CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Daktari Diagnostics, which is commercializing a diagnostic platform to meet the need for accuracy, speed, and simplicity at the point of care, welcomes Dr. Peter Kaspar to its Board of Directors.
Peter has more than 30 years of experience in the life sciences and diagnostics industries. He worked for bioMerieux from 2006 to 2011 as Head of the Microbiology unit and Head of Global Research and Development. He was also instrumental in technological development and business development for the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) in Geneva.
"We are delighted to have Peter join the Daktari Board of Directors," said Bill Rodriguez, M.D., Founder and CEO of Daktari. "Peter brings enormous breadth and depth of experience in the diagnostics industry, in addition to global health expertise. As we look beyond our upcoming HIV and hepatitis C viral load products to a platform for infectious disease and non-communicable disease testing, we will benefit greatly from Peter's extensive knowledge and expertise."
As Peter joins the Board, Professor Ed Roberts of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will step down from his Director position. Ed was a founding Director of Daktari. "As excited as we are to bring Peter Kaspar to Daktari, we are grateful to Ed for his 6 years of outstanding service to the company," noted Bill Rodriguez. "We have all benefited immeasurably from his wisdom, insights, and support."
In addition to Peter Kaspar, Daktari's Board presently includes Thierry Bernard of Qiagen, David Rubin of Merck Global Health Innovation, Aaron Sandoski of Norwich Ventures, and Bill Rodriguez, CEO.
Daktari Diagnostics, Inc. (www.daktaridx.com) is a venture-backed company based in Cambridge, USA. Daktari's mission is to address the world's biggest health problems through the commercialization of portable diagnostic products that can be deployed anywhere in the world. The Daktari technology combines electrochemical sensing with microfluidics, enabling highly accurate, low-cost diagnostics in a handheld format. The Daktari connectivity platform, Daktari InSight, provides seamless data management for diagnostic test results produced at any health facility in the world.
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