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Practichem Names Dr. Vikas Padhye as President

Industry Leader Joins Biotech Tools Firm

Raleigh, NC –June 7, 2016 – Practichem, the Raleigh-based biotech instrument company, today named Dr. Vikas Padhye as their President.

“Practichem is experiencing significant growth,” said Nick DeMarco, founder and CEO. “Vikas is the right person to help establish our leadership in the biotech community. We share values. We believe in getting simpler tools out to more people, to accelerate cures for horrific diseases.”

Vikas comes to Practichem after nearly 20 years of leadership with Teledyne Isco. His expertise ranges from sales and marketing to research and development.

“Practichem is positioned to make significant contributions to the advancement of science and improve our understanding of biomolecules,” commented Vikas. "Having the opportunity to apply my experience to an organization dedicated to designing affordable, accessible tools is an opportunity I relish.”

Vikas joined Teledyne in 1997, and worked in chromatography, sales and marketing; he ultimately became General Manager and Executive Vice President. Prior to joining Teledyne, he served in leadership roles at Gelman Sciences division of Pall Corporation and at Promega Corporation. He holds a PhD in Microbiology from Utah State University and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

About Practichem

Biotech instrumentation firm Practichem advances research by developing simple, affordable and accessible lab tools. Their flagship, Arista Slice, efficiently purifies proteins using chromatographic techniques, requiring only one-quarter the space and sporting one-half the cost -- and includes the industry’s first browser controlled interface. Practichem, headquartered in Raleigh, NC, has offices in Madison, WI and Oxford UK. The firm recently completed a $5 million capital raise. Additional product information is available at practichem.com.

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