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WaferGen Names Christopher Sears, Ph.D., Architect of High-Value Molecular Diagnostics and Computational Biology Platforms, to Company's Scientific Advisory Board
Date:11/5/2009

intments in the field of oncology at Children's Hospital Boston, The Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute where he was responsible for directing all projects and operations of the clinical genomics group. He devoted a significant portion of his time to developing technology platforms for allele and mutational analysis and employing these for target-oriented cancer clinical trials. Prior to his academic appointments, Dr. Sears was the Chief Scientific Officer at Biosift, a company he founded to commercialize his patented enterprise level computational biology software platform that become a market leader. Dr. Sears has served as a scientific advisor to pharmaceutical companies including: Genzyme Genetics, Myriad Genetics and Invitrogen and as a key scientific advisor for the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the areas of genetics and statistics for the development of high throughput comparative forensics genomic technologies. He received his Doctorate from Harvard University in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology.

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WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. is a leader in the development, manufacture and sale of state-of-the-art systems for genetic analysis for the life science and pharmaceutical industries. The company is actively developing its SmartChip(TM) product for the gene expression and genotyping markets. SmartChip is being developed as the first whole genome high throughput gene expression, real-time PCR platform. This innovative system, combined with next-generation chemistry and optimized assays being developed by WaferGen, promises to deliver significant speed and cost advantages to researchers in the gene expression and genotyping markets. Based on collaborations established with leading research institutions, WaferGen believes that the SmartChip Real-Time PCR System is positioned as the platform of choice for biomarker discovery and vali
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