Woburn, MA (PRWEB) February 07, 2013
PathoGenetix, Inc., a commercial-stage developer of an automated system for rapid bacterial strain typing, has hired Paul Krassnoff as Director of Manufacturing. Mr. Krassnoff will develop production and quality assurance systems for the manufacture of the company’s proprietary Genome Sequence Scanning™ (GSS™) System.
GSS isolates and analyzes microbial DNA directly from an enriched biological sample—without the need for a cultured isolate—and provides strain typing results in just five hours. GSS combines two breakthrough technologies—automated DNA-preparation and extraction, and high-throughput single molecule scanning—that have broad applicability in industrial diagnostics as well as clinical diagnostics and research. PathoGenetix is developing its first commercial product for use in food safety testing and foodborne disease outbreak investigations.
“We are pleased to have Paul join us in this pivotal role as we move to field testing of GSS this year, and commercial launch of the instrument in 2014,” said PathoGenetix CEO Ann Merrifield. “Paul’s extensive background in diagnostics R&D and manufacturing will be invaluable as PathoGenetix puts its manufacturing, inventory management and QA systems in place.”
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