HELICOS BIOSCIENCES CORP 8-K 2007
Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 30, 2007
HELICOS BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION
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(d) The Board of Directors of Helicos BioSciences Corporation (Helicos or the Company) elected Ronald A. Lowy to serve as a member of the Companys Board of Directors effective as of October 30, 2007. Mr. Lowy will serve as a Class III Director whose initial term will expire at the annual meeting of stockholders held in 2010. Since April 2007, Mr. Lowy has served as a self-employed consultant. Mr. Lowy was the President and CEO of Fisher BioSciences from November 2004 until April 2007. Previously, Mr. Lowy was President, Global Connectivity Solutions of ADC Telecommunications in 2004 and President and Chief Operating Officer of Krone Group from 2001 to 2004. The Board has not yet determined what committees Mr. Lowy may serve on. There are no arrangements between Mr. Lowy and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Lowy was selected as a director. There are no transactions, or proposed transactions, to which the Company is or was to be a party and in which Mr. Lowy had a direct or indirect material interest that are required to be disclosed under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Lowys election is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
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.
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