Akubio, a biosensor technology developer, has appointed Jerry Walker, formerly European president of GE Healthcare Discovery Systems, as chief executive officer. Prior to the acquisition by GE Healthcare, Walker spent over 18 years at Amersham, holding various senior management positions including vice president of informatics and vice president of global service.


Fisher Scientific has named Matthew Friel as senior vice president of corporate development.

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