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Edlin carried out trainings for Walgreens workers and would give excursions round Theranos. “Upfront of the tour, there have been some areas of the labs that have been hidden by a partition” to hide Theranos gadgets, Edlin testifies.

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Erin Woo

Edlin was conscious on the time of Theranos utilizing modified third-party gadgets to run venous attracts however didn’t know the third-party gadgets have been used for fingerstick attracts till 2016.

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Erin Woo

Edlin labored on the “front-end buyer expertise” for the Walgreens partnership, together with the shop’s branding and advertising in addition to software program utilized by sufferers and technicians. Edlin testifies that he was accustomed to the Edison machines (3.0 and three.5), the MiniLab, and the Edison 4 collection (the next-gen model of the Theranos gadgets). The subsequent-gen variations have been by no means used for scientific affected person testing, he testifies.

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Erin Woo

To this point, Edlin has testified about Holmes’s work habits — she was within the workplace “on a regular basis,” from early morning to late night and on weekends — and about how data was saved siloed inside Theranos, on directions from Elizabeth, Christian and Sunny.

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Erin Woo

Edlin was recruited to Theranos by Christian Holmes, who Edlin describes as “one in all my closest pals.” He first met Elizabeth Holmes by way of Christian whereas Edlin and Christian have been at Duke.

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Daniel Edlin, a former senior undertaking supervisor at Theranos from 2011 to 2016 who labored instantly with Holmes, is on the stand.

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Erin Woo

After a break, we’re again in session. There could also be extra disruptions coming as much as the trial schedule: A juror’s mother-in-law handed away instantly and he or she could need to journey to the Midwest, and a good friend of Davila’s is critically sick.

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Erin Woo

Redirect is finished, and we’re again to re-cross. After some forwards and backwards on Dhawan’s assumptions that Theranos workers have been doing their jobs, Dhawan has been excused.

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Erin Woo

The federal government is asking about Lynette Sawyer. Dhawan says he didn’t meet Sawyer and doesn’t know whether or not she went into the lab or noticed the Edison. Basically, the federal government is working to indicate that Wade’s line of questioning relied on assumptions.

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Erin Woo

We’re by way of cross and into redirect. Wade’s cross-examination stayed on the identical theme: that Theranos had loads of certified workers, and Dhawan’s minimal presence within the lab wasn’t a priority.

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Erin Woo

Wade is stating that Dhawan, as a part-time worker, delegated his obligations to completely different full-time Theranos workers. “Nobody was pretending you have been there on daily basis,” Wade continued. “You have been there as wanted, proper?”

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Erin Woo

Lance Wade is beginning with dialogue of Dr. Lynette Sawyer, who additionally served as a part-time lab director throughout this time. Dr. Sawyer didn’t come up throughout direct yesterday — Wade appears to be arguing that Dhawan didn’t do a lot as a result of Sawyer was dealing with extra of it.

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Erin Woo

After a juror overslept, we’re lastly beginning testimony in “Our Holmes Matter” in San Jose. We’re beginning once more with Dr. Sunil Dhawan, who turned lab director after Adam Rosendorff left.

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Erin Griffith

Movement to compel is denied, Parloff will not be required to show over his notes. Choose mentioned it doesn’t even need to get into the difficulty of reporter’s privilege as a result of the protection hasn’t made a powerful sufficient case for it. “It’s a fishing expedition.”

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Erin Woo

We’re wrapping for the day. I’ll be again within the courthouse at 9 a.m. tomorrow when the trial resumes.

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Erin Griffith

Parloff counsel David Korzenik: “The trial will not be about Mr. Parloff’s way of thinking. It’s not a libel case towards his subsequent article by which he corrected his first.” “He can solely testify as to what Ms Holmes informed him.”

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Erin Woo

Wade is asking about Dhawan’s interactions with Holmes and Balwani. Wade says that Balwani was operating the laboratory from an operational standpoint. Dhawan says he can’t touch upon that, however his assumption was that he was.

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Erin Woo

With quarter-hour to go as we speak, we’re beginning in on cross-examination. Wade (who spent days on the stand cross-examining Rosendorff) is begins by establishing that Dhawan is a extremely educated skilled.

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Erin Woo

Dhawan says he doesn’t recall ever asking questions or asking a report back to be modified. He additionally signed a doc about reporting of crucial values with out ever seeing a crucial worth.

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Erin Woo

Rosendorff had signed the paperwork earlier than Dhawan did. “It gave me some reassurance that there had been some supervision earlier than my time of arrival,” Dhawan testified. Dhawan signed the validation for the Edison with out ever seeing it run something.

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Erin Griffith

Additionally, “We need to present the knowledge he was pointed to. It doesn’t matter if it seems to be right or incorrect.”

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Erin Griffith

Onto the Parloff matter. Cline says the Holmes camp needs to Parloff’s reporting notes to be able to present that Parloff “was coloured by bias — a need responsible any errors he made in his preliminary article on Ms. Holmes reasonably than” his personal errors. Wow.

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Erin Griffith

The Justice of the Peace choose grants movement for the exclusion. “He’s testifying as to secondary issues. He’s reporting and testifying about one thing another person mentioned or did that he lined. He actually is akin to an skilled witness who has collected data from many sources.” Carreyrou is now allowed to be within the courtroom.

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The Q.C. supervisor, Langly Gee, launched himself to Dhawan in August 2015. He wished Dhawan there for the CMS audit on 9/22/15. Dhawan mentioned he was there for the audit. Earlier than that, he mentioned he signed “no matter was despatched to me.”

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Erin Woo

Dhawan didn’t go to Theranos on daily basis. He went to Theranos twice. He didn’t work together with sufferers, physicians or Theranos lab workers. He by no means handled Q.C. He thinks he labored 5-10 whole hours from November 2014 to June 2015. For this, Dhawan was getting paid $5,000 a month.

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Erin Griffith

Cline: “I perceive this can be a hardship for Mr. Carreyrou. He’s not the one one struggling a hardship. Ms. Holmes’s father is a witness. We could name him. He’s having to overlook the trial of his daughter.”

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Erin Griffith

Prosecution notes that it already introduced a movement to dam any arguments that there was coordination between the federal government and Carreyrou. Says there isn’t any proof of that and that Choose Davila already agreed to dam such arguments.

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Erin Griffith

Will the Holmes camp name Carreyrou as a witness? Holmes lawyer John Cline: “I can’t let you know at this level who we’re going to name as witnesses. We could. We could not placed on a case. We could name Ms. Holmes. … I can definitely let you know we could name him.”

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Erin Woo

As anticipated, we are actually calling Dr. Sunil Dhawan, a dermatologist who turned Theranos’s lab director after Rosendorff left. After a number of days on Theranos’s partnerships with different corporations (Safeway, Walgreens), we’re now again to inside Theranos workings.

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Erin Woo

After transient re-cross from Downey, Jhaveri is excused.

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Erin Griffith

He provides that any subpoena issued to Carreyrou can be in unhealthy religion or harassing. One instance: “Ms. Holmes main her workers in a chant that claims F You, Carreyrou. Clearly I’m abbreviating that.”

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Erin Griffith

Carreyrou lawyer: “We consider he’s being singled out due to his prior reporting and due to the animus Ms. Holmes has for him.” Lawyer additionally says it’s a matter of First Modification rights.

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Erin Woo

Schenk is up for redirect. He notes that the affected person expertise surveys have been earlier than they received their take a look at outcomes, so in the event that they, for instance, have been informed they weren’t pregnant however have been in actual fact pregnant, that will have an effect on their expertise however wouldn’t be counted in survey outcomes.

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Erin Griffith

Choose: “I’ve not been following Mr. Carreyrou’s podcast, however as I perceive it he’s been capable of report on what’s occurring and touch upon what’s occurring.” Choose asks what’s the issue?

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Erin Griffith

On the Carreyrou matter, the Justice of the Peace choose recommended that he be categorized as an skilled witness, “a realistic resolution,” he mentioned. Holmes aspect mentioned (understandably?) that that doesn’t make loads of sense.

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Erin Griffith

Protection has tried to compel Parloff to launch his notes. A few of them (outdated emails) now not exist. However others would contain forcing him to show over notes and sourcing, and so on. He already offered some recordings of interviews to either side however is combating the subpoena for notes.

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Erin Griffith

They’re additionally going to be coping with the motions involving Roger Parloff, who wrote a Fortune cowl story that’s actually being mentioned in trial at this second.

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Erin Griffith

Whereas testimony is occurring, there may be additionally a separate Zoom listening to now with a Justice of the Peace choose, Nathanael Cousins, over whether or not the journalist John Carreyrou can be allowed within the courtroom.

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Erin Woo

Taking a look at a January 2015 affected person expertise survey abstract. Sufferers rated the general expertise as 4.81/5 — extra help for Downey’s line of argument right here.

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Basically, Downey appears to be taking a really cheap, pleasant tone with this cross-examination (in distinction, for instance, with the way in which Wade began off cross with Rosendorff two weeks in the past). Details: opening shops is difficult, however sufferers have been completely satisfied.

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Downey is de facto making an attempt to focus on affected person satisfaction to indicate that the partnership was successful. Jhaveri pushes again, saying that affected person expertise was one vital issue, however so was price of build-out, venous draw percentages, and so on. Jhaveri does concede that he doesn’t keep in mind getting unfavorable suggestions in regards to the exams being executed in venous draw kind.

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Different paperwork confirmed that Walgreens didn’t embrace venous draw percentages amongst “key program dangers” and that Jhaveri informed Walgreens colleagues to not talk about future market enlargement plans exterior California and Arizona.

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Erin Woo

Downey highlights paperwork that make the case that the partnership was doing higher than the federal government painted it as. We noticed a set of Walgreens/Theranos assembly minutes saying that affected person expertise surveys have been “off the charts.”

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Erin Woo

Downey establishes that Jhaveri had little or no contact w Holmes; Jhaveri says he met along with her “two or thrice at most.” (His principal level of contact was Balwani.)

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Erin Woo

Again from break. Downey is beginning cross with questions on how opening shops is a troublesome job.

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After studying the texts, the federal government completed its direct examination of Jhaveri. We’ll choose up with cross after the break.

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Right here’s the complete doc with 36 pages of texts: https://www.documentcloud.org/paperwork/21081045-holmes-balwani-texts

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Textual content messages between Holmes and Balwani about Walgreens! Jhaveri and Schenk are, for no matter cause, taking turns doing a dwell studying. (Jhaveri is Balwani; Schenk is Holmes. This does certainly really feel form of like highschool English class.)

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Erin Woo

In 2015, venous draw percentages by no means went down sufficient to develop past 40 shops in Arizona and one in Palo Alto. Balwani’s rationalization for the chances by no means modified. Then, in late 2015, Jhaveri testifies, he learn a unfavorable article about Theranos. Walgreens stopped providing Theranos exams in 2016.

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Erin Woo

Normal theme of Jhaveri’s testimony up to now: Theranos wasn’t hitting its targets relating to venous draw percentages, however Jhaveri was prepared to maintain working with them. However, the federal government notes: What Jhaveri didn’t know was that Theranos was not doing testing by itself gadgets.

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Erin Woo

8/15/2014 electronic mail from Jhaveri, the place he wrote that “we’ve made unbelievable progress within the quick 5 months.” Jhaveri nonetheless believed that Theranos was doing testing by itself gadgets, he testifies. In the identical electronic mail, Jhaveri wrote that he needs to deal with bettering affected person expertise and “venous p.c within the 10% vary.” At that time, it was nonetheless round 40%.

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Erin Woo

Now revised objectives from August for the Theranos partnership. For F.Y. 2015, they have been now aiming for 200 shops as a substitute of 500, primarily based on the outcomes of the pilot. The venous draw percentages and the price of the buildout have been two causes for the lowered objectives, Jhaveri testifies.

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Erin Woo

In June 2014, Jhaveri nonetheless thought that Theranos was doing its testing on Theranos gadgets. He didn’t know that Theranos was testing sufferers’ blood on modified third-party gadgets. And nobody, together with Balwani, was happy with the venous draw percentages.

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Erin Woo

When Theranos did a finger stick draw, Walgreens thought that blood was being examined on a Theranos gadget. Walgreens didn’t understand it was being examined on a modified business gadget, Jhaveri testifies.

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Erin Woo

Walgreens agreed that some, extra complicated exams would possibly all the time require venous attracts, however these exams have been imagined to be much less widespread. A slide attributes the “increased variety of venous attracts up to now” to “studying course of round ordering patterns for Arizona,” not tech issues.

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The share of finger stick attracts was “essential,” Jhaveri testifies. “That was the Theranos know-how that we had signed a partnership on. … That was the precise magic that was so intriguing to us.”

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Erin Woo

Sufferers might obtain conventional lab work by way of venous or finger stick take a look at. Historically, labs would do venous attracts. Theranos, as we all know, promised to do the identical exams on a small quantity of blood by way of a finger stick, which Jhaveri calls “extraordinary.”

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Erin Woo

On the time, Theranos was in a single retailer in Palo Alto and two in Arizona. They have been monitoring prospects’ wait time and expertise stage. They have been additionally monitoring some lab measures, together with proportions of venous vs. finger stick exams.

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Erin Woo

Jhaveri was working to “operationalize” the Theranos partnership — increasing the partnership from the three shops it was in on the time. This included building, design, format, coaching, buyer expertise.

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In early 2014, he turned divisional vice chairman of well being care companies, and the Theranos partnership turned a part of his obligations presently.

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Erin Woo

He re-engaged with the Theranos crew on the finish of 2013. At that time, he was nonetheless engaged on the brand new pharmacy design and wished to determine how the Theranos partnership would match into the expertise/building of the shop.

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He first heard of Theranos in 2010, when he was main a undertaking to revamp Walgreens pharmacies to be extra customer-centric. He met Holmes and Balwani when he gave them a brief tour of a Walgreens retailer.

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Jhaveri labored at Walgreens for 29 years (1989-2018). He’s a registered pharmacist with an MBA in organizational administration.

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We’re executed with direct examination. On cross (which takes roughly one minute), the protection establishes that Amenta didn’t have particular data of the wire transfers past understanding that they occurred. And we are actually executed with Amenta and onto Jhaveri.

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Erin Woo

Prosecutor John Bostic is taking Amenta by way of federal wire transfers despatched to Theranos, presumably to indicate that wire transfers have been made.

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Erin Woo

Jurors have filed in. Amenta is on the stand.

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Again within the courtroom for a particular Thursday version of the Elizabeth Holmes trial! Immediately’s anticipated witnesses: Robert Amenta, deputy chief investigator on the Federal Reserve Financial institution of New York; Nimesh Jhaveri, a former Walgreens government; and Dr. Sunil Dhawan, a former Theranos lab director.

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Erin Griffith

That’s it for as we speak. There can be trial tomorrow and one of many witnesses can be Nimesh Jhaveri, former head of well being care companies at Walgreens.

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Erin Griffith

The subsequent witness is Robert Amenta, deputy chief investigator on the New York Federal Reserve. We simply walked by way of an evidence of what the Fed does. U.S. Legal professional John Bostic: “So it’s a financial institution for banks.”

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Erin Griffith

In 2015, after the WSJ Theranos expose, Miquelon wrote an electronic mail to Holmes: “You’re in my ideas, hold in there. The haters are in every single place however your contribution to the world can’t be bottled up.”

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Erin Griffith

Protection makes the case that Walgreens entered into its settlement with Theranos understanding it didn’t have F.D.A. approval. Walgreens had the best to terminate the partnership if Theranos didn’t get F.D.A. approval by the top of 2010. (It didn’t, and Walgreens didn’t terminate.)

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Erin Griffith

On diligence, Miquelon says: “I’d outline diligence as unfolding over a few years — diligence continues and that’s one cause why you might have a revised settlement and addendums to that.”

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Erin Griffith

Downy made the purpose that lots of the guarantees Holmes made about Theranos’s know-how have been made when the corporate deliberate to place machines in shops. Concept being that these guarantees are irrelevant as a result of Theranos determined to not put machines in shops, however take a look at in its personal lab.

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Erin Griffith

On cross-exam, Holmes lawyer Kevin Downey is increase how large of a deal this effort was to Walgreens. Miquelon mentioned Walgreens employed a agency to give you an inventory of 180 start-ups engaged on lab growth, which the corporate evaluated.

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Erin Griffith

The price hinged on the partnership hitting sure milestones, however in August 2013, Holmes emailed Walgreens asking to speed up the cost and ship the cash sooner.

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Erin Griffith

WOW this may be public data however I wasn’t conscious of it. Walgreens paid a $100 million “innovation price” to Theranos for the privilege of partnering with them. The precise funding in fairness solely got here within the type of a $40 million convertible be aware.

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Erin Griffith

🩸 After a two-hour delay brought on by jurors elevating points about their questionnaires being made public, testimony within the Elizabeth Holmes trial (or, per the choose, “Our Holmes Matter”) is starting with Wade Miquelon, former C.F.O. of Walgreens.

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Erin Griffith

Miquelon describes the artwork of credibility buying and selling — in an electronic mail promoting Theranos to his colleagues he notes Larry Ellison’s endorsement. The prosecutors additionally make the purpose that Theranos was seven years alongside — pre-empting the “only a younger start-up” protection.

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Erin Griffith

We’ve seen a number of paperwork from pharma corporations endorsing or validating Theranos’s know-how. I consider these are the identical ones we noticed within the opening arguments, which have been a reasonably large smoking gun. The testimony hasn’t but mentioned whether or not they have been falsified.

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Erin Griffith

Miquelon provides a really acquainted story by now: He was excited by the promise of Theranos’s know-how. A lot of low cost exams on a finger stick of blood. We additionally know by now that witnesses have to be very particular in regards to the claims Holmes made as a result of protection will choose them aside.

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Erin Griffith

The subsequent witness is the previous Walgreens C.F.O. Wade Miquelon (now C.E.O. of Jo-Ann Shops).

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Erin Griffith

Burd attracts the road at income and profitability. “In the event you’re hitting robust income {dollars} relative to dimension and also you’re creating wealth, I’d say you’re in your method.” (If that they had requested me, I’d have outlined a start-up as a non-public venture-capital backed firm.)

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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 a giant unhealthy 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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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Griffith

We travel over the Theranos lab arrange as a take a look at on Safeway’s company campus. Burd was pissed off that it was imagined 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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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Griffith

A variety of deal with the diligence that Safeway did on Theranos and its know-how. Burd spoke with varied medical doctors and lab administrators at Johns Hopkins, who mentioned that they had not had the Theranos machines lengthy sufficient to validate them. “The field was taken again by Theranos.”

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Erin Griffith

Kevin Downey, Holmes’s lawyer, is now cross-examining Burd. Increase all his expertise, experience, sophistication, and so on., to match 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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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Griffith

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

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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 mild to show inexperienced.” One other electronic mail has the topic line “Changing into Discouraged.”

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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Griffith

The choose referred to 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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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Griffith

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

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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 until spoken to. Her type was heat, it was pleasant. It wasn’t dictatorial.”

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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 when it comes to imaginative and prescient, when it comes to command of the knowledge, clearly when it comes to supply. She was all the time decisive.” “Every time she was speaking she owned the room.”

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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 mentioned 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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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Griffith

Ooooooooh I believe we simply received 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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Erin Griffith

For some cause he’s speaking a couple of pressure of watermelon referred to as a Pureheart that has a really small rind that Safeway bought completely for a 12 months. 🍉

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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 considering assembly Theranos, notably the founder.” “It was an interesting idea.”

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Erin Griffith

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

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

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Erin Griffith

Relating to the accusation that he stole commerce secrets and techniques by emailing himself information, prosecution asks, “Primarily based on what you already know about Theranos’s strategies, would you might have wished different labs to make use of these strategies?” “No.”

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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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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Griffith

I’m beginning to really feel like an Oompa Loompa watching the jurors drop out from the sidelines right here, possibly the press corps will put collectively a bit of music and dance.

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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 not possible for her to vote to convict. Three of 5 alternates stay. Later as we speak Steven Burd, the previous C.E.O. of Safeway, will testify.

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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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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Griffith

Attention-grabbing type of questioning asking the witness “You don’t recall these occasions while you lied and many times?” “…No sir?”

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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 information.

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Erin Griffith

Wade continues to drive on the level that Dr. Rosendorff left Theranos for more cash and the rationale 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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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Griffith

Dr. Rosendorff was additionally different jobs earlier than Theranos ever launched. Protection: “You primarily had a foot out the door the entire time?” “Every so often I’d have a look at what different jobs have been accessible.”

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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 towards Theranos, to alert the federal government of wrongdoing (and get a p.c of the cash recovered).

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Erin Griffith

Protection counsel Wade reads from a deposition by which Rosendorff seems to contradict his testimony in regards to the frequency of issues at Theranos labs. “Issues come up in labs — each lab in America, in all probability each lab on the planet — will not be going to good, right?” “Sure”

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Erin Griffith

Binder hijinks. Whereas flipping by way 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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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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Erin Griffith

Rosendorff takes off his glasses and rubs his eyes as Wade cycles by way of varied types displaying his signoff on assay validation from 2013.

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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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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 varied emails.

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Erin Griffith

Choose Davila responds with a light-weight dig towards 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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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 could need to redact and protection says they need to be there, to which the choose responds that that will be unnecessarily intimidating. Protection disagrees.

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Erin Griffith

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

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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 corporations that Dr. Rosendorff labored for after Theranos.

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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

7/19/14 electronic 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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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 have been escalated to him, they have been often critical points.

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

Now onto one thing referred to 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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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

Taking a look at 6/3/14 electronic 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 data 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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Erin Woo

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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Erin Woo

5/30/14: electronic 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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Erin Woo

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 varied emails and reveals.

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Erin Woo

Wade had Rosendorff verify that he testified Holmes was much less involved than he was in regards to the HCG points. Then, he confirmed a 4:45 p.m. electronic 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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Erin Woo

We’re again from break and switching gears to speak about HCG, the being pregnant take a look at.

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

Wade can be making an attempt to indicate that Theranos DID take Rosendorff’s considerations critically. On 10/9/14, Balwani emailed Rosendorff, organising a gathering to debate his considerations. Balwani tried to set it up for the following day, however Rosendorff requested for it to be delayed.

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Erin Woo

In as we speak’s cross-examination, Wade appears to be making an attempt to poke holes in Rosendorff’s credibility — stating occasions when he was gradual to reply to 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 occurring to make Rosendorff gradual to reply. Rosendorff: “I used to be changing into pissed off at my lack of ability 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 electronic mail from a physician saying he’s ready for a callback from Rosendorff. Wade makes the purpose that that is the second time per 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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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

There’s a ten/10/14 electronic mail from a customer support rep to Christian Holmes a couple of affected person who redid her labs at Stanford and received 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 electronic mail to Rosendorff! Every week had passed by, and he hadn’t returned the cellphone name in regards to the affected person.

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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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 up to now.)

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Erin Woo

There isn’t 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 mentioned that the entire “success milestones” have been achieved, and funds have been made, though Sung mentioned she didn’t have direct data of the cost.

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

Sung didn’t inform anybody that Celgene had comprehensively validated Theranos’s know-how.

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Erin Woo

4/2/12 electronic 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 mentioned. 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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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

We’re 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 mentioned.

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Erin Woo

Theranos entire blood information confirmed extra fluctuations, which Sung mentioned was undesirable.

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Erin Woo

Theranos additionally had increased variability. Authorities requested if that was good or unhealthy. Sung chuckled and replied: “Dangerous.”

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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 reasonably than serum, which Sung mentioned was “very good.”

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Erin Woo

7/20/10 electronic mail from Sung to Holmes saying they weren’t capable of validate Theranos’s exams. The outcomes have been “shut” in some circumstances however not adequate.

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

Now a doc from the American Proficiency Institute that offers “Acceptable” scores to the entire proficiency exams.

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

After his 2016 testimony (within the binders!), Rosendorff says he nonetheless doesn’t keep in mind telling the federal government that. “I assume the file is right,” he says.

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Erin Woo

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 various evaluation proficiency to measure accuracy. Rosendorff says no.

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Erin Woo

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 (business exams), however not for Theranos exams

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Erin Woo

Taking a look at a top 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 have been.

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Erin Woo

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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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

Rosendorff testifies that he by no means informed the CLIA crew to cease utilizing the Edison take a look at altogether, however did on some particular exams.

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Erin Woo

Wade is now noting that Rosendorff was among the many highest-paid workers 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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Erin Woo

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 largest snort of the trial up to now.

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Erin Woo

Wade is making a degree he’s made earlier than, that high quality management samples aren’t affected person samples — noting that “nothing unhealthy occurs” to sufferers if a QC take a look at fails.

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

Balwani’s response: “I spoke with the groups as we speak 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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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

Notable frustration from Rosendorff after he tries to make a degree 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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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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 have been upset that there have been deficiencies and {that a} clear report would have been “supreme.”

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Erin Woo

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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Erin Woo

We’re wanting once more on the electronic mail from Elizabeth Holmes about strolling the auditors by way of the lab. We’re now seeing the response: “All the bulletin boards from the foyer to HR have been lined with paper so the inspector couldn’t view any of the drawings or gadgets on the boards.”

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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 out on every assay earlier than it could go into validation.

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

Within the electronic mail, Balwani writes, “We really feel assured we are able to 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 that they had not beforehand been dwell.

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Erin Woo

Discovered it! We are actually an 11/7/13 electronic 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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Erin Woo

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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Erin Woo

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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Erin Woo

We are actually on to the business launch. In an electronic mail that we noticed in direct, Rose Edmonds (a growth scientist) says that not one of the assays are fully through validation testing. Rosendorff had testified that is vital as a result of they have been only a week from launch.

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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 applicable for senior administration to have discussions a couple of subordinate?” Wade asks. Rosendorff appears confused.

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

Wade is asking about Holmes’s schooling. Famously, she dropped out of Stanford. “Primarily based 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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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

Wade: “Did you ever use a take a look at 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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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

Two themes of cross up to now: 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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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

Wade is now holding up a stack of papers (possibly 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 everything of this doc? It’s what number of pages? 122?” It’s admitted.

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Erin Woo

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 mentioned sure.

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

We’re now into questioning in regards to 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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Erin Woo

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

Rosendorff says no.

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Erin Woo

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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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

In the end, Rosendorff mentioned, he left after “limitless conferences and conversations, very cautious research of medical literature, late nights … nice efforts on my half to enhance the standard of testing at Theranos.”

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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’ll 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 supplied a handshake, and he declined. Balwani gave him exit paperwork to signal. Balwani mentioned he can be ready to maintain him on, however Rosendorff mentioned it wasn’t well worth the danger to his repute.

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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 supply 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 electronic mail to Rosendorff asking for a redraw. Rosendorff forwarded this to Holmes/Balwani, and Balwani mentioned 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 whilst Rosendorff raises considerations about essential issues within the lab.

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We’re now 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 another worker by no means to do something you’re not fully 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 very fact you’ve by no means emailed me on any considerations you allude to there earlier than however now electronic mail this, you already know from each dialog we’ve ever had collectively …”

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Now Nov. 14 emails from Rosendorff. “I really feel actually uncomfortable with what is occurring proper now on this firm. Is there any method you may 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 important. “My first responsibility is to not Theranos, however to the affected person as per my Hippocratic oath “primum non nocere.” “I by no means mentioned I wouldn’t speak to the MD.”

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

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Nov. electronic mail from Rosendorff in regards to the affected person name to Christian: “In the event you’re asking me to defend these values then the reply isn’t any.” He was refusing to defend the accuracy of the consequence, 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 electronic mail from a medical assistant involved that HDL and LDL (ldl cholesterol) readings are usually not including up. That raises considerations in regards to the accuracy of the take a look at, Rosendorff testifies.

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In a follow-up electronic mail from Holmes: “Kerry please delineate this primarily based on what we did with the NY inspector not too long ago and ship that out.” Nobody was allowed to enter or exit the Normandy lab throughout the go to, Rosendorff mentioned. These instructions got here from Balwani.

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1/26/13 electronic mail from Holmes in regards to 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 electronic mail to Elizabeth and Daniel, Christian wrote that Rosendorff already permitted 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 an electronic 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 supply … and my responsibility as a doctor” to precisely report outcomes when speaking with medical doctors, Rosendorff says.

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In an electronic mail chain in regards to the proficiency testing samples, Balwani wrote that Theranos’s validation has been “wonderful previously” and that “it’s these PT samples which might be 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 received a doctor grievance, each time our QC would fail, each time we had a spate of anomalous outcomes, it raised nice considerations to me in regards to the accuracy of the testing course of.”

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We’re an electronic 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 consequently. “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 one more 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 varied exams, incl. the potassium, chloride and sodium exams. In a ten/27/14 electronic mail, he wrote: “I’m not positive of the scientific worth of a sodium assay, by which the one time we are able to report it’s when it’s not crucial”

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We’re now entering into Rosendorff’s determination to depart. 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 searching for one other job in mid-2013, shortly after becoming a member of Theranos.

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Immediately’s theme appears to be a) Rosendorff was involved about defective exams, b) Rosendorff beneficial the corporate cease utilizing these exams and c) Holmes/Balwani have been conscious however declined to vary 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 gadgets, however obtained pushback from Balwani, Holmes and Theranos VP Daniel Younger.

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Erin Woo

We’ve now seen two electronic 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 critical 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 take a look at outcomes have been “way more frequent,” and he “felt pressured to defend the corporate’s outcomes to physicians,” he mentioned.

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Theranos gadgets failed so incessantly that it raised questions in regards to 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 can 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 regular composed self, he mentioned: She was trembling, knee was shaking, she was very upset.

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In an electronic mail to Holmes, Rosendorff wrote that “A couple of extra weeks to kind by way of these medical and logistical points, and getting the correct stage of coaching and staffing would assist us tremendously.”nd staffing would assist us tremendously.”

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An electronic mail from Rose Edmonds from 9 days earlier than the launch says “none of our assays are fully by way of validation together with scientific pattern testing with fingerstick.” Beneath CLIA regulation, the exams have to be validated correctly earlier than they can be utilized for affected person care.

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Main as much as Sept 2013 business launch, there was “loads of nervousness” in regards to the appropriateness of utilizing modified exams for affected person care. The overall temper of the corporate was “very optimistic,” however some have been questioning why Theranos wasn’t utilizing its personal gadgets.

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The downstairs Theranos lab, which contained the Theranos Edison gadgets, was referred to as Normandy, Rosendorff mentioned. In line with Rosendorff, Balwani referred to as the upstairs lab with standard gadgets Jurassic Park: Balwani “believed the standard gadgets have 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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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Griffith

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 “right.” I suppose that is how they need to current this proof however it’s actually actually weird.

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On redirect: Why did Mattis initially help Holmes after the WSJ expose after which change his thoughts? There have been too many surprises, he mentioned. “We have been unable to assist her on the elemental 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 fact,” 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 know-how and be a board director.

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Erin Griffith

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 a degree once I didn’t know what to consider about Theranos anymore.”

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

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Ominous. After Theranos discovered a couple of 2015 WSJ article by John Carreyrou that uncovered issues with Theranos’s know-how, 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 keep in mind it.

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

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

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Assistant U.S. lawyer John Bostic pulls up Fortune’s 2014 cowl story about Theranos. Mattis spoke to the reporter, Roger Parloff, and mentioned Holmes gave him steerage on what he might and couldn’t say.

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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Griffith

Theranos received loads of mileage out of a 2013 WSJ article! We see an electronic 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 way of this board presentation, which has a slide claiming Theranos’s tech had been validated by 10 of the 15 largest pharmaceutical corporations, alongside logos of FDA & WHO and a quote from Johns Hopkins.

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What have been your sources for details about the corporate? Mattis: “Ms. Holmes.” “Was she the first supply?” “The only real supply.”

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Erin Griffith

Mattis additionally invested $85k into Theranos, which he mentioned 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 particular person.” She mentioned she wished his mgmt. and organizational expertise.

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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Griffith

Mattis testified that Holmes was “very aggressive” at wanting the army pilot program to get going. “She was very assured that if we received 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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Erin Griffith

oy, one other electronic mail the place Mattis calls Holmes “younger Elizabeth.”

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Holmes was the one telling him in regards to the Theranos gadget’s capabilities, he mentioned. “I used to be frankly amazed at what was attainable.” However he added: “That didn’t take the place of getting the gadget show itself.”

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Erin Griffith

Mattis testified the dimensions of the Theranos gadget and its promised capabilities made it so enticing to potential army use. Accuracy and reliability have been crucial given the casualties, he mentioned. “The stakes are very excessive.”

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Erin Griffith

In a single electronic mail, Mattis informed Holmes he needs to discover a pilot undertaking to check Theranos machines alongside the military’s current programs to match. 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. normal 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, “thanks to your be aware, younger Elizabeth, and I want you each success.”

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Erin Griffith

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 received emotional discussing her expertise discovering out by way of Theranos exams that, after three miscarriages, her fourth being pregnant was not viable. The completely satisfied ending is that it was. She had a child. Adjourned!

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Erin Griffith

Protection wraps up by stating that Zachman’s apply had many many take a look at outcomes from Theranos past Ms. Gould that appeared to be high-quality. Choose Davila is raring to maintain going, despite the fact that we’re over on time as we speak. Brittany Gould takes the stand.

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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Griffith

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 throughout the context of a viable being pregnant or a lack of one.

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Erin Griffith

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

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

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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 one in all her apply’s workplaces, which Zachman mentioned was “very thrilling.”

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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Griffith

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

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Extra unhealthy boss/good boss content material: We see an electronic mail Gangakhedkar despatched to Balwani defending how arduous her crew was working + an electronic mail she despatched to her crew praising their lengthy hours. She then resigned from Theranos and Holmes tried to get her to remain, providing day without work.

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

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We’re nonetheless doing cross-examination of Gangakhedkar.

Wade exhibits an electronic mail from the previous Theranos president, Ramesh Balwani (who goes by Sunny), chastising the lab employees for not working as arduous as his software program crew, portray him because the one pushing unrealistically for overwork.

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Erin Griffith

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

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

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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 typically it’s a must to fail earlier than you possibly can succeed proper?”
“Sure.”

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Erin Griffith

We see an electronic 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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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 stating issues additionally signed off on all of it.

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Erin Griffith

To this point it’s principally a name and response, the place Wade describes work of Gangakhedkar + Theranos’s lab, and Gangakhedkar replies “sure.” “Have been you pleased with that work?” “Sure.” “And others on the firm have been completely satisfied about that work as nicely?” “I believe so.”

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Erin Griffith

Again within the San Jose courtroom as we speak 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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Erin Woo

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

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Erin Woo

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

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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 used to be anxious that I’d be blamed,” she testified.

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

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

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

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The federal government is now asking questions on a doc that claims, amongst different issues, that Theranos’s gadgets “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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Cheung mentioned they have been continually having to recalibrate the machines, which made outcomes take 2-3 days reasonably than the couple hours promised. “We had folks sleeping within the automotive as a result of it was taking too lengthy,” she mentioned.

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Cheung simply mentioned she “turned involved a couple of month in” with the vitamin D samples, in November of 2013. She was involved in regards to the efficiency of the exams and that they have been getting used on affected person samples.

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Protection is finished with cross-examination, after displaying Cheung Theranos coverage paperwork she mentioned 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 loads of questions on high quality management checks that occurred on the Theranos gadgets. “There’s a recognition that some errors would occur and this was the coverage on how you can cope with these errors,” he mentioned.

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Erin Woo

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

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

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Erin Woo

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

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That’s it for as we speak.🩸💉⚖️

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Erin Griffith

To this point the theme of the cross-exam of Cheung appears to be utilizing excruciatingly arcane particulars in regards to the processes and procedures of the Theranos lab to indicate that its work was very difficult, involving plenty of sensible, pedigreed folks.

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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Griffith

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

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Erin Griffith

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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Erin Griffith

At this level we’ve heard legal professionals and witnesses pronounce “Theranos” tons of of occasions, 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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Erin Griffith

I ought to be aware the girl who clapped and yelled “you’re mother!” at Holmes yesterday instantly stormed out of the courtroom after Choose Davila warned everybody that yelling stuff like that in entrance of any jurors might trigger a mistrial. I don’t see her right here as we speak!

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Erin Griffith

Elizabeth Holmes’s entourage is down to simply her mother as we speak.

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