today announced that Dr. Eric Brouwer, Ph.D, has joined SQI as the Chief Scientific Officer (“CSO”). In this capacity, he will be responsible for developing and executing the Company’s Research and Development programs. This includes leading all aspects of the product development process and the development of the Company’s expanding product pipeline. He will also serve as an important interface with our key clients and partners.
SQI is a Toronto-based life sciences and diagnostics company that develops and commercializes proprietary technologies and products for advanced multiplexed diagnostics.
Dr. Brouwer is an accomplished leader in the life sciences sector, with experience in assay design and development, product launch, clinical studies and regulatory submissions. He was most recently the Chief Scientific Officer of Trinity Biotech, of Bray, Ireland, and CEO of Trinity Biotech’s Swedish subsidiary, Fiomi Diagnostics AB. Trinity Biotech develops, manufactures and markets diagnostics products in autoimmune disease, cardiac markers, infectious disease, and point of care tests.
Before working at Trinity, Dr. Brouwer was employed at Abbott Laboratories for 15 years and held progressively senior positions leading Assay Research and Development in Point of Care diagnostics lastly serving as Director, Assay Research and Development.
Dr. Brouwer received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Carleton University in Ottawa and served there as Adjunct Chemistry Professor from 2000 to 2005.
“SQI presents an exciting opportunity for me to bring my years of experience in assay development to an innovator in the life sciences market,” said Dr. Eric Brouwer. “I am looking forward to joining the team that delivers SQI’s commercial and technological goals.”
“We are very pleased to have Dr. Brouwer join us at this very exciting time in our corporate development,” said Andrew Morris, CEO of SQI Diagnostics. “Eric brings a combination of product launching, scientific and leadership skills that will help propel SQI to the next level.”
About SQI Diagnostics
SQI Diagnostics is a life sciences and diagnostics company that develops clinical grade multiplexed microarray and molecular assays run on its automated instrumentation for the pharmaceutical research, animal health, and clinical diagnostics markets. SQI develops custom research and diagnostic assays that are multiplexed; meaning the simplification, consolidation and automation of many individual tests into one. This increases sample throughput, reduces time, cost and chance for human error, and provides excellent data quality. For more information, please visit sqidiagnostics.com.
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