WaferGen Bio-Systems Announces Appointment of Ivan Trifunovich as Chairman of the Board; Joel Kanter to Serve as Lead Independent Director
FREMONT, Calif., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. (OTCBB: WGBSD) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ivan Trifunovich, the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, as Chairman of the Board. Joel Kanter, a director of the company since 2007, will serve as lead independent director. Alnoor Shivji, the company’s Chairman since 2002, resigned from the board to focus full time on a new startup venture.
“I would like to thank Alnoor for his service to WaferGen while it grew from a start-up to a public company with commercially viable products. Speaking for the whole Board, I wish him success in his future endeavors,” commented Ivan Trifunovich, President and Chief Executive Officer.
WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. is a life science and diagnostics company that offers innovative genomic solutions for clinical testing and research. The SmartChip MyDesign(TM) Real-Time PCR System is a high-throughput genetic analysis platform for profiling and validating molecular biomarkers via microRNA and mRNA gene expression profiling, as well as single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping. The SmartChip TE(TM) System is a novel product offering for target enrichment geared towards clinical Next-Gen sequencing (NGS). The Company now also offers the Apollo 324(TM) product line used in library preparation for NGS. These three complementary technologies offer a powerful set of tools enabling more accurate, faster and cheaper genetic analysis based on Next-Gen Sequencing and Real-Time PCR.
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