SOURCE: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.

July 12, 2007 17:12 ET

Hany Massarany Appointed Chief Operating Officer

TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwire - July 12, 2007) - Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: VMSI) announced today that Hany Massarany has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Massarany has been with Ventana since July 1999, serving most recently as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations.

Christopher Gleeson, Ventana's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Ventana has been fortunate to benefit from Hany's extensive expertise and diagnostics' industry experience both within the US and internationally. His outstanding leadership and results orientated focus has been instrumental in Ventana's growth, and he brings an unmatched energy and enthusiasm to our organization. As we move forward with our strategic plans, we look forward to continuing to work closely with Hany in his new role as chief operating officer."

Mr. Massarany joined the company from Bayer Diagnostics where he was Vice President of the Critical Care/Point of Care business segment. Prior to Bayer, he worked in management positions with Chiron Diagnostics Corporation and Ciba Corning. Mr. Massarany holds a B.S. degree in Microbiology and Immunology from Monash University and has an M.B.A. from University of Melbourne.

About Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.

Ventana Medical Systems develops, manufactures, and markets instrument/reagent systems that automate slide preparation and staining in anatomical pathology and drug discovery laboratories worldwide. Ventana's clinical systems are important tools used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Ventana's drug discovery systems are used to accelerate the discovery of new drug targets and evaluate the safety of new drug compounds. Visit the Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. website at http://www.ventanamed.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Christopher M. Gleeson
    President and CEO
    (520) 229-3787

    Lawrence Mehren
    Chief Financial Officer
    (520) 229-3857

    VENTANA MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    1910 E. Innovation Park Drive
    Tucson, Arizona 85755
    (520) 887-2155