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Nanogen Gets New CEO, President, and COO

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 - Nanogen CEO Randy White and President and COO Kieran Gallahue will both step down at the end of the year, the company said today.

 

Nanogen said White, who is leaving due to "health reasons," will be replaced by Executive Chairman Howard Birndorf. Gallahue, who will leave for a position at an unrelated medical-technologies company, will be replaced by Bruce Huebner, who has been a consultant for Nanogen since August.

 

No further information was provided.

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