Martin named Accelerate VP

Accelerate Diagnostics has named Juan Martin executive vice president and head of Europe, Middle and Africa operations, the company announced Monday.

"We are delighted to welcome Juan to the Accelerate team," Accelerate Diagnostics President and CEO Lawrence Mehren said. "With the upcoming introduction of our ID/AST system in Europe, Juan's deep experience in this key region will be invaluable as we move to establish leadership in the global clinical microbiology market."

Martin will join the company from his position of senior vice president of Siemens Healthcare operations in Southwest Europe. He previously served as Siemens Healthcare France's general manager and in other positions within Siemens and Dade Behring, including management positions in Turkey and Greece.
Founded in 2004, Accelerate specializes in the development of identification, diagnostics and determining pathogens' resistance development to antimicrobial treatments. Their ID/AST platform uses genetic technology to reduce the time it takes to generate a result with high specificity, the company said in its announcement.

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