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Heiner Dreismann, Jane Spencer-Fry, John Jaskowiak

Heiner Dreismann has joined the board of advisors of TSG Partners, a life sciences consulting firm. Dreismann was head of Roche Molecular Diagnostics from 2001 until February 2006. He held a variety of positions in Roche’s diagnostics division since 1985.
 

 
Chip-Man Technologies has appointed Jane Spencer-Fry as vice president of European sales.
 
Spencer-Fry comes to Chip-Man from BioVeris Europe, where she was most recently sales director. She has also held a variety of commercial and scientific roles with Packard Biosciences (now PerkinElmer) and Amersham International.
 

 
ExonHit Therapeutics has hired John Jaskowiak as executive vice president of business and marketing. Jaskowiak will work out of the company’s US subsidiary in Gaithersburg, Md.
 
Jaskowiak comes to ExonHit from Affymetrix, where he was senior director of marketing. His goal at ExonHit will be to “develop a partnering business model for ExonHit's genomics efforts to expand ExonHit's business in diagnostics and personalized medicines," the company said.

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