PORTON DOWN, England and SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ --Enigma Diagnostics, the decentralized and point-of-care molecular diagnostics company, announced today the opening of a new U.S. office in San Francisco and the appointment of Chris Melancon as Vice President, Business Development.
The San Francisco office opened on December 1 and is Enigma's first overseas facility established to commercialize Enigma's range of rapid diagnostic instrument systems. Enigma's first product, the Enigma Field Laboratory (FL), was launched in November, and is a fully automated, real-time PCR (polymerase chain reaction) detection system designed for in-field testing by veterinarians, first responders and military personnel.
Chris Melancon will lead the new office and joins Enigma with more than 16 years experience in life sciences and information technology industries, including senior positions at Applied Biosystems and Siebel Systems, a division of Oracle Corporation. His work in emerging markets included biological and influenza surveillance and pathogen detection.
During his three-year tenure at ABI, Chris managed the large scale PCR reagents business for anthrax testing at U.S. Postal Service facilities and commercialized additional pathogen detection kits for European Union customers. He is a graduate of the
"The opening of the San Francisco office and Chris' appointment underpins our commitment to a U.S. commercialization strategy as we expand our operations internationally. We are very pleased to have Chris with his proven track record join Enigma at this important stage of our growth," stated John McKinley, Chairman of Enigma Diagnostics.
|SOURCE Enigma Diagnostics Limited|
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved