SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Twist Bioscience Corporation (NASDAQ: TWST), a company enabling customers to succeed through its offering of high-quality synthetic DNA using its silicon platform, today announced the promotion of Patrick J. Finn, Ph.D., to the newly-created position of chief commercial officer. Dr. Finn previously served as senior vice president of commercial operations.
“Paddy built our global sales, marketing and support organizations from the ground up, led the launch of both our commercial synthetic biology and genomics offerings, and continues to drive top line growth and market penetration for all business segments,” said Emily M. Leproust, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder of Twist Bioscience. “We look forward to Paddy’s leadership in his new role overseeing the commercial development for our synbio and genomics product lines, but also in our medium- and longer-term market opportunities in biopharma and DNA data storage.”
“It is an honor to work with the incredibly talented and motivated individuals at Twist, and as a team we have already achieved a tremendous amount in driving disruptive products and technology into the markets we serve,” commented Dr. Finn. “I look forward to building on the strong foundation we have created in our sales, marketing and support organizations to accelerate our growth and amplify the important work we are doing to supply synthetic DNA-based products that enable our customers to improve health and sustainability.”
In his new role, Dr. Finn will be responsible for global commercialization of all products in addition to commercial development activities. Dr. Finn joined Twist Bioscience in 2015, building the company’s sales force in advance of the launch of its commercial synthetic DNA products. He subsequently led the commercialization of the company’s second product line focused on target enrichment for next generation sequencing applications. He joined Twist from Enzymatics (now QIAGEN), where he was vice president of sales, leading commercial activities for North America and Europe. Prior to Enzymatics, he held positions with increasing commercial focus, including director of business development at Agilent Technologies, director of product development for Beckman Coulter, and multiple technical roles in product development within Invitrogen and GE Healthcare/Amersham International. Dr. Finn also served on the scientific advisory boards of Lasergen and Enzymatics. He holds a Ph.D. in nucleic acid chemistry from Southampton University and a B.Sc. Hons in Chemistry from Heriot-Watt University.
About Twist Bioscience Corporation
Twist Bioscience is a leading and rapidly growing synthetic biology company that has developed a disruptive DNA synthesis platform to industrialize the engineering of biology. The core of the platform is a proprietary technology that pioneers a new method of manufacturing synthetic DNA by “writing” DNA on a silicon chip. Twist is leveraging its unique technology to manufacture a broad range of synthetic DNA-based products, including synthetic genes, tools for next-generation sequencing (NGS) preparation, and antibody libraries for drug discovery and development. Twist is also pursuing longer-term opportunities in digital data storage in DNA and biologics drug discovery. Twist makes products for use across many industries including healthcare, industrial chemicals, agriculture and academic research.
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