febit Forms Scientific Advisory Board

Five renowned researchers to guide febit’s research and business development activities
(PresseBox) (Medford, Mass. (USA) / Heidelberg, ) febit group, the provider of the unique microfluidic microarray system Geniom, today announced the formation of a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) consisting of leading authorities at the forefront of genetics and genomics research. The SAB members, from top research institutions and companies, will provide expert advice on febit s research and development activities associated with its portfolio development.

The interdisciplinary febit Scientific Advisory Board consists of:

- Mark Chee, Ph.D., who will serve as chairman. As a former scientist of Affymetrix and co-founder of Illumina (ILMN) he has an exceptional knowledge of microarray technologies and market.
- Karoly Nikolich, Ph.D., who will serve as vice chairman. Dr. Nikolich was formerly the executive director of the Neuroscience Institute of Stanford. He is an entrepreneur and consultant, and has over 20 years of biotechnology industry experience in R&D.
- David Lockhart, Ph.D., the CSO of Amicus Therapeutics. Dr. Lockhart brings many years of industry experience and achievements, including credit as the primary inventor and developer of genome-wide gene-expression profiling with high-density DNA arrays when he was at Affymetrix.
- Mostafa Ronaghi, Ph.D., one of the inventors of Pyrosequencing, molecular inversion probe assay and Nextbio search engine. He has co-founded four companies and serves on the board of director and scientific advisory board of several companies.
- Jeffrey Trent, Ph.D., the president and scientific director of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Ariz. In addition to his expertise in cDNA-microarray, Dr. Trent was one of the leading scientists with the "Human Genome Project."

"The formation of febit s scientific advisory board brings together key thought leaders with deep insight into the needs of the scientific community in genomic research," said Cord F. Staehler, CEO of febit holding gmbh. "We look forward to their support and guidance that will help us realize the full potential of febit s portfolio of unique applications for existing and future strategic partnerships."

Dr. Chee added, "It is our goal to help febit meet scientists needs and open up new possibilities in genomic research. febit s Geniom technology is a unique tool for various applications in this field from microarray analysis to synthetic biology."

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