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Guava CEO Rajen Dalal Resigns; Chairman John Walker Takes Over

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (GenomeWeb News) - Guava Technologies President and CEO Rajen Dalal has resigned, the Hayward, Calif.-based company said today. John Walker, the chairman of Guava's board of directors, has taken over the company as interim CEO.


No information about the reason for Dalal's resignation was immediately available from the company.


In addition to his involvement with Guava, Walkeris an investment advisor to MDS Capital and a vice chairman for biotechnology company Renovis. He is also a director of Discovery Partners International, Geron, and KAI Pharmaceuticals.


In the past, Walkerwas CEO of KAI Pharmaceuticals, Bayhill Therapeutics, Centaur Pharmaceuticals, and Axys Pharmaceuticals.

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