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Sense appoints Michael Jones as Chief Financial Officer

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30 March 2022

Oxford-based global molecular diagnostics innovator Sense Biodetection has announced the appointment of Michael Jones as chief financial officer.

Michael joins Sense with over 25 years of finance experience across several industries, including medical devices, software, global manufacturing, internet, and telecommunications.

The appointment coincides with the Company’s initial commercialisation of the Veros rapid, instrument-free molecular platform.

The CE marked Veros Covid-19 test, the first on the platform, provides healthcare professionals with lab-quality, point of care molecular results in about 15 minutes without an auxiliary machine or reader.

“Michael’s extensive financial and transactional experience across a number of industries, including healthcare and technology, will be a huge asset to Sense as we enter the commercialisation phase of our corporate development," said Timothy I. Still, President and Chief Executive Officer.

"I’m excited to welcome Michael to Sense and look forward to his contribution to our future growth."

Most recently Michael held the position of Vice President of Finance at Cytek Biosciences, where he led the company through a successful IPO in July of 2021.

Prior to that at Varian Medical Systems, he was Senior Vice president, Financial Planning, and Analysis (FP&A) and before that, the divisional Chief Financial Officer of the Oncology Business Unit, a $3 billion subsidiary.

In previous roles, Michael was Corporate Controller at Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, where he led their IPO process; Controller for the Americas at Yahoo and held several senior finance and controllership positions at Nortel Networks.

He holds an MBA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a degree in accounting from Tulane University, and is a licensed CPA (inactive) in the state of California.

“The launch of its first product is a major milestone for Sense and I look forward to providing financial stewardship and supporting the team in its mission of redefining instrument free molecular diagnostic technologies,” said Michael.


Peter Davison is deputy editor of The Business Magazine. He has spent his life in journalism – doing work experience in newsrooms in and around Bristol while still at school, and landing his first job on a local newspaper aged 19. By 28 he was the youngest newspaper editor in the country.

An early advocate of online news, he spent the first years of the 2000s telling his bosses that the internet posed both the biggest opportunity and greatest threat to the newspaper industry and the art of journalism. He was right on both counts.

Since 2006 he has enjoyed a career as a freelance journalist. He lives in rural Wiltshire with one wife, two children, and three cats.

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