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Billie-Jo Kerns, Michael Hogan, Kareem Saad

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Billie-Jo Kerns has been named vice president of strategic marketing and business development at High-Throughput Genomics.
 
Prior to joining HTG, Kerns was the director of integrated solutions and molecular diagnostics at Promega. She also held several positions at Ventana Medical Systems, including director of women's health, director of strategic marketing, and senior director of product technical support in operations. 
 

 
Sigma-Aldrich’s chief administrative officer and chief financial officer Michael Hogan plans to retire sometime this summer, after the company names his successor, Sigma-Aldrich said last week. Hogan said he is leaving the company to pursue volunteer and civic activities. The company has begun a search for his replacement.
 

 
Codon Devices has appointed Kareem Saad to the post of vice president of marketing and business development, a new position at the company. Saad was CEO at Gulfstream Bioinformatics and he was general manager of business development for TransMed Partners, both healthcare IT companies. Saad also held a variety of jobs at IBM, including worldwide business segment executive of R&D and as worldwide solution segment leader of clinical genomics.

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