Add on one more less than honest individual to the world of biotech and science. The NIH was the end recipient here of the invalid information and has been a source of grants for the company. Also note, the article states he was a “former” director, so I would anticipate that he has been replaced in this capacity. BD
Christopher Ma, a former director of business affairs with Auburn, WA-based Syntrix Biochip, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to three years of supervised release, 240 hours of community service, and a $5,000 fine for making false statements. Ma, 35, was accused of submitting false audits to the National Institutes of Health, which provided $7.5 million in grants to the company over seven years for cancer research, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Washington.