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Walter H. Koch, Ph.D.

Retired VP, Head of Global Research Roche Molecular Diagnostics

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Walter’s career in Healthcare included 22 years at Roche Molecular Systems where he led Global Research from 2005 until April, 2020.  He was responsible for all research and early development activities, including biomarker discovery and validation, development of new molecular diagnostic technologies, and expanding the use of real time and digital PCR for clinical applications in the areas of infectious diseases, genetics, Oncology companion diagnostics, and liquid biopsy cancer tests.

He previously held several Research and Review positions over 11 years at the US FDA, including Acting Lab Chief of Immunochemistry in CBER’s Division of Transfusion Transmitted Disease, following a post-doctoral Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University.