Woburn, MA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013
PathoGenetix, Inc., a commercial-stage developer of an automated system for rapid bacterial strain typing, announced today that John A. Luckey, Ph.D., M.B.A., has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. Dr. Luckey will lead technology development and integration for the company’s RESOLUTION™ Microbial Genotyping System. The fully automated RESOLUTION System, which includes the benchtop instrument, pathogen-specific assay kits, database and software, will be commercially available in 2014 for use in food safety testing and foodborne illness outbreak investigations.
Dr. Luckey has more than 20 years of experience in biotechnology systems research and development with both large and small diagnostic companies. Prior to joining PathoGenetix, he was Technical Projects Director with Roche NimbleGen, working with the Applied Science and Molecular Diagnostics divisions, and Director of Platform Development, directing research and development for the company’s core DNA microarray synthesis technology. Prior to Roche, Dr. Luckey managed software development and instrumentation design engineering activities at OpGen Technologies, and product development, engineering and molecular biology projects at MJ Research. In 1994, he founded GeneSys Technologies to market the BaseStation DNA Fragment Analyzer, an ultrathin gel electrophoresis system that he had designed, developed and patented. Dr. Luckey holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry and an M.B.A. in Executive Management from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
“We are fortunate to bring John Luckey to PathoGenetix at this exciting time. His extensi
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