Omaha, NE – Streck announced the appointment of Michael van Waes, Ph.D., to the position of Director of Molecular Products. In this role, Dr. van Waes will provide strategic direction of all sales and marketing activities for molecular products.

The addition of Dr. van Waes to the Streck Leadership Team supports the company’s endeavors to bring new and improved molecular products and services to market.

Dr. van Waes was most recently director, Asia Pacific, Canada and Latin America International Distribution Sales for LI-COR Biosciences in Lincoln. Previously, he was associate director and senior scientist at LI-COR Biosciences, senior field applications scientist at Stratagene, Inc., San Diego, and instructor and research professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center department of biochemistry.

Dr. van Waes graduated from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, received his master’s degree from Washington State University and his Ph.D. in microbiology/biochemistry from the University of Montana, Missoula.

About Streck, Inc.
Established in 1971, Streck develops and manufactures products for clinical and research laboratories. Streck’s passion for innovation, quality and service has allowed the organization to become a world leader in the development of quality control and diagnostic products that help laboratories ensure accurate and timely results for patients. Streck offers the industry’s leading automated erythrocyte sedimentation rate instrument and is a worldwide supplier of blood collection tubes that standardize methods for sample collection, stabilization and transportation. Expanding product lines include flow cytometry, body fluids and urinalysis with emerging products being developed for the burgeoning field of molecular diagnostics. For more information, visit

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