SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) today announced the appointment of David King as Vice President, Research and Development, Genomics.
As a member of the executive leadership team reporting to President and CEO Chris Linthwaite, King will drive R&D strategy and execution for all genomics products and systems across the company.
“Fluidigm is a leader in deep, high-parameter analysis of cells and tissue and proprietary microfluidics technology, which form a unique and compelling value proposition,” said Linthwaite. “Building on that foundation, David will help us identify and execute on disruptive opportunities that leverage our considerable genomics leadership in efficiency, flexibility, and cost, including advantages in reagent miniaturization and workflow automation.”
Prior to joining Fluidigm, David was Executive VP, Product Development at IntegenX, a company focused on integration of fluidics, optics, and biochemistry in DNA-based human identity testing. David led collaborations with the FBI, Scotland Yard, and many other organizations worldwide to develop a marketplace for IntegenX products.
Previously, David was VP of Product Development at Affymetrix, where he led introduction of next-generation instrument platforms and genome and transcriptome analysis products. David also served as VP, R&D and Operations at Guava Technologies, where he commercialized research and clinical flow cytometry instrument platforms and applications and led expansion of Guava’s international service and support organization.
“I am thrilled to be joining a company with such a broad base of extraordinary technology that provides industry-leading tools for breakthrough research,” said King. “Fluidigm is well‑positioned to continue to add key value through microfluidic systems and applications, significantly growing the company’s value proposition.”
David is a named inventor on 36 granted and 11 pending U.S. patents. He holds a PhD from Stanford University and a BSc honors degree from University of New South Wales, Australia.
Fluidigm (NASDAQ:FLDM) develops, manufactures, and markets life science analytical and preparatory systems for markets such as mass cytometry, high-throughput genomics, and single‑cell genomics. We sell to leading academic institutions, clinical research laboratories, and pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and agricultural biotechnology companies worldwide. Our systems are based on proprietary microfluidics and multiparameter mass cytometry technology and are designed to significantly simplify experimental workflow, increase throughput, and reduce costs while providing excellent data quality. Fluidigm products are provided for Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
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