Photo Release -- Complete Genomics Appoints Ethan Knowlden as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Complete Genomics, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: GNOM) ("Complete"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of BGI-Shenzhen, a leading international genomics organization based in Shenzhen, China, today announced that it has appointed Ethan Knowlden as senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary.

Complete Genomics Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary Ethan Knowlden

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"Ethan combines outstanding business development and legal skills with a global healthcare mindset," said Complete CEO Dr. Clifford Reid. "His knowledge and insight will prove to be valuable resources as we move closer to our goal of delivering high-throughput, clinical-grade, whole human genome sequencing for our customers."

Knowlden joins Complete from Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc. where he served as vice president of business development and licensing, and corporate counsel. Prior to his more than 13 years of corporate experience with Novartis, and its predecessor Chiron Corp., Knowlden spent seven years in private practice. He was a corporate and securities specialist with Dallas, TX-based law firms Hughes & Luce L.L.P. (now K&L Gates) and Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP.

"Whole human genome sequencing will dramatically change the way in which healthcare is practiced in many countries during the next decade and I am delighted to be part of the Complete team at this transformative time," Knowlden said. "I am confident that Complete's highly-accurate, whole genome sequencing technology and the new applications that it has under development will prove invaluable in the clinic."

Knowlden received his law degree from the University of Virginia. He also has a bachelor of arts degree in art and economics from Wesleyan University.

About Complete

Complete Genomics is a leader in accurate whole human genomic sequencing. Using our proprietary sequencing instruments, chemistry, and software, we have sequenced more than 15,000 whole human genomes for our research customers over the past three years. Our mission is to provide the technology for sequencing one million human genomes, enabling researchers and clinicians to improve human health through the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of genetic diseases and conditions. Additional information can be found at

CONTACT: Complete Contact Denise Kruse Senior Marketing Manager +1 (650) 943-2654 Media Contact Lisa Osborne Rana Healthcare Solutions + 1 (206) 992-5245

Source: CompleteGenomics, Inc.