NEW YORK, July 25 - Affymetrix has named Robert Ellis, who stepped down as CEO of Genometrix just before the company closed its doors June 25, to the position of vice president, product development and quality. 

The company also announced that Barbara Caulfield would be the new vice president and general counsel, replacing Vern Norviel, who has become the new general counsel of subsidiary Perlegen.

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