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HELICOS BIOSCIENCES CORP 8-K 2007

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  2. 8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549


FORM 8-K


CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 3, 2007


HELICOS BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware

 

001-33484

 

05-0587367

(State or Other Jurisdiction

 

(Commission

 

(IRS Employer

of Incorporation)

 

File Number)

 

Identification No.)

 

One Kendall Square

 

 

Building 700

 

 

Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

02139

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

(617) 264-1800

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Item 5.02.         Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On October 3, 2007, Helicos BioSciences Corporation (“Helicos” or the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that Stephen J. Lombardi, age 52, was elected President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company reporting to Stanley N. Lapidus, co-founder and CEO.  In addition, the Company announced that Mr. Lapidus has been named as Chairman of the Board of Directors and that Noubar B. Afeyan, co-founder and previous chairman of the Board of Directors, has been appointed as lead independent director of the Board.

Prior to his election as President, Mr. Lombardi served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since February 2007.  Mr. Lombardi joined Helicos in June 2006 as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  Prior to Helicos, Mr. Lombardi spent four years as a Senior Vice President at Affymetrix, Inc., serving as an executive in its Corporate Development, Product R&D and Marketing divisions.  From 1986 to 2002, Mr. Lombardi was employed by Applied Biosystems (AB), a division of Applera Corporation, most recently as Senior Vice President of Applications and Products.

SIGNATURES

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.

 

HELICOS BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

/s/ Stanley N. Lapidus

Date: October 3, 2007

 

Name:

 

Stanley N. Lapidus

 

 

Title:

 

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

 



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