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Dr. Wael Yared

Chief Technology Officer (CTO),
Head Research and Development

1962, US citizen,
Member since joining Tecan in 2019

Tecan is uniquely positioned in one of the most dynamic fields today, namely human health. We are driven by developing innovative, compelling solutions for underserved, critical problems.

Dr. Wael Yared, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Head Research and Development

Wael Yared was appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Global Head of Research & Development and a member of the Management Board in April 2019.

Wael has over 20 years of research and product development experience, bringing complex product platforms to market across various sectors of human health. He held global R&D leadership responsibilities across automation, liquid handling, microfluidics, imaging and detection, spanning instrument hardware, software and algorithm development, as well as reagents for immunoassay and preclinical molecular imaging.

Prior to joining Tecan, Wael was Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development at US-based BioAnalytix, Inc. From 2010 to 2016, he was Vice President and global R&D Leader of the Life Science & Technology business unit at PerkinElmer Inc. Before that, Wael was CTO and Vice President R&D at VisEn Medical Inc. from early stage of the Harvard Medical School spin-out to its acquisition by PerkinElmer in 2010.

Wael received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, USA) for his work on command language algorithms in robotics, and is a named inventor and author on a number of patents and publications.

Professional background (most recent positions)

2016 – 2018

Chief Technology Officer & Vice President, Corporate Development BioAnalytix, Inc.

2010 - 2016

Vice President, Research & Development PerkinElmer Life Sciences & Technology

2003 – 2010

Vice President, Research & Development VisEn Medical, Inc., today part of PerkinElmer

1995 – 2002

Different positions at Arthur D. Little, Inc. and Cambridge Strategic Management Group