The Company

Leading the way in precision prescribing

GenXys provides the world’s most comprehensive precision prescribing software to solve healthcare’s most pressing challenges. Our precision prescribing software and pharmacogenetic solutions prevent adverse drug reactions, a leading cause of death in developed countries, and personalize drug selection to increase drug efficacy. Powering every prescription with our software improves medication safety, increases drug efficacy and reduces healthcare costs.

Our Team

Mark Gelfer – MD

Dr. Mark Gelfer has more than 20 years of experience on company creation as founder – CMO (VSM MedTech) and product development and commercialization (BpTRU). He is a family physician with a keen interest in innovation of clinical practices and over 30 years of medical experience. His practice is focused on preventive medicine.

Karl Pringle 
Chief Executive Officer

Karl has an international background in healthcare at two multinational pharmaceutical companies and over 15 successful years of launching early-stage software companies and transforming their solutions into ‘best in class’ across diverse industries in the US and globally.

Martin Dawes – MB.BS, MD, FRCGP
Chief Scientific Officer, Co-Founder

Dr. Martin Dawes is a world expert in primary care who combines research and clinical practice with over 30 years of experience. Following the completion of his PhD, he helped develop a Masters program in Evidence Based Health Care. He has directed the UK Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford and was the head of family practice at McGill University and the University of British Columbia.

Diana Dawes – MSc, MCSP
Chief Operating Officer

Diana Dawes was one of the leading visionaries behind the establishment of GenXys. She has an MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care from Oxford and is a clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia. Diana is a successful epidemiologist running clinical trials and synthesizing the best evidence. She helps devise and develop the algorithms that drive TreatGx.

David McColgan
Information Technology Director

David has been designing and building IT systems for over 15 years in both the public and private sectors with a focus on health care. His career started in the NHS, working on clinical audit and decision support systems for diabetes, HIV, cardiac care and other specialities. In Canada, he has worked on systems for the PHSA, CRNBC and BBCSA.

Hagit Katzov-Eckert – PhD
Senior Scientist

Dr. Hagit Katzov-Eckert received her PhD in genomics from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and continued her training in pharmacogenetics as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia. Hagit has vast experience in evidence-based methods and genetic testing working in academic and hospital research institutions.

Adriana Suarez-Gonzalez – MSc, PhD
Market Insights Manager

Adriana is passionate about genomics and a supporter of inclusive workplaces. With 10 years of experience in genomics, she facilitates the commercialization of groundbreaking research using marketing and market research tools. Adriana served on the SCWIST B of D, led the creation of the 1st genomics hackathon in Canada and co-founded an outreach program.

Andrea Paterson – BScPharm, RPh
Team Lead & Pharmacogenetic Algorithm Developer

Andrea is a practicing clinical pharmacist at an interdisciplinary primary care clinic in Vancouver. She completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy and post-graduate Community Pharmacy Residency at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and has specialized training in palliative care and chronic pain management. She also lectures in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine – Midwifery Program at UBC.

Lior Shmuel – BSc, MBA, MScB
Senior Software Developer

Lior has an undergraduate degree in computer science and psychology, an MBA degree and an MScB degree from UBC. He has worked as a software developer for more than a decade.

Marysol Garcia-Patino MSc, PhD
Laboratory Manager – Genetics Lab

Marysol is an enthusiastic advocate for better healthcare and well-being. She received a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of British Columbia, and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the same institution. Marysol has specialized in health areas such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes and has a strong background in biotechnology.

Martin Aloise – MSc
Research Assistant – Genetics Lab

Martin is a molecular biologist working on the genetic testing and evidence-gathering involved in TreatGxplus. Previously, Martin conducted research on the structure and function of nonribosomal peptide synthetases as part of the Schmeing lab at McGill University. He holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science, both from McGill.

Paul Stanley – BSc, BMBS
Pharmacogenetic Algorithm Developer

Paul is an international medical graduate from the University of Limerick with clinical and research experience in Ireland and Canada.

Peter Lin – RPh, MDS
Pharmacogenetic Algorithm Developer

Peter is a pharmacist and a data scientist with an interest in AI/machine learning. He holds a Master of Data Science and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from UBC.

Our Advisors

Joe Biegel – BS & MS

Joe brings more than 20 years of executive leadership transforming business problems into market-leading solutions and building strategic, product, and market plans for profitable growth.

Karen Boodram – MBA

Karen has over 25 years of experience in senior roles for both the pharmaceutical industry and capital markets, focusing on commercializing new and innovative health technologies.

Sean Lumb – PhD

Sean has been supporting ventures from ideation to financing and company building for more than 15 years, primarily in the pharmaceutical, chemical and biotech industries.

Jillian Reardon – BScPharm, ACPR, PharmD, RPh

Dr. Reardon is a lecturer and pharmacist with the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. She has an active primary care practice through the UBC Pharmacists Clinic with research interests in the areas of innovative pharmacy practice and clinical teaching.

Penny Miller

Senior Instructor and Director, Community Pharmacy Residency, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia.

Our Working Partners

THE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY SUPERCLUSTER has partnered with GenXys to solve some of the most pressing health challenges facing Canada and the world today.

LIFELABS has partnered with GenXys to offer pharmacogenetic testing in Canada.

University of British Columbia

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA has licensed the technology


TELUS servers in Canada host our system in a secure environment

Our Supporters