We have been retained by one of our long-time clients to help them in a business acquired about two years ago in the field of molecular diagnostics. The particular technology of this business has very exciting applications for the discovery of pathogens in all sorts of samples, including human and animal, as well as any organic matter. Not only will this technology lead to rapid progress in the development of "personalized" therapeutic medicines, it will also lead to discovery and identification of new pathogens, such as the H1N1 virus. So, while the market is largely a clinical one at this point, there is the real possibility that the commercial market for the technology, such as forensics, food manufacturing, and public health and safety, could be just as large or larger.
Our search engagement is for the position of Head of the Global Commercial Business of this unit of our client. We are seeking executives with experience in gene sequencing companies who have strong marketing and business development backgrounds related to the commercialization of technology. For details, please visit our website Peter Meder and Company, Inc. to view the position description.