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STAT-Diagnostica Appoints Board Chairman

Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013
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Company names Gérard Vaillant as chairman of the company’s board of directors.

STAT-Diagnostica has appointed Gérard Vaillant as chairman of the company’s board of directors. With more than three decades of senior leadership experience in the medical device and diagnostics sector, he brings expert industry perspective and guidance to the company as it prepares for the successive European and U.S. launches of its novel DiagCORE Near Patient Testing platform.

Vaillant is a career veteran of Johnson & Johnson Worldwide who has held of number of senior executive positions within the organization.

These include managing director, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics France (1981 - 1987); vice president, Johnson & Johnson International (1987 - 1992); worldwide president, LifeScan, a Johnson & Johnson company (1992 - 1995); and company group chairman, Diagnostics Worldwide (1995 - 2004).

He was also a member of Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Devices and Diagnostic Group Operating Committee until retiring in 2004.

After his retirement from Johnson & Johnson, he remained active in the industry as board member of both Luminex and Vivacta.

In addition to his current position with STAT-Diagnostica, Vaillant currently serves as chairman of the board of SafeOrthopaedics and PathoQuest; board member of Tecan CH; and venture partner at KLS Partners.

“We are very privileged to have Gérard join as the chairman of our board of directors,” said Jordi Carrerra, CEO and co-founder of STAT-Diagnostica.

Carrerra continued, “His deep industry pedigree and proven track record of success will be invaluable to us as we move towards European and U.S. approval and commercialization of our DiagCORE platform.”

Vaillant joins STAT-Diagnostica following the company’s closing of a Series B financing round totaling $22.1 million/17 million Euros, which was announced May 6, 2013.

Led by new investor Kurma Life Sciences Partners, the round also drew participation from new investors Idinvest; Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund; and, Caixa Capital Risc, the venture capital division of “la Caixa;” as well as existing investors Ysios Capital and Axis.

The proceeds of the funding are being used to complete development of the company’s DiagCORE platform and clinical validation of its first products.

“The DiagCORE platform represents a significant breakthrough in the area of Near Patient Testing that stands to change clinical practice in the critical care setting,” said Vaillant.

Vaillant continued, “In addition to its unique technology, STAT-Diagnostica’s excellent leadership and strong investor support are what attracted me to the board chairman position. I look forward to being part of the company’s future success.”

STAT-Diagnostica’s DiagCORE Near Patient Testing platform is designed to simplify and reduce time to results for the diagnosis of certain medical conditions.

The in vitro diagnostic system is a versatile, easy-to-use platform that consolidates molecular and immunoassay techniques in a single device.

The first clinical applications will be directed at infectious disease detection, antibiotic resistance determination and detection of biomarkers in critically ill patients.

STAT-Diagnostica’s DiagCORE platform not only offers multi-analyte and multi-sample capabilities, but it also reduces current diagnosis times (which can take up to several days) by providing results in less than 30 minutes.

The system’s rapid performance will enable improved clinical decision making by medical practitioners, delivering better patient management with direct and indirect savings to the healthcare system.

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