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Viaken Hires Sales VP and European Sales Director

NEW YORK, April 16 – Informatics service provider Viaken systems has ramped up its sales operations by hiring Andrew Lambert as vice president of sales and Oliver Bayliss as director of its UK-based European sales office, the company said Monday.

Lambert comes to Viaken from healthcare IT services provider Cerner Corporation, where he was group vice president. He has also worked in several other IT sales positions. Bayliss was formerly director of bioinformatics sales for Pharmacopeia, which develops sequence analysis software. 

Viaken, of Gaithersburg, Md, resells and hosts bioinformatics software applications, providing IT bioinformatics support to customers around the world. Unlike other genomics-related Internet hubs, including those offered by DoubleTwist, Compugen, and eBioinformatics, Viaken does not develop proprietary software or content. 

“We have spent the last year building our product and service offerings in order to provide our clients with the highest quality bioinformatics solutions,” Keith Elliston, Viaken’s CEO, said in a statement. “To this, Andy brings his enterprise solutions sales management expertise, complemented by Oliver’s deep domain experience in bioinformatics sales. Andy will concentrate on building a world-class direct and channel partner sales team, and Oliver will spearhead our sales push into Europe."

Viaken launched its European office in late November and has since increased its storage capacities through partnerships with EMC and Internet hosting company Exodus Communications.

Lambert and Bayliss could not be reached for comment on their appointments. 

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