Mel Hernandez

Senior Director, Business Development

As Senior Director of Business Development, Mel Hernandez brings more than 15 years of sales and business development expertise in the life science industry.


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At ReadCoor, Mel oversees business development and strategic partnerships. Prior to joining the team at ReadCoor, Mel was a director of business development at WuXi NextCODE, a leader in disease-specific cohorts, AI solutions, and next-generation sequencing and analytic services.

While at WuXi NextCODE, Mel managed large scale pharma partnerships focused on disease-specific patient cohorts. Before his tenure at WuXi NextCODE, Mel was the first business development manager and first commercial presence at Swift Biosciences. At Swift, Mel focused on the business development efforts for the next generation library prep business increasing revenue year over year for three years. Prior to Swift, Mel began his corporate career at Applied Biosystems (Acquired by LifeTech and then acquired by ThermoFisher), starting as a field applications scientist, making his way to various sales roles, gradually increasing responsibility and ending at a business development role at ThermoFisher’s Ion Torrent division. Before Applied Biosystems, Mel started at the Channing labs at Harvard School of Public Health. Mel was responsible for managing the day to day activity at the high throughput sequencing and genotyping facility. Mel received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Syracuse University.