LEXINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A., August 13, 2008 — RainDance Technologies, Inc., a provider of innovative microdroplet-based solutions for human health and disease research, today announced the appointment of Michael B. Olex as Vice President, System Development, effective immediately.
“As RainDance introduces its exciting RainStorm™ droplet-based technology to market, Mr. Olex will play a key leadership role in designing, developing, and integrating complete systems for commercialization, including instrumentation, consumables, and reagents,” said Chris McNary, President and Chief Executive Officer, RainDance Technologies. “He will immediately focus on our Sequence Enrichment application for targeted genomic sequencing that will be launched later this year. With his deep experience in life sciences management, Mr. Olex will establish productive, efficient product transfer procedures from engineering to manufacturing, including the development of manufacturing processes,” McNary said.
Olex joins RainDance from BioTrove, where he was Vice President, Manufacturing, and established the company’s OpenArray™ consumable and instrumentation manufacturing departments. He also served as Senior Vice President at U.S. Genomics; President of International Light; Director, Business Projects at Applied Biosystems; and Vice President of Manufacturing at PerSeptive Biosystems. Olex holds a master of business administration degree from Case Western Reserve University, a master of science degree in electrical engineering from Cleveland State University, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Detroit.
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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