Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Specific Technologies in Mountain View, CA

Specific Technologies

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Elias Fayad as Vice President of Software at Specific Technologies in Mountain View, CA. He has been leading software development, data mining and visualization product development projects for almost 20 years. He previously served as the Director of Software Engineering, Instrument Control & Customer Applications for Pacific Biosciences. He holds a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering from The Ohio State University.

About Specific Technologies

Specific’s industry-leading team is developing clinically proven, regulated in vitro diagnostic systems based on a low cost and labor-saving sensor technology that enables rapid detection, Gram status and species identification (ID) of microorganisms directly in the blood culture bottle. The Company’s patented chemical fingerprinting technology combines detection and ID steps into a single, hands-free step, enabling faster time to result, laboratory costs savings and labor saving that speed time from sample-to-answer. Leveraging the same innovative technology, Specific is also developing an antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) paradigm that would represent a new level of speed, ease of use and affordability in the all-important phenotypic determination of antibiotic susceptibility. These two systems will work in concert to offer a modernized next-generation workflow for the microbiology laboratory.