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from http://www.xconomy.com/ 870 days ago

Luke Timmerman

Integrated Diagnostics is best known as the Seattle startup looking to carry out Lee Hood’s vision of spotting cancer in a drop of blood. But the company is moving ahead on another bold vision, in which it is seeking to disrupt the world of molecular imaging.

InDi is announcing today it has set up a new division, called InDi Imaging, in Southern California near the Caltech lab of co-founder Jim Heath. The new division, which CEO Al Luderer says could be eventually spun out into an independent company, will be led by veteran executive Norm Hardman, a former president and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FOLD) and chief operating officer of Onyx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ONXX). InDi Imaging will also be advised by UCLA professor Michael Phelps, a pioneer of positron emission tomography (PET) scanning, one of the workhorse technologies of modern medical imaging.

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