Press Releases 01.24.2006
vVisEn Medical Appoints Janet Lankard as Vice President of Sales and Technology Collaborations
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- VisEn Medical today announced that it has appointed Janet Lankard as Vice President of Sales and Technology Collaborations. This newly created position significantly enhances VisEn's commercialization of its proprietary Fluorescence Molecular Tomography (FMT) system and optical imaging probe portfolio. In addition, Janet's efforts will also support advanced application-based partnerships with pharmaceutical and academic leaders in the field. Ms. Lankard brings more than 20 years of life science sales, management and customer support experience to VisEn and joins the Company having led sales and innovation efforts at Applied Biosystems, Affymetrix, and Quantum Dot Corporation.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Janet Lankard to the VisEn Medical management team," said Kirtland G. Poss, President and CEO. "Janet's success and sustained track record of new market growth, sales, management and technical support will be an invaluable asset both to VisEn and to our customers," he added.
"I am very excited by the opportunity to join VisEn at this critical juncture in the Company's development," said Janet Lankard, Vice President of Sales and Technology Collaborations. "VisEn is founded on the vision of imaging to enable translational research and medicine. The Company's in vivo imaging technologies are a natural evolution from my background that is deeply rooted in molecular profiling. With world leading technologies, truly translational product platforms, and industry leading partnerships already in place, I'm thrilled to help drive this next phase of industry adoption and commercial expansion."
Prior to joining VisEn, Janet Lankard was Vice President of Sales and Technical Support for Quantum Dot Corporation from 2004 to 2005. Before that, she was with Affymetrix from 1998 to 2004, where she both developed the market and accelerated sales as a Regional Sales Manager, and later Director of Sales and Technical Support for North America West. Lankard was an Executive Sales Account Manager at Applied Biosystems from 1991-1998. She was also a Sales Representative from 1987 to 1991 for VWR Scientific and from 1984 to 1987 for Collagen Corporation. Ms. Lankard earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo in 1982.
About VisEn Medical
Founded in 2000 based on imaging technologies developed at the Center for Molecular Imaging Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital, VisEn Medical is developing today's leading optical molecular imaging technology platforms. The Company's products enable applied imaging of biologic and molecular processes in vivo, and its products are targeted to the imaging of central disease states including oncology, bone growth, cardiovascular disease and inflammation. VisEn is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts. For further information please visit http://www.visenmedical.com.
Kirtland G. Poss, President and CEO
VisEn Medical, Inc.