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Horizon Discovery Appoints Chris Claxton as Marketing Manager - Discovery Products

20 Jun 2012

Horizon Discovery (Horizon), a leading provider of research tools to support the development of personalized medicines, has announced the appointment of Chris Claxton as Marketing Manager, Discovery Products.

Chris has over twelve years’ experience in strategic and tactical marketing. Most recently Chris was Market Segment Manager at SAFC (a division of Sigma Aldrich), where he was responsible for marketing SAFC’s industrial cell culture offering. Previously Chris was Marketing Director at ArcticDx Inc. and Associate Director Strategic Marketing at Luminex Molecular Diagnostics (formerly Tm Bioscience). Chris has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Science degree and an MBA from the University of Toronto.

At Horizon, Chris will be responsible for marketing the Company’s core products and services, which are based on Horizon’s proprietary rAAV technology for precision genome editing and functional genomics. These include an extensive catologue of over 400 X-MAN cell lines, GENESIS custom cell line engineering and in-vitro and in-vivo assay development and drug screening services. Chris will also be closely involved with strategic marketing initiatives for the company as a whole.

Dr Darrin Disley, CEO of Horizon, commented: “Chris’ previous experience and expertise makes him an ideal addition to the marketing team, and we welcome him to Horizon. As we expand upon the range of markets and applications that the company will be addressing, Chris will play a key role in ensuring that customers are aware of the unique benefits that working with Horizon can bring to them.”