Ronald Lowy has joined the board of directors of Helicos BioSciences, the company said this week. He is the former president and CEO of Fisher Biosciences, a division of Fisher Scientific (now Thermo Fisher Scientific). Prior to that, he was president of global connectivity solutions for ADC Telecommunications. He also served as president and chief operating officer at Krone.
 

 

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