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Joseph Keegan, Winnie Wan, Kevin King, Peter DeComo, John Kuzmishin, John Miclot, Elizabeth Woo, and Edward Machuga

Joseph Keegan has been named president and CEO of ForteBio, effective Sept. 24. Keegan joins the firm from Molecular Devices, where he served as president and CEO until the firm was acquired earlier this year by MDS. Keegan replaces founding CEO Winnie Wan, who will continue to serve on ForteBio’s board of directors.

Affymetrix said this week that Kevin King has been promoted from president of the life sciences business and executive vice president to president of the company. King joined Affy in January from Thomson Healthcare, where he served as president and CEO. He is a former vice president and general manager of global clinical systems for GE Healthcare.

The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse has elected several new members to its board of directors. Electees include Peter DeComo, chairman and CEO of Renal Solutions; John Kuzmishin, VP of strategic business initiatives at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; John Miclot, president and CEO of Respironics; and Elizabeth Woo, VP of biotechnology for Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Epitome Biosystems has named Edward Machuga VP of sales and marketing. Machuga previously served in sales and marketing roles at GE Healthcare, TekCel, Argonaut Technologies, Applied Biosystems, and Perseptive Biosystems.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.