Senior executive brings experience commercializing products in the molecular pathology and cancer markets at Roche Diagnostics, Life Technologies, Gen-Probe, and Sequenom
BILLERICA, Mass. — September 22, 2014 — RainDance Technologies, Inc., a genomics tools company simplifying the analysis of complex genetic diseases, today announced the appointment of Frederick (Fritz) L. Eibel as its new Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing.
Mr. Eibel brings more than two and a half decades of broad-based in vitro diagnostics (IVD) and life science experience focused primarily on new and emerging growth opportunities. He most recently served as Head of Genetic Analysis Commercial Operations at Agena Bioscience, which was previously the Genetic Analysis Division of Sequenom, Inc. Mr. Eibel was involved with the sale and integration of the division to Telegraph Hill Partners. Prior to his time at Sequenom and Agena, he held similar leadership positions at Gen-Probe Inc., Life Technologies Inc., and Roche Diagnostics Corp. Mr. Eibel also serves on the Board for MolecularMD, a molecular diagnostics company that provides custom companion diagnostic solutions and supporting clinical trial services for targeted cancer therapies.
“Fritz brings proven strategies for successfully marketing and selling products in today’s academic and translational research communities, as well as industrial and applied markets. His extensive background and knowledge of our customers and collaborators will serve us well in the next phase of our company’s success,” said Roopom Banerjee, President and CEO of RainDance Technologies. “We have the team, the products and a roadmap to address an expanding genomics marketplace.”
“The RainDance team has developed novel applications that we believe will change the way laboratories detect, monitor and analyze cancer, as well as other complex inherited or infectious diseases,” said Mr. Eibel. “We believe that non-invasive fluid biopsy applications are the future of disease research and that RainDance is positioned for long-term success with its proven digital droplet technology platform enabling research investigators to gain valuable genomics information from a simple blood draw. This application has the potential to transform the detection of cancer.”
Complex Genetics Made Simple
RainDance Technologies enables research with an innovative product portfolio to study cell-free and cell-based biomarkers for hereditary risk predisposition, initial detection, pathology, and residual disease. The company’s products include:
- RainDrop® System: Ultra-sensitive digital PCR system for research of early detection and monitoring of biomarkers for cancers, viruses, pathogens, and immune disorders.
- ThunderBolts™ Cancer Panel: Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) panel enabling highly sensitive, rapid, low input, and primary tumor profiling research in fresh biopsy, plasma and FFPE samples.
- ThunderStorm® System: High-throughput, fully automated NGS content enrichment solution enabling researchers to generate what we believe to be the best-in-class data on large-scale disease panels, while delivering affordable workflow for high-volume studies.
About RainDance Technologies
RainDance Technologies is making complex genetics simple. The company’s ultra-sensitive genomic tools enable research of novel non-invasive Fluid Biopsy™ applications that should result in more accurate, reliable, cost-effective, and early detection of cancer and inherited and infectious diseases. Major research institutions and laboratories around the world rely on the performance of RainDance systems. Based in Billerica, Massachusetts, the company supports customers using RainDrop Digital PCR and ThunderStorm Next-Generation Sequencing Content Enrichment Systems through its international sales and service operations as well as a global network of distributors and commercial service providers. For more information, please visit www.RainDanceTech.com.
The RainDance products are for Research Use Only; not for use in diagnostic procedures.
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