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Invetech appoints Alex Zrolka Vice President of Business Development

Invetech appoints Alex Zrolka Vice President of Business Development
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 5 2007 - Invetech, a specialist in instrument development and custom automation, announces the appointment of Alex Zrolka as its new Vice President of Business Development for Life Sciences for North America. In this new position, Alex will be charged with the planning and execution of business development strategies that will be essential for the successful growth of the company in the US life sciences market. This position has been created to support Invetech’s expansion in North America.

Alex brings to Invetech a wealth of experience in both the US and international markets having dealt with a raft of technologies ranging from consumables to capital equipment. He is an entrepreneurial professional with a proven track record of profitable success working for startups and established organizations. Prior to Invetech, he held various marketing management, business development, sales and sales management, and consulting positions with organizations such as Biotech Envoy, Genicon Sciences, QIAGEN, Bio-Rad laboratories and DNAStar.

Alex says: “As Vice President of Business Development (Life Sciences) I will be charged with developing and managing a strong relationship with all of Invetech’s US-based clients and partners. I will be supporting the US sales channel of Invetech’s integrated offering of contract development and custom automation. Invetech is working increasingly with life sciences customers in North America, and my role is to manage this expanding business successfully.”

Alex holds a BS in Bacteriology/Genetics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, where he also worked as a research associate gaining practical research experience on cloning, DNA sequencing, and DNA, protein and enzyme purification techniques.

Jari Palander, Vice President of North American Operations at Invetech, comments: “Alex’s appointment demonstrates Invetech’s express commitment to the US life sciences market. We believe that Alex will be an invaluable addition to our expanding team and he will benefit our US-based customers and partners significantly. I look forward to working with Alex, and welcome him to the Invetech team.”

About Invetech:
For more than 20 years Invetech has been at the forefront of new product development and automation. With experience drawn from over 5,000 projects, Invetech delivers global contract design and development, contract instrument manufacturing and custom automation services to life sciences, drug discovery and pharmaceutical companies, in addition to 7 of the world’s top 10 clinical diagnostic companies.

Invetech combines its integrated in-house capabilities, specialist knowledge and diverse experience to deliver better solutions, in the shortest possible time and with less risk, to its clients base of start-ups through to multinationals. Its commercial focus, responsive and flexible approach, and unbiased solutions, means clients get the best outcome with the aim of commercial success.
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