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Gregory Gosch has been named vice president of marketing at Luminex, the company said last week. Gosch most recently served as senior director of sales and marketing for Nanogen. He has also held marketing and product management positions for Chiron and Bio-Rad Laboratories, Luminex announced.


MFIC announced that its microfluidics division has named William Beltz as industry marketing manager. Beltz will be responsible for the company’s Microfluidizer processors, primarily in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors, MFIC said, and will also lead the launch of the company’s new high-pressure Multiple Stream Mixer Reactor for the continuous creation of nanoparticles. Beltz has held product management and marketing positions at Applied Biosystems, Schleicher & Schuell, DuPont Biotechnology Systems, and NEN, MFIC said. He also led his own firm, Biotechnology Associates, a biotechnology consulting service.

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