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CombiMatrix Promotes Director to Be CEO

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 – CombiMatrix has named Amit Kumar chief executive officer, the company said on Friday. 

Kumar currently is director of CombiMatrix and a senior vice president of Life Sciences at Acacia Research, of which CombiMatrix is a wholly owned subsidiary, the company said in a statement. 

He came to CombiMatrix from Signature Bioscience, where he was president and CEO. 

Kumar will focus on accelerating CombiMatrix’s development of strategic alliances and customer base, and building on CombiMatrix's recent alliances with Roche Diagnostics and NASA , he said in the statement.

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