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Paracel Appoints Hiroshi Shishido as VP Managing Business Development

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PASADENA, Calif.--The specialty bioinformatics hardware company Paracel here has named Hiroshi Shishido to the newly created position of vice-president of business development, where he will lead the formation of strategic bioinformatics partnerships overseas, among other responsibilities. Shishido will be based in Paracel's Foster City, Calif., branch office.

The former president and CEO of DZU Technology, Shishido has also worked as a business consultant specializing in building alliances in the computer industry. According to Kwang-I Yu, Paracel's president and CEO, Shishido "has time and again established or turned around high-technology businesses. His experience in building successful international operations for corporations such as Intel and MIPS Computer is especially valuable in a global bioinformatics market."

Shishido commented, "Paracel is in a unique position to meet the growing computational needs of genetic analysis researchers. The company's state-of-the-art technology, superior engineering capabilities, and supportive partnerships in the bioinformatics community give Paracel a rock-solid foundation for developing bioinformatics systems integration solutions that will set the standard for the industry."

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