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Dr. Dirk Voelkel, Chief Technology Officer, Innovation and Analytics Life Science joined GE Healthcare Life Sciences in July 2012. In his role he manages the R&D and technology portfolio of GE Life Sciences and Life Science innovation activities. Previously, Dr. Voelkel headed the Research and Technology department in Roche Diagnostics Diabetes Care Mannheim, developing new technologies to address the needs of diabetic patients world wide. In prior roles he was a technology scout in the San Francisco bay area and a project leader in R&D, developing systems for glucose monitoring. Before joining industry, Dr. Voelkel was a researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut for Fluid Dynamics in Göttingen, Germany and Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA. He received a doctorate and diploma for Physics of the University of Göttingen.