Affymetrix (NASDAQ: AFFX) today announced that Riccardo Pigliucci has been appointed to the company's board of directors effective May 13, 2015. Mr. Pigliucci will serve as a member of the Compensation Committee.

Mr. Pigliucci has served as the Managing Partner of Aldwych Associates, LLP, a management and technology consulting partnership since 2006. Prior to joining Aldwych Associates, Mr. Pigliucci was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Partners International (DPI), a supplier of equipment and services to the drug discovery market. He served as CEO and a member of the board of directors at DPI from 1998 till 2005. Mr. Pigliucci currently serves as Chairman of Medaphor PLC, a global provider of advanced ultrasound training simulators for medical professionals. In recent years, Mr. Pigliucci has served as a director for Dionex, Biosphere Medical and various private companies.

"We welcome Riccardo to our Board of Directors," said Frank Witney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Affymetrix. "Riccardo brings decades of life science and healthcare experience as well as deep knowledge of drug discovery and enabling technologies. I look forward to having the benefit of his counsel at Affymetrix."

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About Affymetrix

Affymetrix technologies enable multiplex and simultaneous analysis of biological systems at the cell, protein, and gene level, facilitating the rapid translation of bench-top research into clinical and routine use for human health and wellness. The Company provides leadership and support, partnering with customers in pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotechnology companies, as well as leading academic, government, and non-profit research institutes in their quest to use biology for a better world. More than 2,300 microarray systems have been shipped around the world and more than 95,000 peer-reviewed papers have been published citing Affymetrix technologies. Affymetrix is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has manufacturing facilities in Cleveland, Ohio, San Diego, Vienna, and Singapore. The Company has about 1,100 employees worldwide and maintains sales and distribution operations across Europe, Asia, and Latin America. For more information about Affymetrix, please visit

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