NanoString Technologies has appointed Kirk Malloy to its Board of Directors. Malloy brings 20 years of experience in the life science tools, applied markets, and molecular diagnostics markets. He is the founder of consulting firm BioAdvisors, and was previously senior VP and general manager of life sciences and applied markets at Illumina. Prior to that, Malloy worked at Biosite and Qiagen. He also sits on the boards of publicly traded Organovo Holdings and the privately-held firms Edico Genome, iGenomx, and Agilome.