Boston Business Journal names Roopom Banerjee one of the region’s top young leaders in its annual 40-Under-40
LEXINGTON, Mass – October 8, 2010 – Roopom Banerjee, President and CEO of RainDance Technologies, Inc., a private company pioneering microdroplet-based technologies for single-molecule and single-cell analysis, has been named by the Boston Business Journal to its 2010 “40 Under 40” list of local leaders.
The 40 Under 40 list honors select men and women under the age of 40 who are helping shape the future of the Boston area through their business and community involvement. In selecting the honorees, the Boston Business Journal’s editorial team reviewed more than 400 nominations, the highest number in the 13 years of its 40 Under 40 program.
“Today’s young leaders are central to strengthening and improving communities around the country as well as the national economy,” said Bill Ericson, General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures. “As CEO of RainDance, Roopom has furthered his commitment to scientific research and innovation by advancing the delivery of new technologies that will improve human health and strengthen Boston’s, and the nation’s, profile as a preeminent technology innovator.”
Prior to joining RainDance, Mr. Banerjee was a Director of Healthcare Investment Banking at Leerink Swann, where he led the Life Science Tools and Diagnostics sector. Previously, Mr. Banerjee was with McKinsey and Goldman Sachs advising Fortune 500 healthcare companies globally. Earlier in his career, Mr. Banerjee worked at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the Whitehead Institute/M.I.T. Human Genome Project, and at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. Mr. Banerjee holds an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and dual B.S. degrees in Biology and Economics from M.I.T., where he was elected a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholar.
In addition to his success in academia and business, Mr. Banerjee has also been a committed mentor and advocate for youth leadership and community health. While a student at Harvard he was instrumental in expanding access to education and care for HIV/AIDS patients in Africa and India. He is also a co-founder and former Chairman of the Board of the Smith Leadership Academy Charter School (Dorchester, MA), the first non-profit based leadership school for grades 6-8 in the United States.
“I am honored to be selected among such a talented and distinguished group of young professionals and extend my congratulations to all of this year’s nominees,” said Banerjee. “Having grown up and spent most of my academic and professional career in the Boston area, much of my success is a direct reflection of this dynamic community which champions education, fosters community involvement and invests in innovation.”
40-Under-40 nominees were honored at an event in Boston on October 7, 2010. Nominee profiles were published in the October 8, 2010 issue of the Boston Business Journal and can also be found online at boston.bizjournals.com.
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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