COMBIMATRIX CORP 8-K 2012
Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) April 11, 2012
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On April 11, 2012, CombiMatrix Corporation (the Company) issued a press release announcing the hiring, effective May 1, 2012, of Richard Hockett, M.D. as Medical Director of the Company. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
The information contained in this Item 7.01 and in the exhibit attached to this report is being furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
The Company has hired Richard Hockett, M.D. to serve as its Medical Director effective May 1, 2012.
Dr. Hockett, 52, was the Chief Medical Officer for Affymetrix Inc., a provider of genomic analysis tools and reagents for exploration and genetic testing, from 2009 to 2012. From 1999 to 2008, Dr. Hockett was a Medical Fellow II, Group Leader for Genomic Medicine at Eli Lilly and Company. Dr. Hockett started his career as an academic pathologist in the Department of Pathology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, where he oversaw the Clinical Immunology and Molecular Diagnostic laboratories and his research focused on developmental immunology and HIV disease. Dr. Hockett received his M.D. degree from the University of Minnesota.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.