asking questions on a doc that claims, amongst different issues, that Theranos’s gadgets “can be operated with minimal training” and that its outcomes have “precision and accuracy equivalent to traditional clinical laboratory analyzers.” Neither is true, Cheung says.

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Cheung stated they had been consistently having to recalibrate the machines, which made outcomes take 2-3 days quite than the couple hours promised. “We had people sleeping in the car because it was taking too long,” she stated.

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Cheung simply stated she “became concerned about a month in” with the vitamin D samples, in November of 2013. She was involved concerning the efficiency of the exams and that they had been getting used on affected person samples.

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Protection is finished with cross-examination, after displaying Cheung Theranos coverage paperwork she stated she’d by no means seen. The federal government is now asking questions once more for redirect.

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Holmes’s lawyer is asking Cheung plenty of questions on high quality management checks that occurred on the Theranos gadgets. “There is a recognition that some errors would happen and this was the policy on how to deal with those errors,” he stated.

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Erika Cheung is now taking the stand as cross-examination continues.

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The replace you have all been ready for: The decide is STILL announcing it ther-AH-nos.

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Within the courthouse now for one more day of the Elizabeth Holmes trial. We’re anticipating to wrap up testimony at the moment from Erika Cheung, one of many key whistleblowers within the case.

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That’s it for at the moment.🩸💉⚖️

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To this point the theme of the cross-exam of Cheung appears to be utilizing excruciatingly arcane particulars concerning the processes and procedures of the Theranos lab to point out that its work was very sophisticated, involving numerous good, pedigreed individuals.

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Cheung testified that in conferences about high quality management failures, Theranos’s lab administrators ignored the obvious potential cause for the failures: “The Edison devices didn’t work.”

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Trial gear alert: A reporter introduced their very own binoculars to see the reveals on the TV screens.

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Erika Cheung is again on the stand.

She described Theranos’s apply of demoing blood exams for V.I.P.s, the place a few of the outcomes got here from Theranos machines and others from Siemens analyzers.

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At this level we have now heard attorneys and witnesses pronounce “Theranos” a whole lot of instances, making me begin to wonder if decide is making an attempt to mess with us by sticking to his “ther-AHHHHH-nos” pronunciation.

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I ought to observe the lady who clapped and yelled “you’re a good mom!” at Holmes yesterday all of a sudden stormed out of the courtroom after Choose Davila warned everybody that yelling stuff like that in entrance of any jurors may trigger a mistrial. I don’t see her right here at the moment!

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Elizabeth Holmes’s entourage is down to only her mother at the moment.



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