Shopper costs are nonetheless rising quick, and an issue for Washington and Wall Avenue.

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

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

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4 hours in the past

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

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

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

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Simply e mail after e 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 tough.”

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

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

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

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7 hours in the past

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

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7 hours in the past

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🩸 In court docket once more for U.S. vs. Holmes.

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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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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 model was heat, it was pleasant. It wasn’t dictatorial.”

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6 days in the past

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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 data, clearly when it comes to supply. She was all the time decisive.” “Each time she was speaking she owned the room.”

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

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

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

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

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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 desirous about assembly Theranos, notably the founder.” “It was a captivating idea.”

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Protection counsel Wade is nearly giddy to argue that prosecution requested Dr. Rosendorff to check points at Theranos to different labs he labored at. Protection must be allowed to carry 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 truly improve the harm you’re in search of to keep away from however, hey, it’s your case.”

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6 days in the past

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

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

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The juror stated she doesn’t imagine 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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I’m beginning to really feel like an Oompa Loompa watching the jurors drop out from the sidelines right here, perhaps the press corps will put collectively slightly tune and dance.

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

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7 days in the past

Erin Griffith

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

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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 calmly” to keep away from legal responsibility or impeding his future profession.

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Fascinating model of questioning asking the witness “You don’t recall these instances whenever you lied and repeatedly?” “…No sir?”

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

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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 begin his new job sooner.

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

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

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

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Dr. Rosendorff was additionally different jobs earlier than Theranos ever launched. Protection: “You basically had a foot out the door the entire time?” “Occasionally I might have a look at what different jobs have been out there.”

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

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Protection counsel Wade reads from a deposition through 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, most likely each lab on the planet — shouldn’t be going to excellent, right?” “Sure”

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Binder hijinks. Whereas flipping via all the assorted 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 all places.”

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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 supplied either side recordings of his on-record interviews with Holmes and Balwani.

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Rosendorff takes off his glasses and rubs his eyes as Wade cycles via numerous kinds exhibiting his signoff on assay validation from 2013.

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

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

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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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Choose Davila stated a journalist contacted a health care provider who contacted the court docket clerk to level out that one of many protection’s reveals included a affected person’s actual title, which is a HIPAA violation.

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Holmes is right here in fact 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 focus on issues at firms that Dr. Rosendorff labored for after Theranos.

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7 days in the past

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🩸 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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With that, we’re breaking for the weekend. Court docket will resume on Tuesday.

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The federal government asks how lengthy Wade goes to take with cross-examination, provided 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 sometimes get data on what witnesses are coming subsequent.)

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

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

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

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

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Now onto one thing known as the “six tip coverage,” the place there are six outcomes from one pattern. Two outcomes might 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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6/4/14 e mail from Younger, saying that they’re holding the outcomes of a examine after talking with Rosendorff — presumably supporting Wade’s line that Rosendorff is now within the loop.

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

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

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Taking a look at 6/3/14 e mail from Balwani to Younger: “Adam got here by my workplace EXTREMELY pissed off that as a lab director he’s not being stored 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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Wade asks if Rosendorff stands by his testimony that he didn’t meet with Holmes about HCG on this time interval. Rosendorff says sure.

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

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

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

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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. e mail forwarded from Balwani to Holmes about HCG points. Holmes responded six minutes later, asking, “How did that occur?” Wade then strikes on.

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

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

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

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Wade can also be making an attempt to indicate that Theranos DID take Rosendorff’s considerations significantly. 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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In right this moment’s cross-examination, Wade appears to be making an attempt to poke holes in Rosendorff’s credibility — mentioning instances when he was sluggish 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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Wade asks if something was occurring to make Rosendorff sluggish to reply. Rosendorff: “I used to be turning 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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We’re now seeing one other e mail from a health care provider saying he’s ready for a callback from Rosendorff. Wade makes the purpose that that is the second time every week had handed earlier than returning a health care provider’s name. Rosendorff says he had already spoken with him and didn’t understand one other name was wanted.

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

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

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

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To date this morning, Wade’s cross has consisted of going via e mail chains discussing proficiency testing, seemingly to determine that Theranos did have a rigorous proficiency testing protocol in place.

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

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Court docket 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 to date.)

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There isn’t any redirect, and Sung has been dismissed. Court docket is on recess till Friday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Taking a look at a high quality programs presentation for 2014 from Langly Gee, Theranos’s high quality management supervisor. Wade is exhibiting 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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Wade is constant on this line of questioning, noting that Rosendorff testified about considerations in June 2014 however signed validation experiences in Aug. and Sept. 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

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Rosendorff says he had considerations about QC. Wade says he was paid to have considerations. “That’s why you receives a commission the large bucks.” Rosendorff replies: “Not as massive bucks as you receives a commission.” Cue the largest snicker of the trial thus far.

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

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

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

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

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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 after I was asking for any points for months?” Rosendorff: “My apologies for the late suggestions concerning our readiness …”

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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 occurring right here.”

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

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

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

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We’re wanting once more on the e mail from Elizabeth Holmes about strolling the auditors via the lab. We’re now seeing the response: “The entire 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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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 via a doc itemizing preparations for the audit as he tries to determine that Rosendorff had duty right here.

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

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

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

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

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Wade is holding up a replica 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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Rosendorff learn Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography and appreciated 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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We’re again from break! And we’ve taken an enormous step again in time — now wanting on the resume Rosendorff despatched Theranos when he utilized in 2013.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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We at the moment are on to the industrial launch. In an e mail that we noticed in direct, Rose Edmonds (a improvement scientist) says that not one of the assays are utterly 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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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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We at the moment are … 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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Rosendorff additionally served as Theranos’s scientific marketing consultant. Holmes wouldn’t qualify for this both.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rosendorff says no.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gov’t making an attempt to make the purpose that Holmes/Balwani are actively courting investments 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 don’t seem to be investing in our firm, they’re investing in our future.”

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

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Holmes’s response (pt. 1): “How unhappy and disappointing to see this from you. Outdoors of the very fact you’ve by no means emailed me on any considerations you allude to there earlier than however now e 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 means 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 stated I wouldn’t speak to the MD.”

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

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

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

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Taking a look at an e mail from a medical assistant involved that HDL and LDL (ldl cholesterol) readings are usually not including up. That raises considerations in regards to the accuracy of the check, Rosendorff testifies.

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In a follow-up e mail from Holmes: “Kerry please delineate this based mostly 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 through the go to, Rosendorff stated. These instructions got here from Balwani.

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1/26/13 e 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 e mail to Elizabeth and Daniel, Christian wrote that Rosendorff already authorized the redraw. “Want to debate messaging for my name with this doc, with regard to motive for the redraw,” Christian wrote.

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

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Now onto discussing transparency. “I felt a battle between the messaging that the corporate needed 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 e mail chain in regards to the proficiency testing samples, Balwani wrote that Theranos’s validation has been “glorious previously” and that “it’s these PT samples which can 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 individuals together with Holmes, Theranos’s president, Ramesh Balwani, and the VP Daniel Younger. He felt like they gave “lip service” to this problem, and there was no progress made earlier than he left in November.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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In the present day’s theme appears to be a) Rosendorff was involved about defective exams, b) Rosendorff really helpful 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 units, however acquired pushback from Balwani, Holmes and Theranos VP Daniel Younger.

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

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Rosendorff is testifying about points with the hCG exams, which detect being pregnant. In June 2014, Christian Holmes wrote to Elizabeth: “Simply fyi-hCG proper now inflicting some 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 check outcomes have been “rather more frequent,” and he “felt pressured to defend the corporate’s outcomes to physicians,” he stated.

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Theranos units failed so ceaselessly 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 could be recalibrated in the event that they failed. This was a frequent dialogue matter at Theranos, he testifies.

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

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In an e mail to Holmes, Rosendorff wrote that “A number of extra weeks to kind via these medical and logistical points, and getting the right degree of coaching and staffing would assist us tremendously.”nd staffing would assist us tremendously.”

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

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Main as much as Sept 2013 industrial launch, there was “plenty 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 units.

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The downstairs Theranos lab, which contained the Theranos Edison units, was known as Normandy, Rosendorff stated. In response to Rosendorff, Balwani known as the upstairs lab with standard units Jurassic Park: Balwani “believed the standard units 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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The federal government is looking former Theranos lab director Adam Rosendorff right this moment within the trial of Elizabeth Holmes. Per prosecutor John Bostic, this testimony is prone to take all day.

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Mattis is completed and now a prosecutor is studying textual content messages between Holmes and Balwani whereas a forensics man from PWC says “sure” and “right.” I assume 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 stated. “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 judge Theranos’s know-how and be a board director.

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Initially Mattis thought the issue was fixable — the corporate merely tousled its messaging and will come clear. Quickly after, he started to query whether or not or not the Edison machine labored. “There simply got here a degree after I didn’t know what to imagine 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 below one laboratory framework to a different. Mattis: “I used to be nonetheless confused.” At a minimal, “we had a popularity downside right here and an integrity downside.”

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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 bear in mind it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mattis, a U.S. common 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 on your notice, younger Elizabeth, and I want you each success.”

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

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

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Protection wraps up by mentioning that Zachman’s apply had many many check outcomes from Theranos past Ms. Gould that gave the impression to be high-quality. Choose Davila is raring to maintain going, regardless that we’re over on time right this moment. Brittany Gould takes the stand.

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Protection works to chip away on the testimony by implying that the Theranos check 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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Oh my, Theranos provided Zachman a “corrected” model of the outcomes which merely eliminated a decimal level however the she says numbers nonetheless wouldn’t have made sense throughout the context of a viable being pregnant or a lack of one.

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“This circumstance was very impactful to me because it stood out as such a crimson 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 check exhibiting she was pregnant, the 2 Theranos exams exhibiting a miscarriage, and a couple of extra Quest exams exhibiting 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 optimistic at-home being pregnant check “to determine 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 places of work, which Zachman stated was “very thrilling.”

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

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

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

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

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Protection beforehand confirmed that Holmes let Gangakhedkar go to India to see household, portray her as a sympathetic boss and Balwani because the aggressive one. “[Balwani’s] making an attempt to make you’re feeling responsible that you just weren’t working?” “Sure” “You have been pissed off by that?” “Sure.”

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We’re nonetheless doing cross-examination of Gangakhedkar.

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

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

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

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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 you must fail earlier than you possibly can succeed proper?”
“Sure.”

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

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

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To date 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 blissful about that work as properly?” “I believe so.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The federal government is now asking questions on a doc that claims, amongst different issues, that Theranos’s units “might 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 stated they have been always having to recalibrate the machines, which made outcomes take 2-3 days slightly than the couple hours promised. “We had individuals sleeping within the automobile as a result of it was taking too lengthy,” she stated.

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Cheung simply stated she “grew to become 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 completed with cross-examination, after exhibiting Cheung Theranos coverage paperwork she stated she’d by no means seen. The federal government is now asking questions once more for redirect.

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

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

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

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

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That’s it for right this moment.🩸💉⚖️

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To date 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 sophisticated, involving numerous sensible, pedigreed individuals.

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

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

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Erika Cheung is again on the stand.

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

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

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I ought to notice the girl who clapped and yelled “you’re a superb mother!” at Holmes yesterday abruptly stormed out of the courtroom after Choose Davila warned everybody that yelling stuff like that in entrance of any jurors may trigger a mistrial. I don’t see her right here right this moment!

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Elizabeth Holmes’s entourage is down to only her mother right this moment.

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