NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Affymetrix has hired John Runkel to be executive VP and general counsel. Runkel formerly was senior VP of business development at Intuitive Surgical, a corporate secretary at VISX, and he was a managing partner for a law firm in San Francisco.
 

 

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