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People in the News: May 10, 2011


HTG Molecular Diagnostics has appointed John Lubniewski to be its chief business officer. He will be responsible for sales, marketing, and product development teams in the areas of molecular testing, translational medicine, and pharmaceutical clinical development and pathology laboratory diagnostics, according to the Tucson, Ariz.-based firm.

Lubniewski formerly was involved in senior management at Ventana Medical Systems, and he was a business development manager at Corning.

Ram Laxman has been hired as the vice president of sales and sales operations in Asia at Pacific Biosciences. He joins PacBio after seven years at Illumina, most recently managing its Asian distributor organization across Australia, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, and Pakistan.

Previously, he was an application scientist at Illumina and Research Instruments. Laxman holds a PhD in molecular biology from the National University of Singapore's School of Medicine.

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