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Cynthia French, Erik Holmlin

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Exiqon has hired Cynthia French to be chief scientific officer and Erik Holmlin to be chief commercial officer, the company said last week.

French formerly worked at Affymetrix, where she served as vice president of the firm’s clinical services laboratory. She was also vice president and CSO at Specialty Laboratories, and worked at Quest Diagnostics, Plutiva, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Diagnostic Products Corporation, and Du Pont.

Holmlin previously worked at BD Diagnostics and he was one of the founders of GeneOhm, which was purchased by BD Diagnostics in 2006.

Both French and Holmlin will be based at the company’s Oncotech subsidiary in California.

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