Dr. Greg Lamka joins PathSensors Scientific Advisory Board

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Biotech company adds seed industry veteran to guide plant pathogen business growth

Gregory Lamka, PhD: the newest member of PathSensors' Scientific Advisory Board

Greg Lamka, PhD

“I am excited to work with a fast-growing technology company like PathSensors,” says Dr. Lamka. “CANARY technology has the potential to be very beneficial to the agricultural plant industry.”

PathSensors, Inc., a leading environmental testing company, has appointed Greg Lamka, PhD to its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Lamka will assist PathSensors in expanding the use of the company’s CANARY® technology in the field of plant pathogen detection.

PathSensors deploys the CANARY® test platform for the detection of harmful pathogens, including a number of bacteria, viruses, toxins, fungi, and other agents that cause serious diseases in plants. The company is working with a number of partners on the development of assays for additional plant pathogens and a multi-sample testing platform for high throughput and multiplex detection of plant pathogens.

“We are thrilled to welcome Greg to our Scientific Advisory Board,” says PathSensors President Ted Olsen. “His decades of industry experience will be invaluable as we seek to secure strategic partnerships and broaden our technology’s impact on plant and seed health testing.”

Dr. Lamka joins the PathSensors Scientific Advisory Board after 22 years at Dupont Pioneer Hi-Bred International. During that time he held positions including Global Seed Treatment Strategy Manager, Global Phytosanitary Regulatory Manager, and Global Quality Assurance Manager. Dr. Lamka has been recognized for his efforts through the DuPont Engineering Excellence Award, ASTA President’s Distinguished Service Award, Iowa Seed Association Distinguished Service Award, and the American Phytopathological Society’s Excellence in Industry Award.

“I am excited to work with a fast-growing technology company like PathSensors,” says Dr. Lamka. “CANARY technology has the potential to be very beneficial to the agricultural plant industry.”

About Greg Lamka

Dr. Lamka has over 40 years experience in the seed industry. He has domestic and international experience due to the breadth of positions he has held. Additionally he has served the entire seed industry through numerous committees and other roles: chairperson, Board of Directors of the Iowa Seed Association; long time active member of the American Seed Trade Association Phytosanitary Committee and the Seed Treatment & Environment Committee; chairperson, International Seed Federation Seed Applied Technology Committee (global education on the benefits of seed treatments, develops documents on the proper and safe use of treatments, and harmonization of regulations involving the movement of treated seed across international borders); active member of the ISF phytosanitary committee, and member of the International Seed Federation Board of Directors. Dr. Lamka holds a BS in agronomy and MS and PhD degrees in plant pathology, from Iowa State University.

About PathSensors, Inc.

PathSensors Inc., a biotech company headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland has developed and commercialized MIT-LL technology enabling the highly reliable identification of airborne and liquid-based pathogens. PathSensors currently offers the Zephyr and BioFlash systems to provide the rapid and highly reliable identification of airborne, liquid and surface-based pathogens. Government organizations and industry currently use these systems for monitoring, detection and identification of pathogens in biosecurity, mail screening, food processing, agriculture and environmental testing. PathSensors is privately held. For more information, please visit http://www.PathSensors.com, call 443.557.6150 or email info(at)PathSensors(dot)com.

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