Diagnostics: ABI 's Hunkapiller departs, Burzik in with personal meds | GenomeWeb

The press release announcing the departure of Michael Hunkapiller, longtime face of Applied Biosystems, left more questions than answers. Hunkapiller had “decided to retire, effective immediately,” according to the release, and had headed straight for a two-week vacation in Hawaii where he could not be reached, according to an ABI spokesman.

The one thing that was clear as industry watchers scratched their heads about Hunkapiller’s surprise exit was that Catherine Burzik, COO, would be taking the reins as president.

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