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Chad Brown

NanoString Technologies has appointed Chad Brown senior vice president of sales and marketing. With more than 35 years of experience in life science tools and clinical diagnostics, Brown most recently served as the president and head of commercial operations for North America at Qiagen. Prior to that, Brown was with Roche Diagnostics Corporation, where he held a series of commercial leadership positions in the applied sciences and centralized diagnostics businesses. He has also held sales leadership positions in several medical device and healthcare companies, including Chiron Diagnostics, Rotech Healthcare, Apria Healthcare, and Humana.

Brown succeeds Barney Saunders, who is expected to stay with NanoString for a three-month transition period before pursuing other professional opportunities.

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