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Laurent Bellon, Ph.D.

Laurent Bellon, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Operations

Laurent Bellon joined Cepheid in 2018 as Senior Vice President, Global Operations, where he oversees all aspects of manufacturing, supply chain, technical operations, and facilities.

Prior to joining Cepheid, Laurent was Chief Operating Officer at Genapsys, Inc, a pre-commercial Redwood City-based enterprise focused on the development of point of test next-generation sequencer for life science and diagnostic applications where he was responsible for Genapsys' NGS platform commercial strategy, application research and development, and global operations. Prior to this, Laurent was General Manager of Microarray Business at Thermo Fisher Scientific following the acquisition of Affymetrix, Inc. At Affymetrix, Laurent occupied a variety of roles and was most recently General Manager of the Genetic Analysis Business Unit and Senior Vice President, Global Operations. Prior to joining Affymetrix in 2006, he held senior management positions at Applied Biosystems, Life Technologies, and Ribozyme Pharmaceuticals.

Laurent has more than 25 years of experience in general management, business development, research and development, and operations in the life science and molecular diagnostics industries.

Laurent holds a Ph.D. in Bio-Organic Chemistry and a master’s degree in Biochemistry, both from University Sciences et Techniques, Montpellier, France.

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