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NEW YORK, Feb 22 - EraGen Biosciences of Alachua, Fla., said Thursday its CEO and president, Gideon Shapiro, stepped down in order to pursue other activities. 

Shapiro said it was “a mutual decision for a new direction the company will be pursuing that needs new expertise.”

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