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Charles Powell Joins Aurora Discovery, Inc. As Vice President Of Sales And Marketing

10/19/2005 5:11:25 PM

SAN DIEGO, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora Discovery announced today a key addition to its senior management team. Charles Powell has joined Aurora Discovery as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Powell will be responsible for leading future sales initiatives, forging strategic relationships with current and future customers and partners, and developing targeted marketing programs to widely commercialize the company's ChemLib(TM) microplates and benchtop microfluidic workstations, including the PicoRAPTR(TM) and Flying Reagent Dispenser(TM). Mr. Powell joins Aurora Discovery with extensive experience in senior sales and marketing positions in the biotech industry. Mr. Powell spent 12 years in various roles at Beckman Coulter where he was instrumental in the Sagian Core Systems product launch and marketing for the company.

"Charles Powell's track record of success makes him an ideal person to join Aurora Discovery's management team," said Peter J. Coassin, Aurora Discovery's President and Chief Technology Officer. "Charles is taking on a key role at a very important time in Aurora Discovery's growth, and he will be instrumental as we to build Aurora Discovery to be a leading supplier of miniaturization science solutions to life science researchers worldwide."

Aurora Discovery, Inc. is a leading provider of products and services that are used in early stage pharmaceutical research, particularly drug discovery and chemical genomics. Aurora Discovery's products shorten the time its takes to identify and evaluate new chemical entities and novel chemical structures against genomic targets in a biological or cell-based assay. Aurora Discovery's technologies accelerate drug discovery and help its pharmaceutical customers to select novel chemical entities quicker and ultimately, develop new medicines and therapies more rapidly and cost-effectively. Located in San Diego, California, the company provides high value solutions to the pharmaceutical research challenge through high-density microplate formats, precision non-contact dispensers for chemical compounds and biological reagents, multi-wavelength fluorescence detectors, and systems integration.

For more information, visit Aurora Discovery on its website at

Aurora Discovery

CONTACT: Aurora Discovery, +1-858-334-4500, or fax, +1-858-334-4564

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