SOURCE: GenVault Corporation

January 11, 2007 09:00 ET

GenVault Appoints Don O'Neil Vice President of Operations

CARLSBAD, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 11, 2007 -- GenVault Corporation today announced that Don O'Neil has joined GenVault as its Vice President of Operations effective January 2, 2007. Mr. O'Neil has more than 13 years experience in life science product development. Most recently Mr. O'Neil was a Global Business Area Director at Invitrogen Corporation.

"As GenVault ramps its commercial efforts this year, I'm pleased to have Don join us at this critical time," said David Wellis, CEO of GenVault. "With Don's domain knowledge and successful experiences at both large and small life science companies, he is a key addition to the senior management team."

Mr. O'Neil will be responsible for overseeing GenVault's sales, manufacturing and engineering operations in support of the growing market for biosample storage. At Invitrogen, Mr. O'Neil was responsible for growing the commodity cell culture business by 10 percent through application specific product introductions and by streamlining operations.

Mr. O'Neil has held additional posts at Illumina Inc., Graviton Inc., Discovery Partners International Inc. and Energy Science Laboratories Inc. and was a Kauffman Fellow at Domain Associates.

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GenVault is the leader in providing DNA sample accessibility for genomic discovery, medicine and identification. GenVault serves customers across medical centers, academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and law enforcement agencies. As a scalable and reliable alternative to traditional freezers and DNA purification systems, GenVault's dry-state platform enables the extraction, preservation, recovery and distribution of DNA at room temperature. Future systems will also accommodate proteins and RNA to provide a comprehensive solution. From its GenPlate to its Dynamic Archive solution, GenVault is continuously developing and refining best practices for DNA sample management. For more information visit us at

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