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Cepheid Appoints Vice President of Infectious Disease Research & Development
Date:6/22/2011

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced that Robert Kwiatkowski, Ph. D., has joined the company as Vice President of Infectious Disease Research and Development, reporting to David Persing, M.D., Ph.D.

"Cepheid already offers an impressive menu of eleven highly regarded Xpert® tests for our GeneXpert® system, but we are working aggressively to extend our leadership with next-generation products, including a number that employ extensive multiplexing capability for panel-based tests, in addition to providing further test menu consolidation with CT/NG, HIV, HPV and HCV," said Dr. Persing, Cepheid's Chief Medical and Technology Officer.  "With his wide-ranging experience in the management of infectious disease test development, Bob is an exciting addition to a talented scientific team working to develop tests for the most powerful molecular platform available today."

Dr. Kwiatkowski brings to Cepheid almost two decades of experience in nucleic acid infectious disease test development and management, including tests for HPV, HIV and HCV.  Prior to joining Cepheid, Dr. Kwiatkowski was most recently responsible for managing infectious disease test development in support of multiple automated platforms at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics.  Dr. Kwiatkowski has previously held positions at Gentra Systems, acquired by Qiagen in 2006, Third Wave Technologies, Becton Dickinson Molecular Diagnostics and Digene Diagnostics.  Dr. Kwiatkowski earned his Ph. D. at the John Hopkins University.

About CepheidBased in Sunnyvale, Calif., Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) is a leading molecular diagnostics company that is dedicated to improving healthcare by developing, manufacturing, and marketing accurate yet easy to use molecular syste
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