LEXINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS, June 2, 2008 — RainDance Technologies, Inc., a provider of innovative microdroplet-based solutions for human health and disease research, today announced the appointment of Roch W. Kelly as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.
“As RainDance solutions enter commercial development, Mr. Kelly is the ideal leader to establish our manufacturing and financial capabilities,” said Chris McNary, President and Chief Executive Officer, RainDance Technologies. “With more than 20 years of experience in life sciences, he brings a proven record of successfully implementing the process and controls in these critical areas to meet the anticipated demand for our products.”
Kelly joins RainDance from Synarc, Inc., where he was Vice President, Clinical Operations. Under his leadership, the operational team rapidly implemented new processes and systems that achieved a 25% improvement in efficiency. Previous positions included Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Protedyne, Inc., and Vice President, Clinical Operations and Worldwide Business, at PAREXEL International. He also served as Executive Director of Manufacturing Operations at Chiron Diagnostics. Kelly received a Bachelor of Science Degree in finance from Miami (Ohio) University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Syracuse University.
About RainDance Technologies
RainDance Technologies is pioneering the use of high-throughput microdroplet-based analysis in human health and life science research. The company’s core RainStorm™ technology generates millions of discrete droplets that can encapsulate a single molecule, cell or reaction and be digitally analyzed and sorted one at a time. The power, precision and simplicity of microdroplets enable researchers to answer complex questions with unprecedented sensitivity and quantitation. The complete RainDance solution includes automated instrumentation, customizable bioinformatics and high-value consumables and reagents for applications including targeted next-generation DNA sequencing, methylation, digital PCR and single cell analysis. Based in Lexington, Massachusetts, the company supports scientists around the world through its international sales and support operations and a global network of distributors and service providers. For more information, please visit www.RainDanceTech.com.
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