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Strand Life Sciences strengthens team

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Strand Life Sciences has appointed Thon de Boer, formerly of Agilent Technology, as its senior director of product management, software. His primary responsibilities at Strand will include managing and expanding Strand's software product portfolio activities from concept to customer and providing strategic direction for software product development.

'We are pleased to welcome Thon as a member of our management team,' said Francois Mandeville, executive vice president, Strand Life Sciences. 'Thon has unparalleled expertise and experience in bioinformatics product development and programming, and in-depth knowledge of many bioinformatics software solutions. We are confident that his addition to our team will be invaluable as we continue to expand our footprint on a global basis to meet increasing customer demand.'

De Boer's experience includes more than 14 years of hands-on experience in product management, as a researcher and manager in both international research institutes and commercial enterprises. He is an undergraduate in biology and a PhD in molecular biology from VU University, Amsterdam.