Advanced Research Technologies adds to Optix sales team

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Advanced Research Technologies (ART) has appointed Matthew Smith, PhD, as senior area sales manager and Sean Pitts as area sales manager for the North American preclinical imaging market segment, which includes the Optix Imaging System.

The Optix is an optical molecular imaging system designed for monitoring physiological changes in living systems at the preclinical study phases of new drugs.

Prior to joining ART, Smith was area sales manager at VisualSonics and held sales management roles at Varian and Chemagnetics. Smith will fulfill the role of senior area sales manager focusing his efforts in Eastern North America.

With over 12 years of top-level sales experience, Pitts will lead the implementation of ART's commercial strategy in western North America as well as oversee ART's channel development for preclinical imaging, in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining ART, Pitts was area sales manager for VisualSonics and has held various sales roles at Millipore Corporation and Stratagene.