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Variagenics Crouch Lands at Discovery Partners

NEW YORK, July 9 - Taylor Crouch, one-time president and chief executive officer of Variagenics, will be president and chief operating officer at Discovery Partners. He starts today.


Before joining Variagenics, which he left in May, Crouch spent time in Parexel, Schering-Plough, and Pfizer.


He currently is a director of X-ray instrument manufacturer Bruker-AXS.

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