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Blackstone Appoints Savage Chair; Millennium s Grigorenko Joins NuGen Board

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 - Expression Analysis, the Research Triangle Park, NC-based gene-analysis startup, said on Aug. 26 that it had hired Wendell Jones as senior research statistician.


Jones will provide customized statistical planning and analysis for company clients. He was previously senior software reliability engineer at IBM.


Expression Analysis, which has close ties to Duke, uses Affymetrix microarrays to provide gene testing and analysis services.



Michael Savage, former CEO of Molecular Simulations, has joined the board of Blackstone Computing as chair.


From 1991 to 1999, Savage was chief of MSI, now known as Accelrys. He currently runs a scientific consulting business in San Diego.


Blackstone, based in Worcester, Mass., provides life-sciences software.



NuGen said on Aug. 19 that Millennium Pharmaceuticals microarray expert Elena Grigorenko has joined the company's advisory board.


At Millennium, Grigorenko leads cross-site microarray platform-evaluation efforts to improve RNA-labeling efforts. Before joining that company in 2000, she directed the microarray core facility at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.


NuGen, based in San Carlos, Calif., is developing linear-amplification technology for gene expression analysis.


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