GARDEN GROVE, Calif., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HYCOR Biomedical, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of in vitro diagnostic products for the global allergy, autoimmune and urinalysis markets, together with owner Linden, LLC, today announced the appointments of Vijay Aggarwal, Ph.D. and James Koziarz, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors as part of its global growth strategy.
"We are thrilled to welcome Drs. Aggarwal and Koziarz to the HYCOR team and are confident they will have meaningful impact in areas critical for the company's continued growth," said Richard Novak, Chairman of HYCOR's Board of Directors, and Operating Partner at Linden, LLC. "Both of these gentlemen have extensive backgrounds in clinical diagnostics for market leading companies, and we are certain that HYCOR will benefit from their guidance in the near and long term."
Dr. Aggarwal brings more than 30 years of experience and leadership in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics industries, having served in senior management positions for a number of leading companies, including Quest Diagnostics, IBT Laboratories and SmithKline Beecham. As Director, Dr. Aggarwal will support the HYCOR management team in a variety of capacities with a particular focus on channel development in clinical laboratories.
Dr. Koziarz joins HYCOR's Board after a distinguished 25 year career at Abbott Laboratories, where he held several senior management and executive positions, including Corporate Vice President for Diagnostic Products Research & Development. Dr. Koziarz is also an active advisor to several leading life sciences companies. As Director, Dr. Koziarz will support the HYCOR management team on next generation assay and platform development strategies for global customers.
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with these two leaders in clinical diagnostics and are confident it will benefit HYCOR, the healthcare professionals and pati