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TLV Kumar, John Lindsay, Derek Potter, Alistair Sterling, Sue Cresswell, Markus Yap

Kinetic Concepts has appointed TLV Kumar to be president of the company’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa operations and to be a member of KCI’s executive committee.
Kumar, who will report to President and CEO Catherine Burzik, will be based in the company’s office in Amstelveen, Netherlands. Kumar formerly was president of the Asia-Pacific region at Applied Biosystems and was COO of Asia-Pacific operations at Philips Medical Systems.

Proxeon has added some new faces to its North American and European businesses. John Lindsay will step into the VP of sales and marketing spot in North America, where he will work with VP of North American Business Development John Chakel, formerly of Agilent Technologies.
In the European business, Derek Potter has become director of sales and marketing, Alistair Sterling will be responsible for technical support, and Christian Ingrell will join the company as a product specialist. Sue Cresswell also is joining the company’s marketing communications office.

Markus Yap has joined consulting firm Arthur D. Little as a senior consultant in its global healthcare and life sciences practice. Yap, who is a biomedical engineer, had previously worked at Stryker and GE Healthcare.

The Scan

NFTs for Genome Sharing

Nature News writes that non-fungible tokens could be a way for people to profit from sharing genomic data.

Wastewater Warning System

Time magazine writes that cities and college campuses are monitoring sewage for SARS-CoV-2, an approach officials hope lasts beyond COVID-19.

Networks to Boost Surveillance

Scientific American writes that new organizations and networks aim to improve the ability of developing countries to conduct SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance.

Genome Biology Papers on Gastric Cancer Epimutations, BUTTERFLY, GUNC Tool

In Genome Biology this week: recurrent epigenetic mutations in gastric cancer, correction tool for unique molecular identifier-based assays, and more.