|[February 11, 2013]
Evogen, Inc. Adds New Talent to Management Team
LENEXA, Kan. --(Business Wire)--
Evogen gains depth and expertise with the addition of two new
executives.. The industry veterans will position Evogen as a provider of
point-of care diagnostics for infectious disease and reinvigorate
Sceptor Industries as a leader of sensitive sample collection for
government and private sector needs.
The newest members to the executive team are well-known industry leaders:
Hans Kastensmith, President & CEO, comes to Evogen with 23 years of
progressive achievements in healthcare. Mr. Kastensmith founded,
managed, established financing for and advised a number of healthcare
technology and population health management companies. Mr. Kastensmith
has significant experience in running both private and public healthcare
enterprises and led three corporate acquisitions for a public company.
In addition, Mr. Kastensmith maintains vast global networks of high
profile relationships in the healthcare/diagnostics industry nd
government entities and serves as Chairman of several Boards.
Robert Dondes, Chief Operating Officer, is an accomplished executive
with c-suite experience in private and publicly traded healthcare
companies. With a proven record of exceeding corporate financial and
operational objectives, Mr. Dondes also sits on the board of a major
medical device company. Mr. Dondes brings in-depth knowledge of the
investment business, having worked as a senior advisor with several
private equity and venture capital management companies. Further, Mr.
Dondes' tenure as a managed care CEO brings insight that will serve
Evogen well in the current climate of accountable care organizations and
About Evogen, Inc.
Evogen meets the molecular diagnostic collection and detection needs of
a diverse range of customers. The Evogen portfolio includes DNA
extraction methodologies, air collection and monitoring and proprietary
PCR (News - Alert) probe technology providing reliable, sensitive and specific answers.
Through analysis of the specific needs of each customer, Evogen delivers
systems and solutions that provide rapid results while lessening
laboratory workflow impact. Visit Evogen.com
About Sceptor Industries, Inc.
Sceptor provides advanced biological system platforms, assays and
reagent kits, and services to detect and identify biological threat
agents. These detection and identification systems are used by the
Federal Government and major systems integrators within the biodefense
industries for a range of specialist applications including building
security, civil defense, and military force protection. These
biodetection systems are distinguished from competition by their
superior performance, stability, ease of use, and affordability.
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