HUNTSVILLE, Ala. and MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- InQ Biosciences Corporation, a provider of innovative technologies for cell growth and research, announced the appointment of John Ryder as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Ryder will be based in InQ's sales office in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
"Mr. Ryder's responsibilities will include developing our sales channels, creating a strategic marketing plan, and building the InQ brand around the world," said Dick Reeves, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, InQ Biosciences.
"With his deep life sciences experience, he is the ideal executive to help us commercialize and launch the InQ Cell Research System. We are locating Mr. Ryder in the Boston area -- the center of the stem cell and neuroscience research markets that will so greatly benefit from our exciting new technology," Reeves said.
InQ is the first fully integrated system that creates a true in vivo environment for studying sensitive nerve, brain, and other human cells for disease research. It is the only cell research instrument that combines a dynamic software-controlled sample environment with powerful imaging and real-time data collection. These unique capabilities enable researchers to achieve unprecedented cell culture control, viability, and visibility that was previously unattainable.
Ryder brings over 20 years of life science sales, marketing, and business development leadership to InQ Biosciences. He joined the company from Skyscape, Marlborough, Massachusetts, a provider of trusted medical information for hand-held and mobile devices, where he was Senior Vice President of Sales. In that role, Ryder was instrumental in facilitating the acquisition of Skyscape in July 2009 by Physicians Interactive and Perseus, a $2 billion private equity firm. He also led sales and marketing for Advanced Instruments, Norwood, Massachusetts, a leading provider of microbiology research instrumentation to the pharmaceutical, industrial, and research markets. In addition, Ryder held sales management positions with Baxter Healthcare, Becton Dickinson Corporation, and Fisher Scientific. He holds a BS degree in Health Science Education from Springfield College in Massachusetts.
About InQ Biosciences
InQ Biosciences is a provider of innovative technologies for cell growth and research. The company's InQ Cell Research System will empower scientists to unlock novel and more powerful approaches to cell-based discovery. The firm was founded in 2007 with technology originating from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Series B financing was completed in May 2010 and commercial launch of its InQ system is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2010. For more information, visit www.inqbio.com. Follow InQ Biosciences on Twitter at @InQbio (http://twitter.com/InQbio).
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