San Jose, Caliph. – Daniel Edlin, a former Teranos project manager who was friends with Elizabeth Holmes’ brother, told Homs to hide the company’s laboratory units for investors and other important visitors.
Edlin, who worked in Terenos from September 2011 to December 2016, attended Duke University, where he was friends with Christian Holmes, the younger brother of Teranos. He told judges at the Elizabeth Holmes Criminal Court that during the Teranos visit, visitors would show a display with the company’s MiniLab, a blood test technology.
Horus and Ramsh’s “Sunny” Balwani, the former president of Teranos, decided where his guests would go.
“I remember there were some areas of the laboratory that were hidden in the classroom before the visit,” said Edlin, who reported directly to Holmes. “most of the time [it was] In areas with Tyrannos equipment to ensure that no one on the tour can see them.
The Holmes trial began last month and prosecutors continued to call witnesses. The founder of Tyranos’ blood test, which once fell after $ 9 billion in 2015, has been charged with 12 counts of wire fraud and conspiracy.
Edlin told the judges that his work in the company was focused on supporting relationships with business partners such as Walgens. He left Teranos to study at a business school and said: “At the time, I did not believe he could stand behind the company’s claims about his skills.”
His demise came about a year after the Wall Street Journal exposed the company’s technology shortcomings and business failures in a series of articles.
“I no longer wanted to be in such an environment,” he said. Edlin added that it was not until 2016 that Minilb was not used on patients.
Edlin was one of the many friends of Duke Holmes’ brother who went to work for Teranos. He said in a group interview.
“We didn’t discuss many details at the time, but it seems we have a lot of potential,” said Edlin.
Edlin Holmes told the judges that he was “always in the office from morning till night” and that he was always in the office at the end of the week. He said it was time to meet Holmes every day.
His testimony continues Tuesday.
Holmes defense lawyer Lance Wade told the judge on Friday that the prosecutor was “deeply disturbed” by the interrogation of a number of witnesses, including former laboratory directors Sunil Dawan and Adam Rossendorf.
According to Wade, prosecutors ‘questions from former laboratory workers appear to indicate that Teranos’ staff is fraudulent.
Wade said: “There are some questions in our ears now that we feel there is a problem with fraud or data integrity. “There is no evidence of this,” he said.
“Obviously that line of questioning is very biased towards our customers,” Wade said.
Jeff Hennck, a U.S. attorney who is opening the case, said the questions to Dawa were intended to show the judges an estimate of what was going on in the lab.
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