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Biocept: Quyen Dao-Haddock

Biocept has appointed Quyen Dao-Haddock to its board of directors, effective immediately. The company's board has increased to eight members as a result. Dao-Haddock will serve on Biocept's audit committee. She is a certified public accountant with more than 20 years of accounting experience and is controller of real estate investment trust IQHQ, which is focused on the life sciences industry. She previously was chief accounting officer of Presidio Property Trust. Before that she was corporate controller of American Assets Trust.

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