Expert Advisors

Expert guidance, strategy, and resources for growing personalized medicine companies.

Double-Helix® Expert Advisors assist personalized medicine, biotechnology, diagnostic laboratory, healthcare, and life-science companies with a range of scientific, business, reimbursement, and regulatory challenges.  Our consulting and advisory services span the entire development life-cycle from research through development to commercialization.

Our advisory service team members know what it takes to get diagnostic and precision medicine products reimbursed by insurance payers and how to design clinical trials, show clinical utility, and package health economic data for successful payment.

Our consultants advise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Mobile Application, and Tele-Health providers who market and sell their products to the pharmaceutical, biopharma, laboratory, employer and the healthcare market to meet customer expectations as well as HIPAA, FISMA, HITRUST, FDA and related regulatory requirements.

Our network of experts have extensive industry experience in personalized medicine and precision medicine, drug discovery and development, pre-clinical and clinical trials, laboratory developed tests (LDTs), medical device development, managed care reimbursement, FDA and CLIA regulatory affairs, marketing communication, finance strategy, computer system validation, and clinical operations.

Expert Advisors and Areas of Expertise

Our Double-Helix team of advisors can address the following areas for your growing personalized medicine business:Expert Advisors


  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Guidance
  • Information Technology Roadmapping
  • Reimbursement, Billing, Coding, and Pricing Strategy
  • Medical Product and Marketing Strategy
  • International Business Development
  • Clinical Operations, Protocol Design, CRO Selection
  • Research and Development
  • Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Testing
  • Laboratory Developed Tests (LDT) Regulations


  • Enterprise Architecture Assessment
  • Network and Storage Architecture
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
  • Cloud Computing, Serverless Computing
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) , Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Strategy
  • See also our Information Technology practice page


  • HIPAA Policy and Procedure Development
  • Privacy-By-Design and Security-By-Design
  • Vendor Assessment and Audit
  • Cybersecurity for Medical Devices
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • ISO 27000:2013
  • Security Risk Analysis
  • See also our Privacy and Security practice page


  • Laboratory Automation
  • Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPS)
  • Customer Service and Billing Operations
  • Laboratory Operations


  • CLIA/CAP Compliance
  • Quality Systems Regulations (QSR) Part 820 and ISO 13485
  • CFR 21 Part 11 Compliance
  • FISMA, FEDRAMP, PCI Compliance
  • Document Control and Management
  • Computer System Validation


  • Business Intelligence and Dash-boarding
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
  • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Data Management
  • Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELN)
  • Laboratory Information Systems (LIMS)


  • Finance Strategy and Operations
  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) IT Controls
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Selection
  • Contact Center as a Service (CaaS)

Real World Experience

Our advisors have taken products successfully through personalized medicine Clinical Trials, New Drug Applications (NDAs), Medical Device Pre-Market Approval (PMAs), 510(k) Clearances, InVitro Diagnostics, CLIA “Home-Brew” Laboratory Developed Test LDT Diagnostics, and CAP inspection processes.

We have worked with multiple Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), Document Control and are well versed in Quality System Regulations (QSR), Quality Management, ISO 13485, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements, and have developed end-to-end Privacy and Security programs.

Our expert advisors have direct experience working with diverse insurance providers, international laboratory partners, hospital systems, and medical practices.

Our technical advisors have been part of real-world implementation projects that transform paper-based and manual processes to more efficient electronic systems, build scalable cloud solutions, and automate laboratory and financial processes.

Fractional Leadership

Double Helix expert personnel are able to serve your growing organization as a virtual or fractional CMO, CSO, CIO, CTO, CFO, Laboratory Director, Compliance Officer or other officer providing strategic direction, co-ordinate resources, and at a fraction of the cost of a full-time officer.

Leveraging a Double Helix fractional advisor can help you build your product strategy, go to market, provide input to near term strategy decisions, and help plan and budget for the future.