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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 13, 2011
GENMARK DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
5964 La Place Court, Suite 100
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Resignation of Jon Faiz Kayyem as Director
As previously disclosed, on April 5, 2011, the Board of Directors (the Board) of GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. (the Company) appointed Hany Massarany as a member of the Board, effective May 1, 2011. As a result of Mr. Massaranys appointment to the Board, a majority of the Board is no longer comprised of independent directors as defined under Nasdaq listing requirements. In order to maintain the Companys compliance with Nasdaq independence requirements, Jon Faiz Kayyem (Dr. Kayyem) has resigned as a member of the Board, effective May 13, 2011. The Company is conducting a search for an additional Board member who will satisfy Nasdaq independence requirements and currently intends to reappoint Dr. Kayyem to the Board following appointment of a new independent director. Dr. Kayyem will continue in his role as Chief Scientific Officer of the Company.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|GENMARK DIAGNOSTICS, INC.|
|Date: May 13, 2011|
|Chief Financial Officer|
|(principal financial and accounting officer)|