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Thomas Bailey

NanoString Technologies has appointed Thomas Bailey as chief financial officer. Bailey boasts more than 20 years of experience in life sciences and healthcare organizations. Prior to joining NanoString he served as CFO at AgaMatrix Holdings, a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of medical technologies for diabetes care. Bailey was also CFO and then a CEO at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals. Bailey also has over a decade of experience in investment banking and private equity, including at Credit Suisse First Boston and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He holds a BA in economics from Harvard University and and MBA from Harvard Business School.

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