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TLV Kumar has joined Applied Biosystems as president of Asia Pacific operations. Kumar joins ABI from Philips Medical Systems, where he served as chief operations officer for Asia Pacific. He also is a former managing director of Philips' operations in India.

Kumar will be based in Hong Kong and will lead ABI's operations in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and the 10 nations that comprise the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

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