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Erin Griffith

On redirect we talk about the definition of a start-up, rebutting protection’s declare that Theranos was only a tiny upstart coping with an enormous dangerous company. “Do you differentiate between a start-up that’s 7-10 years outdated vs one that’s simply beginning out of a storage?”

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4 hours in the past

Erin Griffith

Downey making an attempt to make the case that Safeway’s inventory had had an enormous drop between previous to Burd leaving. He doesn’t take that bait. “In 20 years, that occurs steadily.”

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4 hours in the past

Erin Griffith

We travel over the Theranos lab arrange as a check on Safeway’s company campus. Burd was pissed off that it was purported to have a “field,” one in all Theranos’s blood analyzers, however for “secrecy” causes, didn’t get one. Finally it was shut down.

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4 hours in the past

Erin Griffith

Downey has grilled Burd on the authorized particulars of their partnership that gave Safeway exclusivity rights, paybacks, and many others. on whether or not there was ever a tough deadline given for the launch.

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6 hours in the past

Erin Griffith

A number of deal with the diligence that Safeway did on Theranos and its expertise. Burd spoke with numerous medical doctors and lab administrators at Johns Hopkins, who stated they’d not had the Theranos machines lengthy sufficient to validate them. “The field was taken again by Theranos.”

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6 hours in the past

Erin Griffith

Kevin Downey, Holmes’s lawyer, is now cross-examining Burd. Increase all his expertise, experience, sophistication, and many others., to check with Holmes and Theranos. “You knew on the time that she was a really younger entrepreneur. … And also you knew the corporate was a start-up?”

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6 hours in the past

Erin Griffith

Simply e-mail after e-mail from Burd to Holmes expressing disappointment. “We’re so good collectively once we collaborate, however I’ve by no means been extra pissed off. I wish to assist, however you’re making it troublesome.”

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7 hours in the past

Erin Griffith

Burd emailed Holmes: “I can recall getting discouraged as soon as is (sic) the final 61 years. That stated I get near my second occasion.” Do C.E.O.s all the time e-mail one another this fashion?

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7 hours in the past

Erin Griffith

Burd emailed Holmes complaining about delays on launching Theranos exams inside Safeway shops. “I really feel like a jogger operating in place ready for the cease gentle to show inexperienced.” One other e-mail has the topic line “Turning into Discouraged.”

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7 hours in the past

Erin Griffith

Burd emailed Holmes in 2012 expressing considerations a few Theranos lab on Safeway’s campus. “I’m genuinely involved that Safeway’s lab popularity will get worse by the day.” He warned that if the issues continued for the tender launch, “each our manufacturers will likely be in danger.”

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7 hours in the past

Erin Griffith

The choose known as the case “Our Holmes Matter” which I’m going to start out utilizing. Steve Burd, the previous C.E.O. of Safeway, is again on the stand for direct examination.

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7 hours in the past

Erin Griffith

🩸 In courtroom once more for U.S. vs. Holmes.

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6 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Thus concludes the Theranos trial motion for the week. The trial is on recess on Friday, will likely be again on Tuesday.

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6 days in the past

Erin Griffith

He continues: “I’ve had the privilege of assembly 4 U.S. presidents. When the president is within the room — let me let you know, the president owns the room. Nobody talks except spoken to. Her type was heat, it was pleasant. It wasn’t dictatorial.”

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6 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Burd is very complimentary of Holmes. “Not all C.E.O.s are alike. She would rise to the highest of the pile by way of imaginative and prescient, by way of command of the data, clearly by way of supply. She was all the time decisive.” “Each time she was speaking she owned the room.”

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6 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Safeway initially negotiated an $85 million partnership with Theranos, together with investing $30 million to put in labs in its shops, which he stated turned out to be a low estimate. The deal was negotiated instantly with Holmes with no legal professionals, which Burd discovered was uncommon.

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6 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Now discussing convertible fairness notes! Isn’t that is a lot extra enjoyable than chemiluminescence and assays. 📈

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6 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Ooooooooh I feel we simply obtained our first point out of EBITDA within the trial, I can see the joys of studying about accounting on the faces of those jurors.

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6 days in the past

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For some cause he’s speaking a few pressure of watermelon known as a Pureheart that has a really small rind that Safeway offered solely for a 12 months. 🍉

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6 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Rosendorff’s testimony is lastly over. Steve Burd, the C.E.O. of Safeway for 20 years till 2013, is now testifying. When he heard about Theranos he was “instantly thinking about assembly Theranos, significantly the founder.” “It was a captivating idea.”

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6 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Protection counsel Wade is nearly giddy to argue that prosecution requested Dr. Rosendorff to check points at Theranos to different labs he labored at. Protection needs to be allowed to convey up different investigations at labs the Rosendorff later labored at, he says.

Decide Davila says no, that may be a separate “mini trial.” He provides, “I feel it might truly improve the harm you’re searching for to keep away from however, hey, it’s your case.”

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6 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Relating to the accusation that he stole commerce secrets and techniques by emailing himself information, prosecution asks, “Based mostly on what you recognize about Theranos’s strategies, would you’ve gotten wished different labs to make use of these strategies?” “No.”

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6 days in the past

Erin Griffith

For the final hour we’ve been listening to redirect on Dr. Rosendorff. For these counting, that is Day 6 of his testimony. The rationale he left Theranos: “It was about affected person care and my integrity as a doctor.”

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6 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Now the alternate has comparable considerations, saying English isn’t her first language and is worried she “may make a mistake in one thing.” “It’s her future.” The choose doesn’t appear to be having this one.

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6 days in the past

Erin Griffith

The juror stated she doesn’t imagine in punishment and has been more and more haunted by the considered having a task in sending somebody to jail. Not surprisingly, prosecution was in favor of dismissing her.

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6 days in the past

Erin Griffith

I’m beginning to really feel like an Oompa Loompa watching the jurors drop out from the sidelines right here, perhaps the press corps will put collectively slightly track and dance.

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6 days in the past

Erin Griffith

💉 U.S. v. Holmes, Day 12 of ~2384972: We now have dismissed a juror who says her views as a Buddhist will make it unattainable for her to vote to convict. Three of 5 alternates stay. Later immediately Steven Burd, the previous C.E.O. of Safeway, will testify.

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

QC failure, immulite reagents, clia lab, advia, HCG, PSC, assays, vacutainers, nanotainers, we’re nearing the top of Day 5 of Dr. Rosendorff’s testimony and so very deep within the blood testing weeds please ship assist

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Decide Davila now says that protection has had 4 days to problem Rosendorff’s testimony and says “You will have challenged his confidence.” Permits protection to query about Rosendorff’s work post-Theranos, says to “probe calmly” to keep away from legal responsibility or impeding his future profession.

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Fascinating type of questioning asking the witness “You don’t recall these instances once you lied and many times?” “…No sir?”

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Rosendorff despatched himself a bunch of inside Theranos emails earlier than he left. Wade accuses him of stealing commerce secrets and techniques and violating HIPAA with affected person knowledge.

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Wade continues to drive on the level that Dr. Rosendorff left Theranos for extra money and the explanation he expressed considerations about its lab outcomes and requested to be faraway from its Clia lab was to start out his new job sooner.

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Now Wade is making an attempt to make use of Rosendorff’s resignation e-mail — the fakest e-mail any worker ever writes — in opposition to him. “You wrote that it was a ‘large expertise’ and also you ‘appreciated the chance to work with so many gifted people’” Gotcha!

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Wade is making an attempt to make an enormous deal about how Dr. Rosendorff’s subsequent job after Theranos paid him extra. Dr. Rosendorff isn’t having it. “I wished to affix a good firm whose mission I believed in.”

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Protection exhibits a résumé Rosendorff was sending round and factors out that he stated he did nice work at Theranos. Rosendorff: “I don’t know in case you’ve ever tried to use for a job nevertheless it doesn’t serve you” to debate “fraudulent exercise.” Protection strikes his reply.

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Dr. Rosendorff was additionally taking a look at different jobs earlier than Theranos ever launched. Protection: “You primarily had a foot out the door the entire time?” “Now and again I’d have a look at what different jobs had been out there.”

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Again from a break. Protection asking Dr. Rosendorff about his departure from Theranos. Protection factors out that Rosendorff was contemplating submitting a qui tam lawsuit in opposition to Theranos, to alert the federal government of wrongdoing (and get a p.c of the cash recovered).

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Protection counsel Wade reads from a deposition through which Rosendorff seems to contradict his testimony concerning the frequency of issues at Theranos labs. “Issues come up in labs — each lab in America, in all probability each lab on the earth — isn’t going to good, appropriate?” “Sure”

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Binder hijinks. Whereas flipping by means of all the varied emails Rosendorff asks somebody to assist him with the binder as a result of “it’s simply opened up and it’s simply [hand wave motion] pages in every single place.”

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Within the meantime Roger Parloff has filed a declaration opposing protection’s push to compel him to show over his notes in reporting the 2014 Fortune cowl story about Holmes and Theranos. He already offered either side recordings of his on-record interviews with Holmes and Balwani.

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Rosendorff takes off his glasses and rubs his eyes as Wade cycles by means of numerous kinds displaying his signoff on assay validation from 2013.

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

The meant takeaway from the road of questioning, so far as I can inform, is that some exams at Theranos sooner or later did work and that when there have been issues, many individuals at Theranos tried to repair them.

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Lance Wade, protection counsel, has resumed his aggressive questioning of Dr. Rosendorff, getting deeply into the weeds on his position in setting Theranos’s lab insurance policies and QC testing with numerous emails.

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Decide Davila responds with a light-weight dig in opposition to protection: “A few blue fits sitting subsequent to them in a choose’s chambers, what may very well be intimidating about that?” 👔

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

A media coalition (together with NYT) has argued to unseal the juror questionnaires since we had little visibility into the ultimate choice course of. The choose plans to privately query every juror about what they may wish to redact and protection says they wish to be there, to which the choose responds that that may be unnecessarily intimidating. Protection disagrees.

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Decide Davila stated a journalist contacted a physician who contacted the courtroom clerk to level out that one of many protection’s displays included a affected person’s actual identify, which is a HIPAA violation.

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Holmes is right here after all with Billy Evans, her mother and an older man I can’t ID. Earlier than the jury arrives, the legal professionals are arguing about whether or not they can talk about issues at firms that Dr. Rosendorff labored for after Theranos.

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

🩸 Again within the courtroom for U.S. v. Holmes. 🩸 The clerk is checking courtroom tickets after a couple of guide golf equipment confirmed up final week. Cross-examination of ex-lab director Adam Rosendorff continues.

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11 days in the past

Erin Woo

With that, we’re breaking for the weekend. Courtroom will resume on Tuesday.

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11 days in the past

Erin Woo

The federal government asks how lengthy Wade goes to take with cross-examination, provided that they’ve out-of-state witnesses they wish to name subsequent. Wade says he expects it’ll take all day Tuesday. (As a reminder, the general public doesn’t usually get info on what witnesses are coming subsequent.)

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11 days in the past

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7/19/14 e-mail from Rosendorff to Balwani defending Theranos’s exams in response to doctor complaints. “I used to be emphatic with Dr. Chen about our rigorous validation and high quality course of,” Rosendorff wrote. He testifies that he believed this on the time.

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11 days in the past

Erin Woo

With 5 minutes left earlier than we’re scheduled to interrupt for the weekend, we are actually discussing customer support. Rosendorff notes that by the point complaints had been escalated to him, they had been normally severe points.

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11 days in the past

Erin Woo

Wade actually hammering residence this level on outlier removing (which is sensible — that is one thing that got here up loads in earlier testimony for instance of Theranos manipulating outcomes).

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Wade is urgent Rosendorff to say he authorized of this. “I assumed it was uncommon,” Rosendorff stated. After reminding Rosendorff of what he stated in his deposition, Rosendorff concedes that he authorized it.

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11 days in the past

Erin Woo

Now onto one thing known as the “six tip coverage,” the place there are six outcomes from one pattern. Two outcomes could be discarded, and also you common the opposite 4. Younger developed this course of. Rosendorff says there was no formal SOP about outlier detection.

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11 days in the past

Erin Woo

6/4/14 e-mail from Younger, saying that they’re holding the outcomes of a examine after talking with Rosendorff — presumably supporting Wade’s line that Rosendorff is now within the loop.

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11 days in the past

Erin Woo

In a 6/4/14 e-mail from Rosendorff, he wrote a HCG plan for Balwani and Younger which stated HCG ought to swap to vacutainer attracts and run on immulite. Wade notes that Rosendorff is “within the loop now.”

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11 days in the past

Erin Woo

Younger replies that he up to date Adam over the weekend and agrees that “they need to be operating all choices by Adam.”

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Taking a look at 6/3/14 e-mail from Balwani to Younger: “Adam got here by my workplace EXTREMELY pissed off that as a lab director he’s not being saved within the loop.” “This info has to undergo him. … Are you able to guys please contact base with Adam so he’s within the loop,” Balwani provides.

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Wade asks if Rosendorff stands by his testimony that he didn’t meet with Holmes about HCG on this time interval. Rosendorff says sure.

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5/30/14: e-mail from Holmes’s assistant the place she writes that “Elizabeth has requested me to coordinate a CLIA assembly for this afternoon at 4 p.m.”

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Now seeing Holmes’ calendar for five/29/14, the place she has “assembly with Adam Rosendorff” listed. Rosendorff had testified that he had not met with Holmes.

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Erin Woo

We’re now constructing a timeline being proven to the jury about HCG points, together with numerous emails and displays.

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Wade had Rosendorff affirm that he testified Holmes was much less involved than he was concerning the HCG points. Then, he confirmed a 4:45 p.m. e-mail forwarded from Balwani to Holmes about HCG points. Holmes responded six minutes later, asking, “How did that occur?” Wade then strikes on.

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11 days in the past

Erin Woo

We’re again from break and switching gears to speak about HCG, the being pregnant check.

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On 10/15/14, Balwani affords one other assembly, however Rosendorff’s response signifies that he doesn’t want the opposite assembly.

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Wade now discussing how Daniel Younger despatched a draft Q.C. coverage forward of the assembly, although that was Rosendorff’s duty. Wade additionally notes that there have been no restrictions on what Rosendorff may talk about throughout the assembly.

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Erin Woo

Wade can also be making an attempt to point out that Theranos DID take Rosendorff’s considerations significantly. On 10/9/14, Balwani emailed Rosendorff, establishing a gathering to debate his considerations. Balwani tried to set it up for the subsequent day, however Rosendorff requested for it to be delayed.

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11 days in the past

Erin Woo

In immediately’s cross-examination, Wade appears to be making an attempt to poke holes in Rosendorff’s credibility — mentioning instances when he was gradual to answer medical doctors, and noting that there was an AAP in place for proficiency testing, opposite to the impression given in earlier testimony.

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Erin Woo

Wade asks if something was happening to make Rosendorff gradual to reply. Rosendorff: “I used to be turning into pissed off at my incapacity to clarify discrepant outcomes.” Wade presses him that he simply wanted to name the physician again.

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Erin Woo

We’re now seeing one other e-mail from a physician saying he’s ready for a callback from Rosendorff. Wade makes the purpose that that is the second time every week had handed earlier than returning a physician’s name. Rosendorff says he had already spoken with him and didn’t notice one other name was wanted.

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11 days in the past

Erin Woo

E-mail from Rosendorff after speaking to the physician: The physician is “puzzled” concerning the outcomes, however “the MD is extraordinarily constructive and enthusiastic about Theranos and needs us to ‘crush Quest Diagnostics.’”

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11 days in the past

Erin Woo

There’s a ten/10/14 e-mail from a customer support rep to Christian Holmes a few affected person who redid her labs at Stanford and obtained very completely different outcomes.

Christian responds to say they’ll repeat the exams and loop Rosendorff in. Rosendorff was looped in as instructed, however now there’s a followup e-mail to Rosendorff! Per week had passed by, and he hadn’t returned the telephone name concerning the affected person.

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11 days in the past

Erin Woo

To this point this morning, Wade’s cross has consisted of going by means of e-mail chains discussing proficiency testing, seemingly to ascertain that Theranos did have a rigorous proficiency testing protocol in place.

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11 days in the past

Erin Woo

We’re beginning off with proficiency testing. Wade will get Rosendorff to agree that he did write a regular working coverage for another evaluation protocol for proficiency testing.

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11 days in the past

Erin Woo

Courtroom is in session for the fourth (!!) day of testimony by the previous Theranos lab director Adam Rosendorff. (That is the longest any witness has been on the stand so far.)

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13 days in the past

Erin Woo

There is no such thing as a redirect, and Sung has been dismissed. Courtroom is on recess till Friday.

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Erin Woo

The protection ended on the contract between Celgene and Theranos. Cline stated that all the “success milestones” had been achieved, and funds had been made, though Sung stated she didn’t have direct information of the fee.

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Erin Woo

John Cline is doing the cross-examination for the protection. He’s beginning by going again by means of the chronology we coated in direct.

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And now we’re onto cross! This was a really quick direct examination.

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Sung didn’t inform anybody that Celgene had comprehensively validated Theranos’s expertise.

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4/2/12 e-mail from Sung to Daniel Edlin, with Holmes and Younger copied. “We thought it might be nice to maintain her within the loop and conscious of ongoing actions,” Sung stated. The e-mail says Celgene “had determined to easily wait till your next-gen machines are prepared after which deploy them”

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In additional dangerous information for Theranos, imply focus profiles weren’t constant between Theranos and QPS, and focus variability was greater with Theranos than with QPS technique. As soon as once more, Sung confirms that focus variability is undesirable.

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We’re taking a look at a scatter plot displaying the vary the place Theranos exams ought to fall. Most of them … don’t fall inside this vary. 67% of samples had >25% distinction in serum focus between Theranos and QPS technique. “It’s not excellent news” for Theranos, Sung stated.

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Theranos entire blood knowledge confirmed extra fluctuations, which Sung stated was undesirable.

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Theranos additionally had greater variability. Authorities requested if that was good or dangerous. Sung chuckled and replied: “Unhealthy.”

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14.1% of Theranos samples didn’t have usable outcomes, in comparison with lower than 2% for QPS.

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We are able to see a comparability between Theranos and QPS assays. Theranos solely used .25mL of blood in comparison with 2mL for QPS. Theranos additionally used entire blood somewhat than serum, which Sung stated was “very good.”

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7/20/10 e-mail from Sung to Holmes saying they weren’t in a position to validate Theranos’s exams. The outcomes had been “shut” in some circumstances however not adequate.

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She had visited Theranos and thinks she met Holmes whereas she was there. She noticed a Theranos system whereas she was there and stated it appeared like an oven. The thought you may do one thing so small and environment friendly on web site was a “nice concept,” she thought on the time.

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Celgene entered into an association with Theranos. Her understanding was that Theranos was creating a platform to research the endpoints. She thought they might do it effectively with a really small quantity of blood, which might be a “enormous benefit.”

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We’re beginning her testimony in 2009, when she labored on a drug known as ACE-011 being developed for therapy of anemia and bone loss. Her position was to recommend proteins within the blood to measure that may recommend whether or not the drug was working (e.g., hormones).

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Dr. Sung obtained a Ph.D at Georgetown after which did a postdoc at Stanford earlier than going into trade. She labored in numerous biotech corporations, together with Celgene, which was later purchased by Bristol Myers Squibb. She’ll be testifying about her work at Celgene.

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We’re again in session. The federal government is looking Dr. Victoria Sung. (Rosendorff will choose up on Friday.)

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After an extended dialogue of an e-mail chain about proficiency testing, Rosendorff is finished with testimony for immediately. (He has a battle this afternoon.) We’re going to take a 20 minute break after which choose up with a distinct witness for the remainder of the afternoon.

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Now taking a look at a doc from the American Proficiency Institute that offers “Acceptable” scores to all the proficiency exams.

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Trying now at an e-mail from Rosendorff: “We’re frequently doing proficiency testing.” Rosendorff testifies to make clear that this was predicate testing.

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After taking a look at his 2016 testimony (within the binders!), Rosendorff says he nonetheless doesn’t bear in mind telling the federal government that. “I assume the file is appropriate,” he says.

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We’re now again to the place we began yesterday, discussing Rosendorff’s contact with the federal government. Wade asks Rosendorff if he remembers telling the federal government that Theranos machines used different evaluation proficiency to measure accuracy. Rosendorff says no.

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Rosendorff beforehand testified there was no formal proficiency testing processes in place. After Wade challenges him, Rosendorff clarifies: There was proficiency testing for predicate testing (industrial exams), however not for Theranos exams

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Taking a look at a high quality programs presentation for 2014 from Langly Gee, Theranos’s high quality management supervisor. Wade is displaying failure charges for Edison high quality management exams. “One thing’s not squaring up,” Rosendorff says — these failure charges are decrease than he thought they had been.

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Wade is continuous on this line of questioning, noting that Rosendorff testified about considerations in June 2014 however signed validation experiences in Aug. and Sept. 2014.

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Rosendorff testifies that he wouldn’t have continued signing validation experiences for Theranos’s blood testing system, the Edison, if he thought it was unreliable.

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We’re again from break! And on to a different Edison validation report.

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We’re going by means of a Sept. 2013 validation report on the Edison for TSH, a thyroid check. This doc, with Rosendorff’s signature, validates the check for affected person use. Wade is strolling Rosendorff web page by web page by means of the report.

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Rosendorff testifies that he by no means advised the CLIA workforce to cease utilizing the Edison check altogether, however did on some particular exams.

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Wade is now noting that Rosendorff was among the many highest-paid staff at Theranos. Rosendorff says that he thought he ought to have been paid extra, given Theranos’s issues, however that is stricken from the file.

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Rosendorff says he had considerations about QC. Wade says he was paid to have considerations. “That’s why you receives a commission the large bucks.” Rosendorff replies: “Not as large bucks as you receives a commission.” Cue the most important chortle of the trial to this point.

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Wade is making some extent he’s made earlier than, that high quality management samples aren’t affected person samples — noting that “nothing dangerous occurs” to sufferers if a QC check fails.

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We are actually on to a mid-Jan 2014 e-mail from Rosendorff to the CLIA lab workforce asking them to consult with very detailed quality-control insurance policies.

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Balwani’s response: “I spoke with the groups immediately and they’re all going to place in lengthy hours and do no matter it takes to get this executed tomorrow.” Rosendorff testifies: “I had many many battles with Sunny about what was wanted versus what he was ready to permit.”

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Rosendorff added: “I do really feel that it was very troublesome to get solutions from Daniel’s workforce.” In a later e-mail, Rosendorff doubles down on needing the specificity research: “No they’re required. Crucial in truth.”

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From the e-mail chain. Balwani: “As we all know, we take these points with seriousness. Why didn’t you elevate these earlier than to me after I was asking for any points for months?” Rosendorff: “My apologies for the late suggestions relating to our readiness …”

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Notable frustration from Rosendorff after he tries to make some extent and Wade cuts him off: “I’m simply studying emails and saying, sure, that’s what’s taking place right here.”

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We’re now onto dialogue of the Walgreens launch. In a 11/10/13 e-mail to Balwani, Rosendorff flagged points that wanted to be addressed earlier than the Walgreens launch. Wade is strolling him by means of the e-mail chain with Balwani, level by level.

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After many questions establishing that Rosendorff didn’t disguise Normandy lab from the inspectors, Wade notes that the inspection discovered “minor deficiencies.” Rosendorff says that Holmes and Balwani had been upset that there have been deficiencies and {that a} clear report would have been “excellent.”

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Wade is making an attempt to make the purpose that this was to protect commerce secrets and techniques. Rosendorff says this doesn’t make sense, asking who would pin commerce secrets and techniques to a bulletin board.

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We’re wanting once more on the e-mail from Elizabeth Holmes about strolling the auditors by means of the lab. We’re now seeing the response: “The entire bulletin boards from the foyer to HR had been coated with paper so the inspector couldn’t view any of the drawings or gadgets on the boards.”

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Wade is beginning by asking questions concerning the Dec. 2013 CA Dept. of Public Well being audit that we mentioned yesterday. Wade’s going by means of a doc itemizing preparations for the audit as he tries to ascertain that Rosendorff had duty right here.

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Courtroom is in session for an additional day of the Elizabeth Holmes trial! We’re persevering with with the cross-examination of former Theranos lab director Adam Rosendorff, which protection legal professional Lance Wade expects to take all day.

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Rosendorff requested for a loo break, and we’re as a substitute ending for the day! Will choose again up at 9 a.m. Pacific Time tomorrow.

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Essential content material: The custom-built laboratory info system was named Tremendous Mario. (Different enjoyable names: Jurassic Park = the lab with all the customary machines, Normandy = the lab with Theranos machines.)

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Cross examination has been a lot slower and calmer now that we’re again from break. Much less urgent Rosendorff to reply particular questions and extra jokes.

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Wade is holding up a duplicate of the guide and speaking concerning the significance of its PR and advertising and marketing efforts, in addition to its secrecy.

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Rosendorff learn Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography and favored the thrill of Silicon Valley, which helped lead him to Theranos. (That Steve Jobs biography was a favourite of Holmes’s, too.)

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We’re again from break! And we’ve taken an enormous step again in time — now wanting on the resume Rosendorff despatched Theranos when he utilized in 2013.

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We’re now going forwards and backwards on who was concerned within the R&D course of. Rosendorff says he was not conscious on the time if Holmes was concerned with R&D. Per the grasp validation plan, Rosendorff needed to log off on every assay earlier than it could go into validation.

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We’re going by means of what exams had been provided throughout the family and friends launch. The one exams run by means of 9/28/13 had been two that didn’t run on the Edison, Rosendorff confirms. The primary Edison-based check, TSH, a measure of thyroid operate, was run 10/17/2013.

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Wade additionally retains having Rosendorff learn his personal testimony, silently, to himself. That’s taking place once more now.

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Within the e-mail, Balwani writes, “We really feel assured we will deal with ~30 samples/day from this location at this level. And it has been 2 months since we’ve been out in WAG [Walgreens]. It’s time to go dwell.” Wade now making an attempt to make the purpose that they’d not beforehand been dwell.

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Discovered it! We are actually taking a look at an 11/7/13 e-mail from Balwani to Rosendorff about opening their Palo Alto/Uni Ave location to the general public on the approaching Monday. It had beforehand solely been open to pals/household.

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We are actually, as soon as once more, looking for the right pages within the MANY binders the protection gave Rosendorff.

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Wade is now saying that Rosendorff testified earlier to a grand testimony that it was a “restricted family and friends” however didn’t achieve this on Friday.

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We are actually on to the industrial launch. In an e-mail that we noticed in direct, Rose Edmonds (a improvement scientist) says that not one of the assays are utterly via validation testing. Rosendorff had testified that is vital as a result of they had been only a week from launch.

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Wade gave a hypothetical the place Rosendorff had rotten meals in his workplace, and subordinates complain to Balwani. Rosendorff continued to appear confused, and Wade is now shifting on.

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We are actually … asking about firm hierarchy? (Rosendorff reported on to Balwani, and Younger was additionally above him.) “Are there ever circumstances the place it’s acceptable for senior administration to have discussions a few subordinate?” Wade asks. Rosendorff appears confused.

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Rosendorff additionally served as Theranos’s scientific marketing consultant. Holmes wouldn’t qualify for this both.

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Wade is asking about Holmes’s training. Famously, she dropped out of Stanford. “Based mostly in your understanding of her background, would she be certified to be a CLIA supervisor or lab director? Rosendorff: “No, positively not.”

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Wade says, and Rosendorff concedes, that in the end it was Rosendorff’s duty if the exams failed and his duty to implement high quality management insurance policies and proficiency exams.

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Rosendorff is agreeing with Wade’s questioning that Holmes by no means advised him to report an inaccurate end result, and that Holmes by no means directed him to not pause or discontinue exams he thought had been inaccurate.

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Wade: “Did you ever use a check on sufferers that you just believed was inaccurate or unreliable?” Rosendorff: “No.” Did he ever present outcomes that he believed to be unreliable? “No.”

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Wade: “Did you faithfully dispatch your authorized obligations as lab director at Theranos?” Rosendorff: “Sure, I did.” Wade: “Did you provide lab exams that you just knew on the time had been inaccurate or unreliable?” Rosendorff: “No … I ordered the laboratory to stop testing.”

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Two themes of cross so far: Wade appears to be making an attempt to show that Rosendorff labored with the federal government in shaping his testimony, and is hammering residence that Rosendorff was legally and ethically answerable for the lab.

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Rosendorff confirms that he was aware of the laws. Wade is now asking a collection of questions on Rosendorff’s obligations: “You might be required to…?” Rosendorff says these are his obligations, however “I acquired pushback from administration.”

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Wade is now holding up a stack of papers (perhaps an inch thick?) and asking if Rosendorff knew all of these laws, presumably the stack of papers he’s holding. Davila, the choose: “You’re asking to confess the whole lot of this doc? It’s what number of pages? 122?” It’s admitted.

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We’re into Rosendorff’s time at Theranos! Wade requested him if being the CLIA lab director meant he was legally answerable for what occurred within the lab, and Rosendorff stated sure.

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Wade is continuous to attempt to choose aside the prosecution’s case, noting that they didn’t go in chronological order by means of the paperwork. He nonetheless hasn’t actually requested about Rosendorff’s precise experiences at Theranos.

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Wade is arguing that Rosendorff’s testimony in direct doesn’t match what he testified in 2019. Earlier, he simply stated he wasn’t glad with administration’s response to proficiency testing. His testimony on Friday was extra detailed.

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We’re now into questioning concerning the testimony itself. Wade is asking Rosendorff about his causes for leaving Theranos. Wade asks if Rosendorff mentioned that query/reply with the federal government. Rosendorff says sure.

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Wade presses him on whether or not he advised the federal government what he was going to testify.

Rosendorff says no.

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Wade is now asking about how Rosendorff was ready to testify by the federal government. Rosendorff: “I used to be all the time instructed by the federal government to be truthful.” Wade requested: “Did they let you know to provide that reply?” Rosendorff: “No.”

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Wade goes by means of a listing of individuals and asking Rosendorff if he’s met every of them. His tone is way extra aggressive than with earlier witnesses.

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We’re beginning with cross-examination. Lance Wade, Holmes’s lawyer, is beginning by grilling Rosendorff on what number of instances he’s met with the federal government.

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And, with that, his direct testimony has wrapped. We’ll choose up with cross-examination after a 30-min. break.

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Finally, Rosendorff stated, he left after “countless conferences and conversations, very cautious examine of medical literature, late nights … nice efforts on my half to enhance the standard of testing at Theranos.”

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Rosendorff testified about why he spoke with then-WSJ reporter John Carreyrou: stated he felt a “ethical and moral” obligation to alert the general public.

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Bostic identified the road “We are going to execute this 12 months.” When did Theranos begin testing? he requested. Rosendorff responds: 2013.

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Extra texts from Holmes/Balwani! Holmes: “This 12 months is our 12 months. We are able to always remember this tiger.” Balwani: “I do know, I’m targeted on it. We are going to execute this 12 months.” Holmes: “I do know. I’m targeted on it too. And for our children always remember who we’re.”

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On Rosendorff’s final day, he says Balwani provided a handshake, and he declined. Balwani gave him exit paperwork to signal. Balwani stated he can be ready to maintain him on, however Rosendorff stated it wasn’t definitely worth the danger to his popularity.

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Holmes forwarded it to Balwani: “We have to reply to him now and minimize him Monday.” Rosendorff had already accepted a job provide at one other lab and was planning on leaving — interpreted this as them making an attempt to fireside him proper earlier than he left.

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Nov. 2014 e-mail to Rosendorff asking for a redraw. Rosendorff forwarded this to Holmes/Balwani, and Balwani stated the rep “jumped the gun” asking for a redraw. Adam forwarded this to Elizabeth: “I discover Sunny’s response offensive and disingenuous. He ought to apologize.”

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Gov’t making an attempt to make the purpose that Holmes/Balwani are actively courting investments at the same time as Rosendorff raises considerations about essential issues within the lab.

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We’re now taking a look at Nov. 2014 texts between Balwani and Holmes, speaking about investments from Alice Walton and Rupert Murdoch. Balwani: “They aren’t investing in our firm, they’re investing in our future.”

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“…how basic it’s to all of us for you or some other worker by no means to do something you’re not utterly assured in.” Rosendorff says he disagrees with this, and we’ve seen emails displaying that he raised considerations.

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Holmes’s response (pt. 1): “How unhappy and disappointing to see this from you. Exterior of the actual fact you’ve by no means emailed me on any considerations you allude to there earlier than however now e-mail this, you recognize from each dialog we’ve ever had collectively …”

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Now taking a look at Nov. 14 emails from Rosendorff. “I really feel actually uncomfortable with what is going on proper now on this firm. Is there any manner you will get Spencer again on the CLIA [Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments] license and take me off? I’m feeling pressured to vouch for outcomes that I can’t be assured in.”

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Christian forwarded the e-mail to Elizabeth, writing: “His response to this was to do a vacutainer redraw & I ended the dialog at that time.” A vacutainer draw is a non-Theranos retest.

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He continued: “Additional 100% honesty and transparency to the affected person is crucial. “My first responsibility is to not Theranos, however to the affected person as per my Hippocratic oath “primum non nocere.” “I by no means stated I wouldn’t speak to the MD.”

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In an e-mail to Christian, Rosendorff doubled down. “This isn’t a query of deciphering outcomes — this can be a query of the reliability and accuracy of the end result.” “Probably the most constructive factor at this level is to supply dependable and sturdy assays, to not spin.”

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Nov. e-mail from Rosendorff concerning the affected person name to Christian: “When you’re asking me to defend these values then the reply isn’t any.” He was refusing to defend the accuracy of the end result, Rosendorff testifies.

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Emails like this contributed to a “crescendo” of points, Rosendorff testifies, resulting in his resignation in Nov. 2014.

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Taking a look at an e-mail from a medical assistant involved that HDL and LDL (ldl cholesterol) readings will not be including up. That raises considerations concerning the accuracy of the check, Rosendorff testifies.

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In a follow-up e-mail from Holmes: “Kerry please delineate this primarily based on what we did with the NY inspector just lately and ship that out.” Nobody was allowed to enter or exit the Normandy lab throughout the go to, Rosendorff stated. These instructions got here from Balwani.

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1/26/13 e-mail from Holmes concerning the upcoming audit from the California Dept. of Public Well being: “Let me know if the trail for strolling the auditors in and downstairs has been cemented so we keep away from areas that can not be accessed, and what that path is.”

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Christian forwarded the message to Daniel Younger and cc’d Elizabeth. In a later e-mail to Elizabeth and Daniel, Christian wrote that Rosendorff already authorized the redraw. “Want to debate messaging for my name with this doc, with regard to cause for the redraw,” Christian wrote.

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Now taking a look at an e-mail to Christian Holmes to approve a redraw, regardless of his not having a place within the scientific lab or a medical/science background. Rosendorff says he wasn’t conscious Christian was concerned in approving redraws.

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Now onto discussing transparency. “I felt a battle between the messaging that the corporate wished me to offer … and my responsibility as a doctor” to precisely report outcomes when speaking with medical doctors, Rosendorff says.

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In an e-mail chain concerning the proficiency testing samples, Balwani wrote that Theranos’s validation has been “glorious previously” and that “it’s these PT samples which are off.” Rosendorff testifies that he disagrees.

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There was no formal proficiency testing course of at Theranos, Rosendorff says. He says he raised these considerations at a mid-2014 assembly to folks together with Holmes, Theranos’s president, Ramesh Balwani, and the VP Daniel Younger. He felt like they gave “lip service” to this problem, and there was no progress made earlier than he left in November.

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Rosendorff’s response to conditions like this: “Each time we obtained a doctor grievance, each time our QC would fail, each time we had a spate of anomalous outcomes, it raised nice considerations to me concerning the accuracy of the testing course of.”

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We’re taking a look at an e-mail from somebody who has been on coumadin, a blood thinner remedy, for 13 years. After switching to Theranos testing, her outcomes got here again low, and he or she elevated her dose because of this. “I’ve not felt ‘proper’ for the reason that one elevated dose,” she wrote.

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I’m again within the courtroom for an additional day of the Elizabeth Holmes trial! We’re beginning with the top of former lab director Adam Rosendorff’s direct testimony.

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With that, we’re going to interrupt for the weekend. I’ll be within the courthouse Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday subsequent week — see you on Tuesday!

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For the previous hour, Rosendorff has testified about issues w numerous exams, incl. the potassium, chloride and sodium exams. In a ten/27/14 e-mail, he wrote: “I’m not positive of the scientific worth of a sodium assay, through which the one time we will report it’s when it isn’t essential”

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We’re now stepping into Rosendorff’s determination to go away. He forwarded work emails with problems with concern to his Gmail account in 2014, testifying that “I wished to guard myself.” He additionally says he began in search of one other job in mid-2013, shortly after becoming a member of Theranos.

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Right now’s theme appears to be a) Rosendorff was involved about defective exams, b) Rosendorff really useful the corporate cease utilizing these exams and c) Holmes/Balwani had been conscious however declined to alter course.

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We’re now on points with Theranos’s HDL (ldl cholesterol) exams. Rosendorff says he “suspected” Theranos’ HDL was now not working as of Feb. 2014 and recommended reverting to FDA-approved units, however acquired pushback from Balwani, Holmes and Theranos VP Daniel Younger.

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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 “completely” 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: “Simply fyi-hCG proper now inflicting some severe points and affected person 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 “way more frequent,” and he “felt pressured to defend the corporate’s outcomes to physicians,” he stated.

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Theranos units 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 realized in Cheung’s testimony, high quality management occurred as soon as a day, and machines can be recalibrated in the event that they failed. This was a frequent dialogue subject 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 common 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 couple of extra weeks to kind by means of these medical and logistical points, and getting the right stage of coaching and staffing would assist us tremendously.”nd staffing would assist us tremendously.”

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An e-mail from Rose Edmonds from 9 days earlier than the launch says “none of our assays are utterly by means of validation together with scientific pattern testing with fingerstick.” Below CLIA legislation, the exams should be validated correctly earlier than they can be utilized for affected person care.

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Main as much as Sept 2013 industrial launch, there was “a whole lot of anxiousness” concerning the appropriateness of utilizing modified exams for affected person care. The final temper of the corporate was “very optimistic,” however some had been questioning why Theranos wasn’t utilizing its personal units.

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The downstairs Theranos lab, which contained the Theranos Edison units, was known as Normandy, Rosendorff stated. In response to Rosendorff, Balwani known as the upstairs lab with standard units Jurassic Park: Balwani “believed the traditional units had been dinosaurs.”

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Rosendorff beginning robust with why he give up Theranos, incl. unwillingness of administration to carry out proficiency testing and feeling pressured to vouch for exams he wasn’t assured in. Additionally: “The corporate was extra about PR and fundraising than affected person care.”

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The federal government is looking former Theranos lab director Adam Rosendorff immediately within the trial of Elizabeth Holmes. Per prosecutor John Bostic, this testimony is prone to take all day.

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Mattis is finished and now a prosecutor is studying textual content messages between Holmes and Balwani whereas a forensics man from PWC says “sure” and “appropriate.” I assume that is how they must current this proof however it’s actually actually weird.

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On redirect: Why did Mattis initially assist Holmes after the WSJ expose after which change his thoughts? There have been too many surprises, he stated. “We had been unable to assist her on the basic points that she was grappling with if we solely noticed them within the rearview mirror.”

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We have a look at Mattis’ emailed response to Holmes after the WSJ article. “Be swift in response with unassailable reality,” he wrote. “I’ve full religion 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 guage Theranos’s expertise 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 simply got here some extent after I didn’t know what to imagine about Theranos anymore.”

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After WSJ article, board members emailed Holmes concerning the allegations. Her response: Theranos was transitioning from working beneath one laboratory framework to a different. Mattis: “I used to be nonetheless confused.” At a minimal, “we had a popularity drawback right here and an integrity drawback.”

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Ominous. After Theranos realized a few 2015 WSJ article by John Carreyrou that uncovered issues with Theranos’s expertise, there was a board assembly with a slide titled “Responsibility of Loyalty.” We’re proven that slide, besides it’s comically redacted — all content material blacked out — and Mattis doesn’t bear 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 expertise works (i.e. that there’s a single system that does all exams)”

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Fortune printed an extended correction to that article, which I don’t bear in mind seeing from a whole lot 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 obtained a whole lot 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 means of 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 first supply?” “The only supply.”

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

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Did you settle for Ms. Holmes’s invitation to affix Theranos’s board? “Sure I did, after asking why. I used to be not a medical individual.” She stated she wished his mgmt. and organizational expertise.

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Mattis testified that he was not conscious of Theranos units 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 assured that if we obtained it in there, it might show 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 “younger Elizabeth.”

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Holmes was the one telling him concerning the Theranos system’s capabilities, he stated. “I used to be frankly amazed at what was doable.” However he added: “That didn’t take the place of getting the system show itself.”

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

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

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

We begin by taking a look at 2011 emails between them after assembly. In a single, Mattis writes, “thanks on your notice, younger Elizabeth, and I want you each success.”

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

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Gould’s testimony lasted round quarter-hour – From behind a transparent masks, she obtained emotional discussing her expertise discovering out by way of Theranos exams that, after three miscarriages, her fourth being pregnant was not viable. The glad ending is that it was. She had a child. Adjourned!

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Erin Griffith

Protection wraps up by mentioning that Zachman’s observe had many many check outcomes from Theranos past Ms. Gould that appeared to be nice. Decide Davila is keen to maintain going, although we’re over on time immediately. Brittany Gould takes the stand.

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21 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Protection works to chip away on the testimony by implying that the Theranos check outcomes merely existed on a distinct scale and will have been “rebaselined.” Additionally famous that Holmes’s brother Christian, who responded to Zachman’s grievance concerning the outcomes, apologized.

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21 days in the past

Erin Griffith

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

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21 days in the past

Erin Griffith

“This circumstance was very impactful to me because it stood out as such a purple flag for the being pregnant.”

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21 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Gould took 5 blood exams, 3 from a subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics and a couple 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 couple of extra Quest exams displaying she was certainly nonetheless pregnant.

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21 days in the past

Erin Griffith

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 ascertain that sure, she is pregnant and have a look at the well being of the being pregnant.”

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21 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Zachman was on a committee that evaluated service suppliers and her observe adopted Theranos blood exams round 2014. Theranos even arrange a lab downstairs from one in all her observe’s places of work, which Zachman stated was “very thrilling.”

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21 days in the past

Erin Griffith

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

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21 days in the past

Erin Griffith

I’ve loved chatting with among the trial-heads and and followers of justice who’ve proven as much as watch (offered 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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21 days in the past

Erin Griffith

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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21 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Extra dangerous boss/good boss content material: We see an e-mail Gangakhedkar despatched to Balwani defending how exhausting her workforce was working + an e-mail she despatched to her workforce praising their lengthy hours. She then resigned from Theranos and Holmes tried to get her to remain, providing time without work.

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21 days in the past

Erin Griffith

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] making an attempt to make you’re feeling responsible that you just weren’t working?” “Sure” “You had been pissed off by that?” “Sure.”

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21 days in the past

Erin Griffith

We’re nonetheless doing cross-examination of Gangakhedkar.

Wade exhibits 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 workforce, portray him because the one pushing unrealistically for overwork.

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21 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Zachman will now provide knowledgeable testimony on deciphering HCG exams (a hormone used to establish being pregnant standing)

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

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21 days in the past

Erin Griffith

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

“In R&D generally it’s important to fail earlier than you may succeed proper?”
“Sure.”

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21 days in the past

Erin Griffith

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

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21 days in the past

Erin Griffith

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

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21 days in the past

Erin Griffith

To this point it’s mainly a name and response, the place Wade describes work of Gangakhedkar + Theranos’s lab, and Gangakhedkar replies “sure.” “Had been you happy with that work?” “Sure.” “And others on the firm had been glad about that work as effectively?” “I feel so.”

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21 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Again within the San Jose courtroom immediately 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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25 days in the past

Erin Woo

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

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25 days in the past

Erin Woo

We are actually onto cross-examination. Holmes’s lawyer is questioning her about G.S.Ok.’s examine of Theranos’s assays, mentioning that the examine promoted her work. “The Theranos system eliminates the necessity for a lab and offered high quality knowledge,” the G.S.Ok. memo stated.

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Erin Woo

Regardless of having signed an N.D.A., Gangakhedkar printed out some paperwork and took them residence when she left Theranos. “I used to be anxious that I’d be blamed,” she testified.

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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25 days in the past

Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

The federal government is now asking questions on a doc that claims, amongst different issues, that Theranos’s units “could be operated with minimal coaching” and that its outcomes have “precision and accuracy equal to conventional scientific laboratory analyzers.” Neither is true, Cheung says.

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25 days in the past

Erin Woo

Cheung stated they had been always having to recalibrate the machines, which made outcomes take 2-3 days somewhat than the couple hours promised. “We had folks sleeping within the automobile as a result of it was taking too lengthy,” she stated.

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25 days in the past

Erin Woo

Cheung simply stated she “turned involved a few 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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25 days in the past

Erin Woo

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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25 days in the past

Erin Woo

Holmes’s lawyer is asking Cheung a whole lot of questions on high quality management checks that occurred on the Theranos units. “There’s a recognition that some errors would occur and this was the coverage on easy methods to take care of these errors,” he stated.

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25 days in the past

Erin Woo

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

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25 days in the past

Erin Woo

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

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25 days in the past

Erin Woo

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

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27 days in the past

Erin Griffith

That’s it for immediately.🩸💉⚖️

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27 days in the past

Erin Griffith

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 difficult, involving numerous good, pedigreed folks.

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27 days in the past

Erin Griffith

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

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27 days in the past

Erin Griffith

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

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27 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Erika Cheung is again on the stand.

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

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27 days in the past

Erin Griffith

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

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27 days in the past

Erin Griffith

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

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27 days in the past

Erin Griffith

Elizabeth Holmes’s entourage is down to only her mother immediately.

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