Life Science Instruments: Company Announcements

Mobious, which is developing molecular resonance sequencing technology, joined the X Prize competition last year (see IBO 12/31/07).

Covaris entered into a supply and distribution agreement with Applied Biosystems for its S2 sample preparation instrument system for use with Applied Biosystems’ SOLiD DNA sequencer.

Microfluidics developer RainDance Technologies appointed Christopher McNary president and CEO. He was previously vice president and general manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Laboratory Automation Solutions.

Label-free array company GWC Technologies appointed Biolab A/S as its exclusive Scandinavian distributor.

BioTrove named Edward “Buzz” Sztukowski senior vice president and chief business officer. He was formerly senior vice president and business area manager for bioMérieux.

Biosensor company Attana AB named Biosense as a distributor for Italy.

In January, Illumina reorganized, creating two new business units: the Life Sciences unit includes products for the research market, and the Diagnostics unit includes molecular diagnostics. John Stuelpnagel, COO and general manager of Arrays, will move to part-time status. John West, general manager of Sequencing, resigned on February 1 and was replaced by CFO Christian Henry.

In January, Helicos BioSciences entered into a $20 million credit facility with GE Healthcare Financial Services.

BioImagene appointed Dr. Joseph D. Keegan, former CEO of Molecular Devices, to its Board.

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