Aushon BioSystems, Inc. (Aushon) has appointed Joseph Blanchard as chief operating officer (COO) of the company. Blanchard brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in the global life sciences market to his new role, including senior level positions in corporate development, operations management, business development and sales. Blanchard joins Aushon from Decision Biomarkers, where he served as the senior vice president of business development and strategy.

“Strengthening our operations team is critical to our continued growth,” said Peter Honkanen, chief executive officer of Aushon. “Joe’s proven leadership ability, successful track record in introducing technology intensive products to the market and demonstrated skill in growing other thriving companies will ensure that our organization achieves continued success.”

“This is an extremely exciting time to be joining Aushon,” said Blanchard. “The need for improved microarray technologies used in the multibillion dollar biomarker market is enormous. By leveraging the breadth of our technology and expertise, we have a tremendous opportunity to capitalize on this growing demand.”