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Transgenomic Names Quest Alumnus S&M VP; NanoString Taps ABI Vet for Marketing VP; VC Shop Hires Ex-Serologicals CEO, CFO to Help Boost Investments

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Chad Richards has joined Transgenomic as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Richards was national sales director in the Cancer Diagnostics Division at Quest Diagnostics. Before that he was in marketing and sales management at Ventana Medical Systems.

NanoString Technologies has named Lianne McLean vice president of marketing. McLean comes to NanoString from Applied Biosystems, where she was director of global strategic marketing in the Molecular Cell Biology Division. McLean also was involved in marketing whole genome expression arrays, reagents, and model organism arrays at Affymetrix, and was involved in marketing at Roche and at Chiron Diagnostics.  

Louis Tartaglia, who resigned as chief scientific officer of Gene Logic in June, moved into a special advisory role, the company stated in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week. According to the filing, Tartaglia began his one-year stint as an advisor Sept. 1. Gene Logic will pay him a $25,000 retainer per year plus $150 per hour for his services.

Pharsight this week said it has hired Lars Lindborn to be a senior associate scientist in the company’s Strategic Consulting Services group in Europe. Lindborn was formerly a Pfizer fellow at Uppsala University’s department of pharmaceutical biosciences. He also was a bioinformatics software developer at AstraZeneca.

GeneExpress has appointed Hannah Monds director of business development, in which she will handle licensing for the company’s StaRT-PCR technology and will manage business relations. Monds was previously at AAIPharma, where she was involved in lab analysis of pharmaceuticals and was manager of the company’s Stability Management services.

Private equity firm Genstar Capital has formed a partnership with former Serologicals CEO David Dodd and Bud Ingalls, former CEO and president role at LaRoche Industries, in hopes of accelerating the company’s investments in the life sciences. Before working at Serologicals, Dodd was at Abbott Laboratories, Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Mead Johnson Laboratories, and Solvay Pharmaceuticals. Ingalls has also been chief financial officer of CardioMEMS and vice president of finance and CFO of Serologicals.

Access Genetics has named Paul Hoedeman chief financial officer and Elizabeth Skinner as vice president of legal, quality, and regulatory affairs. Hoedeman recently was CFO of Edwin Watts Golf, and has been vice president of finance at Home Depot, corporate controller at NCR Corporation, and CFO and chief information officer at Allied Signal Aerospace. Skinner was an attorney in private practice and was in-house counsel at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics. She has also been director of regulatory and clinical appeals at Medica. 



Bill Craumer, who formerly was director of corporate marketing and communications at Illumina, has been named director of investor relations at Applied Biosystems.


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