By Ben Butkus

WaferGen Biosystem's Alnoor Shivji has resigned from his role as president and CEO of the company, which is considering as a replacement former Helicos Biosciences executive Steve Lombardi, according to a document filed this week with this US Securities and Exchange Commission.

The move is intended to enhance commercialization efforts surrounding WaferGen's year-old Smart-Chip Real-Time PCR system, according to company executives.

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