Brian is a seasoned and successful sales executive with the acumen to aggressively drive Nanopoint's sales growth
Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) May 13, 2008
Nanopoint Inc., an award-winning developer of cellTRAY® Fluidics and Imaging System products, announced today that Brian Weatherly has joined the company as Director of Sales. Weatherly, formerly Marketing Director of Bioscience Consultants, Inc., brings 28 years of highly successful experience in biomedical research, marketing and sales. He participated previously as marketing director and principal investigator for two startup companies and brings extensive relationships with the National Institutes of Health both as a technical sales representative and principal investigator for NCI research contracts. In his new role at Nanopoint, Weatherly will be responsible for expanding Nanopoint's sales into the live-cell imaging markets.
Weatherly will pay an immediate key role in Nanopoint's June launch of its cellTRAY® Imaging System Model CT-2000 and in alerting the targeted end-user markets that the cellTRAY Fluidics System Model CT-2000F will be commercially available for purchase. Nanopoint's cellTRAY® Imaging System Model CT-2000 implements the precision navigation and image acquisition capabilities for drug screening and targeted nanoparticle delivery applications. The Model CT-2000 offers the most advanced, on-microscope, environmental control system available. The system allows experiments to run on an inverted microscope for extended periods of time, enabling time-lapse imaging of live cells over the course of several days.
"Brian is a seasoned and successful sales executive with the acumen to aggressively drive Nanopoint's sales growth," said Cathy Owen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nanopoint. "We are very pleased to have him join our team and are confident that his proven skills in biomedical sales and his ability to build a strong client portfolio will create momentum for Nanopoint in our targeted life science, drug discovery, stem cell and biotech markets."
Weatherly developed over 1500 investigator clients when he was technical representative for Taconic Farms and grew that firm's mid-Atlantic territory from $280k annual to over $3M during his 10-year tenure. During that time, Weatherly secured a major transgenic repository contract with the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAD) helping pave the path to Taconic's subsequent dominance in transgenic sales and services worldwide. Under Weatherly's oversight, Taconic became the largest rodent supplier and his client base included Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, University of Virginia, Human Genome Sciences, MedImmune, Astra-Zeneca, and Covance, as well as a host of other universities and biotech firms in the Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware region. His deep understanding of the biomedical research market began early in his career with a B.S. in Microbiology from Auburn University.
Brian Weatherly stated, "It is with great enthusiasm that I join the Nanopoint team as Director of Sales. My sales background, professional long-term relationships, and my successes in biomedical research, as well as my existing knowledge of the life science marketplace should enable me to contribute meaningfully to Nanopoint's future growth."
Nanopoint's cellTRAY-based systems have been carefully designed to enable scientists to easily move from a Petri dish or microtiter plate style of research to a more precise live cell imaging system. Each of the products has been designed to allow a methodical migration to a miniaturized research platform starting with the cellTRAY, a microscope slide-sized high precision etched well device that can be used with any laboratory equipment supporting slides, to the cellTRAY Imaging System Model CT-1000 which is an add-on to an upright or inverted microscope, to the cellTRAY Fluidics System Model CT-2000F and the cellTRAY Imaging System Model CT-2000 which can be easily added to an inverted microscope. Nanopoint's proprietary software provides the navigation, camera, shutter and filter controls, auto-focus, and microfluidics control necessary for today's demanding live cell imaging applications.
About Nanopoint, Inc.:
Nanopoint, Inc. is a privately-held nano-biotechnology company that is revolutionizing the study and treatment of diseases with its live cell imaging solutions. Nanopoint's cellTRAY Fluidics and Imaging System products have broad applications to life science research, drug discovery, and biopharmaceutical production as well as other areas where live cell analysis is important. For more information, visit the Nanopoint website at http://www.nanopointimaging.com.
cellTRAY is a registered trademark of Nanopoint, Inc.
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