Lumera names new members of scientific advisory board

April 25, 2006 – Lumera Corp. (Nasdaq:LMRA), a nanotechnology company, announced that Leroy Hood, president and co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology, and Josh LaBaer, founder and director of the Institute of Proteomics at Harvard Medical School, have joined its scientific advisory board.

Hood is a leading scientist in molecular biotechnology and genomics. His research focuses on the study of molecular immunology and biotechnology. He has published more than 600 peer-reviewed papers and co-authored textbooks in biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology and genetics.

LaBaer is the inventor of a new protein array technology called Nucleic Acid Programmable Protein Arrays (NAPPA). The NAPPA technology, first published in the July 2004 issue of the journal Science, provides a simple, cost-effective way to produce, as a single element of a microarray, freshly synthesized protein corresponding to any gene of known sequence.


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