Inc., a provider of innovative microdroplet-based solutions for human health
and disease research, has appointed Patrick Kelly to the newly created position
of European Sales Director, effective immediately.
“Mr. Kelly’s appointment represents an important step in the geographic
expansion of our commercial efforts with the first quarter release of our Sequence
Enrichment Solution for the targeted sequencing of the human genome,”
said Stephen E. Becker, Vice President, Commercial Operations, RainDance Technologies.
“His international business experience in life sciences and genetics and
sequencing makes him the ideal candidate to lead RainDance’s entry into
the European market.”
Based in Manchester, England, Mr. Kelly will be responsible for introducing
RainDance’s RainStormTM technology platform to Europe. He will work with
thought leaders in genomics research to adopt RainDance’s Sequence Enrichment
Solution and the RDT 1000 instrument. In addition, Mr. Kelly will build the
commercial sales infrastructure required to launch the company’s solutions
in the European market.
Mr. Kelly joins RainDance from Helicos Biosciences where he served as Global
Business Manager for the company’s European operations. In this role,
he led the positioning of the company’s next-generation sequencing technology
with opinion leaders in the region. Mr. Kelly previously was Business Team Manager,
Europe, Middle East, Africa, for Agilent Technologies. He also was European
Site Manager and Vice President, Sales and Support, for Affymetrix Europe, where
he led commercial activities for microarray systems and reagents in the research,
pharmaceutical, and molecular diagnostics markets, and served as European Sales
Manager for genetic analysis systems at Applied Biosystems. Mr. Kelly received
a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Sheffield University and is a
member of the Institute of Directors (UK).