San Diego gene mapping company BioNano Genomics Inc. has appointed a new vice president, Fahim Amini, to lead its commercial operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Amini is joining after his tenure at Mountain View-based Complete Genomics, which was purchased in September 2012 by the Beijing Genomics Institute for $117 million.

BioNano focuses on creating an efficient platform, called Irys technology, to inexpensively and quickly map the human genome.

— SDBJ Staff Report