FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WGBS), a leading developer of state-of-the-art genetic analysis systems, today announced that Robert Coradini has joined the WaferGen Board of Directors. Mr. Coradini was most recently the President, New Ventures of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group of Companies (2004-2009). He joined J&J in 1996 and has served as the Chief Executive and President of various subsidiaries including: Lifescan, Cordis Endovascular, OrthoNeutrogena, Cardiovations (Ethicon), and was the head of Business Development for the Medical Devices & Diagnostics Group. Prior to joining J&J, Mr. Coradini was business manager for GE Medical Systems, Inc.
"I believe WaferGen's revolutionary technology for gene expression and biomarker discovery, especially in wound healing and other diseases like cancer, is a breakthrough for medicine and could greatly advance drug development for companies such as J&J," said Robert Coradini. "Just as faster and more powerful computers unleashed the power of the Internet, I expect that WaferGen's Real-Time PCR technology will unleash new, undiscovered information on genomics and that the speed of processing will have a major positive impact on identifying individual treatment options for prescribers and patients."
"We are delighted that Bob has joined WaferGen's Board and I look forward to working with him as we move from the development phase to full commercialization of our Real-Time PCR System," said Alnoor Shivji, Chairman and CEO, WaferGen. "Bob's ability to see the 'big picture' and his noted success in growing global businesses in the US, Europe, Asia and Israel through strong positioning and focus on sales, will be a real asset to the company. We believe that this addition to our Board, along with the recent appointment of Dr. Robert Hariri, CEO of Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, will significantly help us
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