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Genometrix Promotes Stafford Brignac to VP Engineering

NEW YORK, Jan 31 – Genometrix said Wednesday it had promoted Stafford Brignac to vice president of engineering.

In his new position, Stafford will be responsible for developing software and information systems and for directing the company’s automation department.

“His experience in management of software engineering and genomics-related automation systems will contribute significantly to our ability to maximize efficiencies and to successfully transfer technology into production,” Bob Ellis, president of Genometrix, said in a statement.

Stafford joined the company in 1998. Previously he developed automation systems at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's Genome Science and Technology Center.

Genometrix of The Woodlands, Tex., sells custom-design and prefabricated microarrays and develops software to analyze gene expression data. The company is currently considering selling its software separately.

Genometrix filed for an initial public offering in March, but has not yet gone public.

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