ALine increases microfabrication business development capabilities by hiring laboratory reagent and diagnostics industry veteran
(PRWEB) November 6, 2008 -- ALine, Inc., a high-tech provider of rapid prototyping and manufacturing services for microfluidic devices, welcomes Roger Anderson, PhD, as the Vice President of Operations. Dr. Anderson brings years of entrepreneurial and business growth experience to the Company.
Leanna M. Levine, President and CEO of ALine, Inc. in making the announcement said, "We are pleased to have Dr. Anderson on our management team. His background in business development and molecular biology will allow us to pursue new product opportunities and expand into new markets. His success in new product development, product management, and experience in entrepreneurial ventures, will accelerate the growth of our business as we expand our offering of biomicrofluidic solutions. We anticipate new opportunities to provide lab on a chip solutions for point of care, laboratory, and fieldable instrumentation through Joint Ventures and OEM partnerships."
On accepting the position, Dr. Anderson commented, "I am excited about participating in the growth of ALine as it serves the Home testing, field portable and point of care diagnostics markets. ALine is uniquely positioned to address the prototyping and manufacturing needs of this burgeoning sector."
Dr. Anderson has started or participated in the start of six companies. Prior to joining ALine, Dr. Anderson held various executive positions including Division Manager for Immunobiologicals at MP Biomedicals (formerly ICN Biomedicals), President of BioCarta in San Diego (a proteomics reagent manufacturer and distributor), as well as CTO and founder of Anderson Unicom Group (An informatics company that created the industry's largest and most complete multi-supplier catalog to support online purchasing of laboratory reagents and supplies.
ALine's enabling microfabrication platform permits rapid prototyping, custom development, and volume fabrication of sophisticated self-contained fluidic devices suitable for unique or multiplex single use applications. The ability to incorporate numerous channels and functions, such as pneumatically actuated valves, in polymer laminate devices permits device developers to incorporate complex functionality for multiplexed analysis.
ALine's fabrication process enables and supports developers from prototyping to manufacture. The Company currently manufactures over 10,000 complex laminate fluidic components per month in compliance with FDA quality guidelines. Current and former customers include Abbott Laboratories, Baxter Healthcare, Invitrogen, Bio-Rad, NASA, and the City of Hope, as well as academic institutions like Stanford, Cornell, and the University of Washington.
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