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    Innovative Biosensors Announces Expansion of Senior Management Team

    Innovative Biosensors Announces Expansion of Senior Management Team

    Innovative Biosensors, Inc. (IBI), a company developing rapid, ultra-sensitive tests to detect harmful pathogens, today announced the expansion of its Senior Management Team to increase the breadth of resources dedicated to the commercialization of the technology. IBI welcomes Joanne Stephenson as Head of Strategic Marketing and Richard Thomas as VP Business Development.

    Joanne Stephenson most recently served as Vice President, Business Development, Sales & Marketing at Response Biomedical Corporation. During 10 years with Response Biomedical, Joanne developed and managed global partnerships that lead to the commercialization of more than 13 new products in the biodefense, critical care and infectious disease rapid testing areas with such entities as 3M, Roche, and Shionogi Diagnostics (Japan). She led the global sales and marketing efforts for these product lines, managing more than 35 distributors and participated in corporate strategic planning. Her education includes an MBA in International Marketing and a B.S. in Biochemistry.

    Richard Thomas recently served as VP of Government Programs for Sceptor Industries, Inc. While at Sceptor Richard was responsible for business development including identification of new markets and applications for the aerosol sampler product line. Mr. Thomas also assisted with Sceptor's organizational growth from supplier of bioaerosol sampling subsystems to provider of integrated biosecurity detection systems. Prior to joining Sceptor, Richard was President of Smiths Detection, where he managed over 100 employees and an operating budget of $25 million. As President, Mr. Thomas increased Smiths Detection's revenue from $12 million in 1998 to over $30 million in 2002.

    Read more at: http://www.genengnews.com/news/bnitem.aspx?name=13138959

    February 22, 2007

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