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Annai Systems Names Biotech Leader James Levine as Chief Executive Officer

CARLSBAD, CA  July 14, 2016 – Annai Systems, a leading genomic data solutions company, today announced it has appointed biotech veteran James “Jamie” Levine as chief executive officer. Michael Penley will continue to have key executive responsibilities as Annai’s chief business officer.

“Jamie brings the right commercial leadership experience to Annai Systems at an important moment in the life of the company,” said David Szekeres, Annai’s executive chairman. “Annai has now demonstrated unique strength in bringing innovative technologies to bear on problems faced by the genomics industry and is ripe for the caliber of leadership in product commercialization and strategic development that Jamie brings to the team.”

Levine brings more than two decades of leadership experience to Annai Systems. Prior to joining Annai, he was the CEO of Sapphire Energy, Inc. and of Verenium Corporation where he led the successful commercialization of new products for a wide variety of customer industries. Levine previously completed a broad range of financial and strategic assignments in the healthcare and energy industries as a managing director at Goldman Sachs & Co.

“I am honored to join the team at Annai Systems as we launch our new wave of products – the STARPlatform – that address the wide array of data challenges confronting the genomics industry,” said Levine. “Given the enormous opportunities and data limitations of next-generation sequencing, I am excited to bring Annai Systems’ flexible and comprehensive data solutions to our customers.”

About Annai Systems
Annai Systems empowers users of genomic data to secure actionable information from next-generation genome sequencing. Annai Systems’ suite of products, the STARPlatform, is a flexible, fully integrated, end-to-end data management solution for the workflows of commercial and academic research. STARPlatform is fully customizable to the specific needs of individual users for secondary analysis; file storage, search and retrieval; file compression; data aggregation; tertiary analysis; and report generation. For more about Annai Systems, visit or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.