PacBio Announces the Retirement of David Botstein, Ph.D., from its Board of Directors

MENLO PARK, Calif. — PacBio (NASDAQ: PACB), a leading developer of high-quality, highly accurate sequencing solutions, announced today that David Botstein, Ph.D., a member of PacBio’s Board of Directors, has retired from his position effective December 7, 2023.

“I would like to thank David for his dedication to PacBio since he joined the Board in 2012,” said Christian Henry, President and Chief Executive Officer. “His deep understanding of genomics and broad experience in technological innovation in the field has made him a valuable leader as PacBio launched and scaled its technology to where it is today.”

“It has been an honor to work alongside the PacBio leadership team for more than 11 years, and I have never been more excited about the prospects for PacBio and its technology than I am today,” added David Botstein. “I leave the Board with a world-class leadership team that I believe will continue to execute on its goal of becoming a multi-omic leader in the life sciences industry.”

About PacBio

Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (NASDAQ: PACB) is a premier life science technology company that is designing, developing, and manufacturing advanced sequencing solutions that enable scientists and clinical researchers to improve their understanding of the genome and ultimately, resolve genetically complex problems. Our products and technology under development stem from two highly differentiated core technologies focused on accuracy, quality, and completeness, which include our existing HiFi long-read sequencing technology and our emerging short-read Sequencing by Binding (SBB™) technology. Our products address solutions across a broad set of applications, including human genomics, plant and animal sciences, infectious disease and microbiology, oncology, and other emerging applications. For more information, please visit www.pacb.com and follow @PacBio.

PacBio products are provided for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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