Joan Koerber-Walker elected to the Board of Directors of RiboMed Biotechnologies, Inc.

CorePurpose founder and chairman, Joan Koerber-Walker, was today elected to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors of RiboMed Biotechnologies, Inc. In addition to her duties as a board member at large, Ms. Koerber-Walker will serve as Treasurer of the leading edge epigenetics research and diagnostics development firm.

“Imagine a future when getting a noninvasive, multi-disease diagnostic test at your annual medical exam is as routine as having your temperature or blood pressure taken. Imagine tests that can detect early biomarkers of cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, autism or heart disease long before symptoms present. Imagine that when disease is detected, doctors can prescribe a treatment plan designed specifically for you” shared Koerber-Walker. “I am honored to have the opportuniny to contribute as part of this great team. RiboMed’s mission could not be more important.”

About RiboMed Biotechnologies, Inc. 

RiboMed is developing sensitive diagnostic tests for early disease detection, drug development and treatment monitoring. These tests will find “Needles in a Haystack”, detecting those few disease cells that are present at the earliest stages of disease or after treatment, when disease may recur. These tests will allow for noninvasive detection and monitoring from bodily fluids such as blood, saliva, urine or sputum.  RiboMed’s unique detection technology can be used for all types of disease biomarkers, including CpG methylation, SNPs, DNA, RNA, and protein. RiboMed’s tests use its proprietary Abscription™ signal amplification technology. Abscription™ based tests provide sensitivity not possible with target amplification technologies alone.  For more information – visit (

About Joan Koerber-Walker

Joan Koerber-Walker, MBA, serves as RiboMed’s Treasurer and brings over 25 years experience in both the Fortune 500 and small business arenas.  She also serves as the CEO of the Arizona Small Business Association, a 3,000 member business organization representing over 200,000 employees across the state.  Ms. Koerber-Walker is Chairman of the Board of CorePurpose, Inc, which she founded in 2002. In 2004, she was recognized by the Stevie Awards, the “Oscar” for women entrepreneurs as one of the leading entrepreneurial women in the United States and again in 2007 as one of the nation’s leading small business executives.  Prior to founding CorePurpose, she was instrumental in the development of Avnet’s ASIC/FPGA business and the launch of Avnet’s first Telesales operation.  She serves as Chairman of the Opportunity through Entrepreneurship Foundation and is a member of the W. P. Carey Executive MBA Advisory Board


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