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Casimir (Casey) Eitner

Board Member

Mr. Eitner’s professional experience has involved nearly 50 years leading and managing biotechnology businesses, developing effective business strategies and structuring successful collaborations and business relationships. He was involved in a range of marketing, business and strategy development, general management and CEO roles in large global and early-stage companies commercializing biotechnology-based innovations. Among those, he led the commercialization of the first test that detected viral DNA – for papillomavirus in cervical cancer screening, the first products that employed monoclonal antibodies for cancer detection, and products and services for drug and vaccine research and production.

He is retired, living in Castleton VA overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, with his wife Patricia Underwood, an exhibiting contemporary visual artist.  Mr. Eitner is currently a founder, board member and contributing writer of New Rural Virginia, a 501(c)4 political advocacy organization that advances policies to improve prosperity in rural Virginia.  He is also actively researching the historical background of his family’s experiences in the ethnic cleansing of Eastern Poland in 1939-40 to Russian labor camps, and subsequent escape through Iran to Tanganyika British East Africa (present day Tanzania) where he was born. 

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