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William Cotter, Daniel Calvo, George Dunbar, Dmitry Samarsky

Helicos Biosciences has appointed William Cotter as vice president of operations, the company said this week. Cotter formerly was vice president of operations at Closure Medical Corporation, and before that worked at Sanofi Diagnostic Pasteur, which was purchased by Bio-Rad Laboratories in 1999. Helicos disclosed Cotter's appointment as part of its announcement that it has begun manufacturing its Heliscope genome sequencer.

Accuri Cytometers has appointed Daniel Calvo and George Dunbar to its board of directors.
George Dunbar is president, CEO, and a director of Aastrom Biosciences, and has served as CEO of Quantum Dot, Targesome, Epic Therapeutics, Cytotherapeutics, Stem Cells, and Metra Biosystems.
Dan Calvo is president and CEO of Assay Designs, and previously was CEO of Cellomics. He has also been head of worldwide sales in PerkinElmer’s Life and Analytical Sciences division.

CytRx subsidiary RXi Pharmaceuticals has named Dmitry Samarsky as vice president of technology and development
Samarsky has been director of technology and development at Dharmacon, business development manager at Invitrogen, and was in business development at Sequitur, which was purchased by Invitrogen.

The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.