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People in the News: May 24, 2011

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Vermillion has appointed Bruce Huebner to serve on its board of directors.

Huebner currently is a managing director at LynxCom Partners. He previously was president of Osmetech Molecular Diagnostics, president and chief operating officer of Nanogen, president and CEO of TrovaGene, and executive vice president and COO of Gen-Probe.

Huebner also held sales and marketing positions at Quidel, Hybritech, and Roche Diagnostics.

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