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DNA Electronics Appoints Nick McCooke as Chief Business Officer

Next Generation Sequencing Pioneer with 30 Years’ Healthcare Experience to Join DNA Electronics Management Team

DNA Electronics Ltd (DNAe), a provider of point-of-care genomic diagnostics solutions for medical and healthcare applications, today announces the appointment of Nick McCooke as Chief Business Officer as it continues to build its management team.

Mr McCooke brings 30 years of senior management experience in Healthcare businesses. As CEO of Solexa, from its spin-out from the University of Cambridge in 2000 to its NASDAQ listing in 2005, he led the development of the world's leading Next Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS) technology, which is the basis of Illumina's current product line.

Mr McCooke comments: "I'm thrilled to be joining DNAe at this exciting point in the company's evolution. I was proud to be part of the NGS revolution ten years ago and I believe that bringing the technology to clinicians at the point of need is the next revolution."

CEO and Chairman Prof. Chris Toumazou adds: "This is a key appointment for DNAe, as we build a world-class management team to bring our Genalysis® molecular diagnostics platform to market. Nick's experience, both in NGS technology and in the diagnostics markets will help us to develop ground-breaking new products that give clinicians rapid actionable diagnosis of life-threatening conditions."

Members of the media interested in scheduling a briefing with DNA Electronics' new CBO Nick McCooke can do so by contacting Claire Furner at claire[at]evokedset[dot]com

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