CLONTECH Laboratories Japan Ltd., Appoints President and Announces Move to New Offices

Feb 18, 1999, 00:00 ET from CLONTECH Laboratories, Inc.

    TOKYO, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- CLONTECH Laboratories Japan today announced
 the appointment of Mr. Junya Tominaga as President and the move to their new
 offices on March 1, 1999.
     Dr. Kenneth Fong, CEO of CLONTECH Laboratories, Inc. headquarters in Palo
 Alto, California , announced that Mr. Junya Tominaga will manage the sales and
 marketing, technical support services, distribution channels and scientific
 collaborations of CLONTECH Laboratories Japan Ltd.
     Dr. Fong indicates that:
     "Mr. Tominaga has excellent contacts in the Japanese scientific community,
 both among customers and other companies, having worked in this field for the
 past 20 years."
     A veteran of the life sciences industry, Mr. Tominaga spent the past six
 years as President of Molecular Dynamics Japan ; prior to that, he was
 President of Tomy Corporation, the MD distributor in Japan and a subsidiary of
 Tomy Seiko Inc.
     He received his Engineering Degree from Hosei University and has lived and
 studied in England and also worked in the US.
     In addition to the announcement of Mr. Tominaga, beginning March 1st, 1999
 CLONTECH Japan will move its offices and distribution activities to:
     2-1-9 Shinkawa, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo
     1F:  Shipping Center
     6F:  New Offices
     Tel:  03-3523-9777
     Technical Support:  03-3523-9609
     Order Desks:  03-3523-9780
     Web Site:
     FAX:  -9771
     Order FAX:  -9781
     Mr. Hiroyuki Masumoto, CLONTECH Laboratories' International Sales Manager
 states that:
     "The new offices and distribution center will enable the company to have
 enough inventory on-hand to improve the next day's delivery service while the
 well-trained technical support staff will be able to respond back immediately
 to end-user inquiries."
     Mr. Masumoto further indicates that "the Japanese-language catalog and
 other printed materials, seminars and web-site will enable local customers to
 communicate more effectively and directly with the staff in the Tokyo
     About the Company
     Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, CLONTECH Laboratories
 ( is a provider of innovative enabling technologies to the
 life sciences research market. Using their expertise in several areas
 including PCR, genetic reporter systems, RNA technology, gene expression
 systems, and differential gene expression, the Company produces a wide range
 of innovative biological systems, kits, and support products that have proven
 to be highly valuable tools in fields like drug discovery, cancer research,
 neurobiology, pharmacology, cell biology, genomics and functional genomics.

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