Woburn, MA (PRWEB) December 12, 2012
PathoGenetix, Inc., a commercial-stage developer of an automated system for rapid identification and typing of bacteria strains, today announced that John W. Czajka, Ph.D., M.B.A. has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. Dr. Czajka will coordinate the commercial application of the company’s proprietary Genome Sequence Scanning™ (GSS™) technology for food safety testing and outbreak investigation. The automated benchtop GSS system will identify foodborne pathogens to strain level, directly from complex mixtures such as food and clinical enrichment cultures, in four hours.
Dr. Czajka has more than 15 years of experience in the field of molecular diagnostics, with expertise in foodborne pathogen and biowarfare threat identification, as well as veterinary and human clinical diagnostics. He joins PathoGenetix after nine years of progressive leadership positions at Smiths Detection as a research scientist, R&D Program Manager, Vice President of Technology Assessment and Acquisition, and Director of Business Development for Smiths Detection Diagnostics. Prior to Smiths Detection, Dr. Czajka developed PCR assays and molecular typing technologies for foodborne pathogens with DuPont Qualicon. Dr. Czajka holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University, Department of Food Science with a focus on foodborne pathogen detection and molecular diagnostics, and an M.B.A. in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.
“John’s successful track record in the development of new technologies and products is a perfect match for PathoGenetix as we seek to bring our innova
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