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NEW YORK, March 13 - InforMax has named Andrew Whiteley president, chairman, and CEO, the company announced late on Wednesday.

Whiteley takes over from Alex Titomirov, the company's founder, who is resigning from the company immediately, InforMax said in a statement.


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