Thursday, February 28, 2008

Affymetrix - My New Employer

Affymetrix was just named one of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies. In the March 2008 issue, Fast Company Magazine ranked Affymetrix 13th, right alongside leading innovative brands like Google, Apple and Facebook. Affymetrix is the only life sciences company on the list and is ranked in front of companies like Disney, IBM and Boeing.

“Imagine going in for a half-hour doctor's visit and coming out with a treatment plan tailored to your unique genetic blueprint. That's the vision at Santa Clara, California-based Affymetrix, which makes lab tests that scan tissue samples for variations in thousands of genes…Now the race is on to develop tests for genetic predisposition to heart disease and the most common types of cancer.”

I'm excited to be a part of this innovative biotechnology organization and am busy assimilating myself to the company. If anyone has any suggestions on good places to network within the biotech industry, helpful associations or users groups that might be useful in my recruiting efforts, I welcome the input!


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