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Twist Bioscience: Patrick Weiss, Bill Banyai

Twist Bioscience has promoted Patrick Weiss to chief operating officer from senior VP of R&D and general manager of data storage. It has appointed Bill Banyai as senior VP of advanced development and general manager of data storage.

Before helping to build Twist's operational infrastructure, Weiss served as President and CEO of Operon Biotechnologies. He also founded Xeragon, an RNA synthesis and bioinformatics firm acquired by Qiagen in 2002. He holds a master's degree in chemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and is an author on several patents.

Banyai is a cofounder and director of the company and will maintain his board seat. He led the integration of Genome Compiler, which Twist acquired in 2016 and has overseen facilities expansions. Banyai previously served as VP of hardware at Complete Genomics. He holds a doctorate in optical science from the University of Arizona.

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