Access Genetics Announces New Executive Appointments

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Access Genetics, an Eden Prairie- based molecular diagnostics service and technology company, announced today that it has appointed Paul J. Hoedeman as its CFO, and Elizabeth A. Skinner as VP - Legal, Quality and Regulatory.

Mr. Hoedeman was recently CFO of Edwin Watts Golf, and has previously served as VP of Finance at Home Depot, CFO and CIO of Allied Signal Aerospace, and corporate controller of NCR Corporation. He holds a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas and is a CPA and CMA.

Ms. Skinner has been in private practice as an attorney and consultant, with experience in litigation, compliance, risk and general business matters. She previously was in-house counsel at Children's Hospitals and Clinics and Director, Regulatory and Clinical Appeals at Medica. Ms. Skinner holds a JD from Hamline University and is a RN with 14 years of critical care and ER experience.

"We are delighted to welcome two senior executives with such extensive experience as we continue our rapid growth in this exciting field," said Dr. Ron McGlennen, President and Medical Director of Access Genetics. "Our TeleGene(TM) genetic consultative service and our PowerCord(TM) web-enabled support program for molecular diagnostics are disruptive technologies that are changing the face of laboratory medicine. We are assembling the best possible team to deliver on this opportunity and care for our customers."

About Access Genetics

Access Genetics provides support services, technology and materials for molecular diagnostics laboratories. Through its PartnerLab(TM) program, the company assists laboratories in rapidly initiating, conducting, and expanding high-value, genetic tests for inherited disorders, infectious diseases, pharmacogenomics, and predictive medicine. Its TeleGene(TM) genetic consultative service is the flagship of a suite of web-based tools and services that broadly support best-of-class industry solutions, and enable laboratories to effectively use leading-edge materials and processes.

CONTACT: Terri Poindexter of Access Genetics, +1-952-400-7787,
tpoindexter@access-genetics.com

Web site: http://www.access-genetics.com/

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