Spanish medical diagnostics firm Stat-Diagnostica has appointed Gerard Vaillant as chairman of its board of directors.
Vaillant has held of number of senior executive positions within Johnson & Johnson, including managing director of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics France; vice president of J&J International; worldwide president, LifeScan, a J&J company; and group chairman, diagnostics worldwide. He was also a member of J&J’s Medical Devices and Diagnostic Group Operating Committee until retiring in 2004. After his retirement from J&J, he remained as a board member of both Luminex and Vivacta.
In addition to his current position with Stat-Diagnostica, Vaillant currently serves as chairman of the board of SafeOrthopaedics and PathoQuest; a board member of Tecan; and a venture partner at KLS Partners.
Stat-Diagnostic said that Vaillant "brings expert industry perspective and guidance" to the company as it prepares for the successive European and US launches of its DiagCORE near-patient testing platform (PCR Insider, 5/16/2013)