GUILFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 09, 2022--Quantum-Si Incorporated (Nasdaq: QSI) (“Quantum-Si,” “QSI” or the “Company”), a life sciences company commercializing single molecule protein sequencing, today announced the appointment of Patrick Schneider, Ph.D., as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Schneider will succeed Michael McKenna, Ph.D., who will remain as Executive Vice President, Product Development and Operations.
“We have made substantial progress towards launching the world’s first true next generation protein sequencing system and I am thrilled to work with Patrick to raise the probability of our near-term and long-term success,” said Jonathan Rothberg, Ph.D., Interim Chief Executive Officer, Founder and Executive Chairman of Quantum-Si. “Patrick brings more than two decades of life science senior leadership experience and I am excited to be able to pass the day-to-day leadership of this gifted team to him as we execute our ambitious plans to transform the proteomics landscape.”
Schneider brings over 25 years of experience as an accomplished life science leader and entrepreneur. Schneider joins Quantum-Si from MilliporeSigma, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Business Development and Innovation, and Chair of the Life Science Innovation Board. During his 16-year tenure with MilliporeSigma and its predecessor entities, Schneider held roles of increasing responsibility and led strategy development for the Research Solutions Business Unit, executed over 250 technology access, co-development and distribution agreements, developed in- and out-licensing strategies, and oversaw a global team of over 300 biologists, chemists and engineers. Earlier in his career, Schneider served as Vice President of R&D, Business Development and Scientific Affairs at Serologicals, Inc., where he developed and implemented the company’s M&A and partnership strategy. He also served as Chief Scientific Officer at Chemicon International, where he founded the Beckman Institute for Biomedical Research and co-founded Genome Biosciences, Inc., and Integrated Cell Technologies, Inc.
“I’m honored to help lead this impressive company into the future of next generation protein sequencing,” said Dr. Schneider. “I am excited about the Quantum-Si technology – to bring the power and scalability of semiconductor chip technology to this field and help answer questions in proteomics that might be too difficult or expensive to answer using historical approaches. Together with the rest of the leadership team, I’m eager to start building this ecosystem with our first launch this year.”
Schneider holds a B.S. in microbiology from Northern Arizona University and earned a Ph.D. in biology from the University of California, Irvine, where he conducted virology research for neurotropic RNA viruses.
About Quantum-Si Incorporated
Quantum-Si is focused on revolutionizing the growing field of proteomics. The Company's suite of technologies is powered by a first-of-its-kind semiconductor chip designed to enable single molecule next-generation protein sequencing and digitize proteomic research in order to advance drug discovery and diagnostics beyond what has been possible with DNA sequencing. Learn more at www.quantum-si.com.
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