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Founded in 2009, Celmatix is a personalized medicine company focused on fertility and women’s health. Our technology-enabled products empower people, through better data, to dramatically improve their chances of conceiving.

Press

Celmatix is leading the revolution in personalizing reproductive medicine. Read more in the stories below on our press page.
Fortune Magazine
“This Entrepreneur Is Using Big Data to Help More Women Get Pregnant”
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tech crunch
23andMe and Women’s Health Startup Celmatix Combine Forces To Research Genes Affecting Infertility
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bloomberg

How Celmatix Uses Big Data to Treat Infertility

Celmatix CEO Piraye Yurttas Beim discusses how big data is used to treat infertility with Emily Chang on Bloomberg West.
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Meet the team

Team Celmatix is headquartered in the heart of New York City’s Financial District. Learn more about our growing team working towards advancing personalized medicine and women’s health.

Team Celmatix

Celmatix’s team includes a diverse group of world-class professionals and scientists, including those with backgrounds in bioinformatics, statistics, and data science

Research

Powering fundamental research discoveries and then rapidly translating those breakthroughs to significantly impact patient outcomes

Engineering

Supporting and expanding our world-class digital platform and powering digital tools that transform the patient and physician experience

Clinical Laboratory

Celmatix’s Brooklyn-based clinical sequencing laboratory powers the company’s genetic screening panels

Product & Marketing

Building world class human-centered digital products, with an emphasis on design and user experience

Data Science

Leveraging large clinical and genetic datasets to make a meaningful impact on women’s health

Commercial

Working with top fertility clinics across the country to integrate our best-in-class digital platform

Operations

Supporting the entire organization's clinical, legal, and financial infrastructure
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Research
Groundbreaking genomic discoveries
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Engineering
Digital platform development
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Clinical Laboratory
Overseeing the genetic testing facility
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Product & Marketing
Design & positioning of product suite
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Data Science
Providing insights into clinical data
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Commercial
Driving strategic business development
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Operations
Supporting clinical, legal, & financial infrastructure

Leadership team

Piraye Yurttas Beim, PhD

Founder & CEO

Regarded as an expert in reproductive medicine and biology, Dr. Beim’s postdoctoral embryology research at the University of Cambridge (UK) and doctoral work at Cornell (Weill, NYC) on the molecular genetics of mammalian fertility took a very personal turn when she began to notice many of the successful and career-minded women in her network begin to voice strong concerns about their biological clocks. That is when it dawned on her: What if women could understand their own fertility based on data and biology rather than age alone? How would that change how women made life-defining decisions? In that moment, Celmatix was born. Dr. Beim has also been widely recognized as an emerging business leader. She was recently named a member of the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovator Fellowship, a NYC Venture Fellow by the NYCEDC, to Crain’s 40 Under 40 and a Top Female Founder of 2015 by TechCrunch. She lives in New York City with her husband and sons.

James Leslie

CFO & COO

Prior to his work at Celmatix, James was CFO of TitleVest, a tech-enabled company operating in the real estate space, where he oversaw all financial functions while also providing strategic and operational direction during a period where the company tripled in size and expanded across the US. Formerly, James was as an investment banker with The Blackstone Group, a global investment and advisory firm, where he advised institutional clients on numerous multi-billion dollar transactions, offering guidance on financial planning and budgeting, cash flow forecasting, strategic and operational planning, and capital structure considerations. He earned an undergraduate degree from Vassar College and an MBA from Columbia Business School. In his spare time, James races J/24 sailboats and runs the occasional 10k.

Angie Lee

Chief Product Officer

Angie is the Chief Product Officer at Celmatix, where she oversees product, engineering, and brand. She brings over 15 years of consumer product and brand strategy experience. Most recently she was the head of marketing and communications at General Assembly, where she oversaw the company’s global expansion into five new markets and the launch of their first digital subscription service, while doubling the number of active users. Previously, Angie advised clients on new product launches at IDEO, oversaw the launch of more than 100 New York Times bestsellers at HarperCollins Publishers, and managed more than $10MM of marketing campaigns for Glaxo SmithKline, Starbucks, and Target for News Corporation. Angie also advises a select roster of companies on new product and launch strategies. Past clients include Canary, Safari Books, and Purpose. Angie has an MBA from NYU and is a graduate of the University of Texas's Business Honors Program. Angie currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and kids.

Mark Adams, PhD

Chief Information Officer

Dr. Adams has been working in bioinformatics and data analytics for more than 20 years, including work in computational biology, biomedicine, intelligence, finance, and biotechnology. Prior to joining Celmatix, he was the Chief Information Officer for the biotechnology company Good Start Genomics. His previous experience includes Bridgewater Associates, Ltd., where he developed unique data warehousing and machine learning approaches to support the world’s largest hedge fund and Booz Allen Hamilton, where as a principal he developed a leading biomedical informatics consulting practice with a primary focus on informatics strategy for clients in the commercial, government, and non-profit markets. Dr. Adams holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and a PhD. from Baylor College of Medicine. He currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and two daughters.

Advisory board

Laura Towart Bandak, MSc
Founder and director
Steve Winick
Director
Gurinder Singh “Mickey” Atwal, PhD
Scientific advisory board
Amber R. Cooper, MD, MSCI
Scientific advisory board
Alan Copperman, MD
Scientific advisory board
Michael Elashoff, PhD
Scientific advisory board
Aaron B. Caughey MD, PhD
Scientific advisory board
James Hicks, PhD
Scientific advisory board
Dolores J. Lamb, PhD, HCLD
Scientific advisory board
Georgia Witkin, PhD
Scientific advisory board
Ardy Arianpour
Corporate advisory board
Christina Carlisle Jones
Corporate advisory board
Cory Onderejka
Corporate advisory board
Halle Tecco
Corporate advisory board
Greg Yap
Corporate advisory board

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