Ms. Anderson is Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Veracyte, a global genomic diagnostics company that improves patient care by informing diagnosis and treatment decisions in cancer and other diseases. Before Veracyte, Ms. Anderson spent 18 years at Beckman Coulter, where she held leadership positions across the global life sciences and diagnostic business segments, including flow cytometry. After she retired from Beckman Coulter, Ms. Anderson was brought into a life sciences incubator formed by Kleiner Perkins, Versant Ventures and TPG Biotech, where she developed the concept for Veracyte. Veracyte is now a public global company with a market capitalization of nearly $2 billion.
"We are very pleased to welcome Bonnie to the Bruker board, and we especially value her entrepreneurial success, and her many years of genomics testing and diagnostics business expertise. She also has deep insights into oncology, hematology and immunology diagnostic tools and clinical workflows," said Frank Laukien, Bruker’s Chairman, President and CEO. "The addition of Bonnie to our board is very timely as we continue to evolve our Project Accelerate initiatives in multiomics life-science and clinical research tools towards molecular diagnostics solutions. Bonnie shares our goals to serve life science research and medicine with leading measurement tools and diagnostic solutions, and to enhance value for all of Bruker’s stakeholders."
“I am honored to be appointed to the Bruker board, and I am looking forward to contributing to the success of such a dynamic and innovative company. I have admired the breakthrough work Bruker does in advancing life science and clinical research for many years, and I am thrilled to join such an impressive board,” said Ms. Anderson.
“Our board regularly evaluates its composition to ensure it includes the appropriate skills, experience and perspectives to support Bruker’s strategic direction. With Bonnie’s addition, seven new Bruker directors will have joined Bruker’s board in the past five years, including three women,” said Marc Kastner, the Chair of Bruker’s Nominating & Governance Committee.
Bruker is enabling scientists to make breakthrough discoveries and develop new applications that improve the quality of human life. Bruker’s high-performance scientific instruments and high-value analytical and diagnostic solutions enable scientists to explore life and materials at molecular, cellular and microscopic levels. In close cooperation with our customers, Bruker is enabling innovation, improved productivity and customer success in life science molecular research, in applied and pharma applications, in microscopy and nanoanalysis, and in industrial applications, as well as in cell biology, preclinical imaging, clinical phenomics and proteomics research and clinical microbiology.
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