SOURCE: Sionex Corporation

October 12, 2006 09:00 ET

Sionex Appoints Eric Kirleis as VP Worldwide Sales

Company to Focus on Sales Within Industrial Sectors

BEDFORD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 12, 2006 -- Sionex Corporation, a company focused on commercializing breakthrough chemical and biological sensors and systems, today announced that it has appointed Eric Kirleis as vice president of worldwide sales based at its corporate headquarters in Bedford.

Following the recent announcement of the availability of the Sionex microAnalyzer™ and its debut at the ISA EXPO 2006 in Houston, TX next week, Sionex continues its strategy of providing microDMx™ sub-systems to OEMs in the process control sector. Eric will provide a sales focus for the company strategy concentrating on the microAnalyzer.

"We are pleased to announce this key appointment as we accelerate our revenue generation through new design wins," said Wes Davis, Sionex's president and chief executive officer. "Eric brings a wealth of experience in the process control and regulatory monitoring markets with a strong sales focus. Sionex success in the threat detection markets is now a main springboard toward further growth for our company in some of the industrial sectors, like process control."

Eric was previously at Mettler-Toledo Ingold where he was responsible for North American sales and marketing serving the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, food & beverage segments. Prior to that, he held the position of director of sales & services at Thermo Electron, Environmental Instruments Division. Eric holds a B.S. in International Business and Economics from the State University of New York, Plattsburgh, an A.L.M. from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.

About Sionex Corporation

Sionex Corporation is focused on commercializing breakthrough chemical and biological sensor chips and systems based on its proprietary microDMx detection technology. Sionex maintains its worldwide headquarters and laboratories in Bedford, Massachusetts. The Company is privately held and was founded in 2001 with patented technology licensed exclusively from The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory. Additional information about Sionex Corporation is available at

microAnalyzer™ and microDMx™ are trademarks of Sionex Corporation.

Forward-looking Statement

Some statements in this announcement constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Sionex Corporation to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements included in this announcement will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of this information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that the objectives and plans of the Company will be achieved.

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