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WaferGen Appoints Industry Leader Dr. Timothy J. Triche to Board of Directors
Date:2/28/2011

FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WGBS), a leading developer of state-of-the-art genomic analysis systems, today announced that industry leader Dr. Timothy J. Triche, Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine, has joined the Board of Directors of WaferGen.

"Dr. Triche joined our Scientific Advisory Board in December, and we discovered quickly that he brings valuable leadership experience to WaferGen from a distinguished medical and research career.  His vast know-how in using genomic technologies include Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), microarrays and real-time PCR in the clinical research and diagnostics markets that will help WaferGen broaden our reach into these high-growth markets," said Alnoor Shivji, Chairman and CEO, WaferGen. "He comprehends how our SmartChip System can make a major contribution to the genomics analysis field, and also has broad experience at cancer genomics research specifically."

Dr. Triche reiterated, "I believe that the new SmartChip System can help fill a key need in the world of genomic medicine and guide the use of targeted medicines to treat patient populations likely to respond to these agents by greatly enhancing the validation of gene expression patterns (biomarkers).  In particular, a vast amount of existing genomic discovery research will require an inexpensive, proven platform like WaferGen's to achieve clinical acceptance and utility.  I look forward to continuing to work with WaferGen and the management team in my capacity as a board member, and to advancing the company and its genomics analysis products to assure that it can contribute to the specific needs of patients."

Dr. Triche fills the vacancy on the board resulting from the departure of Nadine Smith from the board on Febr
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