Dynasil Announces Linda Zuckerman, Ph.D. As New CEO Of Xcede Technologies

NEWTON, Mass., Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynasil Corporation of America (NASDAQ: DYSL) today announced the appointment of Linda Zuckerman, Ph.D. as CEO of Xcede Technologies, Inc., Dynasil's majority owned subsidiary.

Dr. Zuckerman brings to Xcede more than 15 years of biotechnology experience in developing biologics, pharmaceuticals and medical devices from discovery to licensure in both the EU and US.  Her expertise and leadership in both early and late stage product development resulted in several US and EU approvals for topical hemostats such as RECOTHROM® and Raplixa® and related medical devices. 

In 2008, Dr. Zuckerman joined the senior management team at ProFibrix a Seattle/Leiden, NL start-up and assumed the role as President in 2010, overseeing all US- based operations.  Prior to joining ProFibrix, Dr. Zuckerman was a director at ZymoGenetics for seven years overseeing preclinical development and a product development lead.  She received her Ph.D. in 1995 from University of Chicago and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at University of California San Francisco before joining Genentech in 2000.

"I'm thrilled to be working on Xcede's hemostatic patch which will be the foundation to develop products ranging from adjuncts to hemostasis to severe, traumatic bleeding," said Dr. Zuckerman.

"We are delighted that Linda has joined the Xcede team," said Peter Sulick, Chairman and CEO of Dynasil.   "She brings start-up, fundraising and business development expertise to Xcede, as well as extensive experience with EU and US regulatory processes for biologics and medical devices."

About Dynasil
Dynasil Corporation of America (NASDAQ: DYSL) develops and manufactures optical detection and analysis technology and components for the homeland security, medical and industrial markets.

Combining world-class expertise in research and materials science with extensive experience in manufacturing and product development, Dynasil is commercializing products, including dual-mode radiation detection solutions for Homeland Security and commercial applications and sensors for non-destructive testing.  Dynasil has an impressive and growing portfolio of issued and pending U.S. patents.  The Company is based in Watertown, Massachusetts, with additional operations in Mass., Minn., N.Y., N.J. and the United Kingdom. More information about the Company is available at www.dynasil.com.

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Patty Kehe
Corporate Secretary
Dynasil Corporation of America
Phone: (617) 668-6855
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